The Bangladesh War 1971

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Wish I had a gun!

Air Commodore Manbir Singh VrC flew with No.28 Squadron during the 1971 War as a Flt Lt. During the course of the Bangladesh Operations, he flew 27 sorties in Air Defence, Counter Air and Close Support roles including night time bombing missions. In this article he recollects his very first combat sortie involving combat with a Pakistani F-86 Sabre Jet.

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Mission to Chamb

Gp Capt Apram Jeet Singh was a Flight Lieutenant flying with a detachment of MiG-21s of No.45 Squadron at Pathankot. He narrates the tale of a fateful mission to Chamb in which his aircraft was nearly shot down.

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December Diary : With the Battle Axes

 Wg Cdr Kulbir Singh Harnal was a young pilot with the Battle Axes - No.7 Squadron, based at Bagdogra when the war broke out. In this day by day account, Wg Cdr Harnal takes us through the Squadron's operations - from the Eastern Front to the Western Front, making it one of the few units that took part on both fronts.

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