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The Pioneers of Flight

Before the Indian Air Force was established in 1932, a group of Indian aviators marked their presence during the first world war.  

Indians over Flanders

Only four Indians are definitively known to have been military aviators in World War One. They blazed a remarkable trail for the six hundred odd who took up that occupation in World War Two (including at least one Bollywood actor), and the three thousand-odd who serve in that role in India today.

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