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Okay, so you've seen the website, and liked what you have read here. You'd like to do your bit to record and chronicle the history of the Indian Air Force in its entirety.

But you have no idea where to start or how to go about it.

Here is how you can help. Check the following links to read about the history projects undertaken by the Bharat Rakshak IAF site.

Choose your area of interest - and write in to volunteer. You can write squadron histories, do veteran interviews, contribute scanned material from family collections of memorabilia, do local research in your libraries, or just do simple data entry work. Every bit helps.

Check out one of our recently completed project: The 1965 India-Pakistan Air War, now published in book form.

Check out our History, Gallery and Database sections - the amount of material generated is by far the largest collection of IAF related historical material on the Internet.

IAF Databases - Crowd Sourcing COs list

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The webmasters of the BR Site invite anyone to contribute information on COs and Commanders for their database section.  Read on...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 23:06

50 Years of No.28 Squadron - First Supersonics

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No 28 Squadron of the IAF proudly celebrates 50 years of service to the nation on 02 Mar 2013. It is a time to reflect, to rejoice and to celebrate this historic occasion. All the air warriors who were a part of the unit since its inception are cordially invited to be a part of the occasion. View the complete article for the full details .


Last Updated on Thursday, 20 December 2012 01:22

Indian Air Force Veterans History Project

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altBharat Rakshak is interested in compiling a personal history of the veterans that have served with the IAF in the course of its rich history. Operational and wartime histories are valuable and interesting in their own right but the details and insights available in personal testimonials are an equally valuable resource. We are looking for ex-service personnel and veterans who will be willing to share their experiences and service particulars that would help us create an archive of material on the History of the Indian Air force.

Last Updated on Friday, 26 June 2009 13:25

The 1971 Air War Project

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altFollowing the completion of the 1965 Air War History Project, and its publication in the form of a published book, The India-Pakistan Air War of 1965, the Bharat Rakshak IAF History team has started the 1971 Air War History Project. Writing the history of the 1971 air operations promises to be a gigantic undertaking, and we need all the help we can get from from IAF veterans willing to share their experiences of this conflict.


Last Updated on Friday, 26 June 2009 02:03

Squadron Histories Project

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Do you want your favourite Squadron or Unit to have a History page on this site? Or do you want to write about a particular squadron that is not already featured on this website? Check out the squadron histories page and write to us.

If you are writing about a particular squadron, we will help you find the information you are looking for. Any material from our archives will be provided to you to complete the project.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 July 2009 19:06

Indian Airmen in WW2

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altNearly 2000 Officers and 15000 airmen from India took part in the Second World War as part of the Royal Indian Air Force. Very little is known about their exploits. If you know someone who had taken part in WW2, and who is ready to talk about their experiences - write in to us. You can also send us photos or logbook scans to help reconstruct veteran or aircraft histories. Click on the link to find out more.

Last Updated on Friday, 26 June 2009 13:13

The English Electric Canberra in IAF Service

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Can-Header.gif (6339 bytes)This is a Book Project - being undertaken by Anandeep S Pannu, the final product will be a book that will chronicle and detail the History of the English Electric Canberra in the Indian Air Force Service. If you have had anything to do with the Canberra in the IAF's service, whether as Flight Crew or ground crew, whether in war or in peace, then please consider contributing to this project.
Last Updated on Friday, 26 June 2009 13:19

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