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Pilot Officer Anand Singh Giri (4674 GD(P)) (1930-1954)

Pilot Officer Anand Singh Giri (4674 GD(P)) (1930-1954)

The album of late Pilot Officer Anand Singh Giri (4674 GD(P)) (1930-1954) has been updated with over a dozen new photographs that tells the story of his journey.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 01:39

Lifeline Through the Sky – Ladakh 1962

Dakota to Thoise

Wg Cdr Joseph Thomas, VM was a young flying officer serving with No.43 Squadron in Ladakh during the 1962 war with China. His experiences during the outbreak of the war are narrated in this article.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014 02:31

21 Seconds - Flame out at LOW LEVEL


21 seconds in time can fly fast without anyone noticing it, but as this supersonic jet pilot can testify, it can appear to be a lifetime - and a lot can happen in those short 21 seconds!

Last Updated on Monday, 03 March 2014 17:31

Wing Commmander Alfred Anthony (2824/GD(P))

Flight Cadet under Training

Alfred Anthony joined up to serve in the Indian Air Force at the height of World War Two. He was part of the 21st Pilots Course that commenced its training at Initial Training Wing, Poona in July 1943. After completing the initial training Alfred arrived at the No.1 Elementary Flying Training School at Begumpet on 31 October 1943. Three months of flying training on the De Havilland Tigermoth followed before Alfred was commissioned in the Indian Air Force on 31 January 1944 with service number IND/2824. He was just 26 at that time.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 02:32

Caribous of Cape May

The Caribous of Cape May, NJThe Caribous of Cape May, NJ - In the south most corner of the New Jersey Peninsula, in Cape May airport are the relics of eight Indian Air Force Caribou aircraft.
Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2014 03:45

No.2 Squadron - Photos from the 70s


Group Captain Gohain was commissioned in the fighter stream of 110 Pilots Course on 2 Jun 1973. After initial training He was posted to Gnat squadrons and for next seven years or so served in Nos 22, 23 and 2 Squadrons. In 1982 he converted to MiG 21M and served in 37 and 17 Squadrons. he did two instructional tenures in MOFTU where he flew MiG-21FLs and later commanded 52 Squadron. He also commanded 273 SU, an ADDC as Group Captain. A qualified FCL and graduate of Staff College, he took a premature retirement from Air Force in May 2004.

Last Updated on Sunday, 06 April 2014 22:17

The Ladder of His Life : Biography of Air Chief Marshal Idris Latif

Reviewed by Brig Tony Sarao

Last Updated on Monday, 03 March 2014 17:32

"I Join the RIAF"


"I join the RIAF" - The journey of Naresh Kumar Midha is a lovely recruitment brochure was bought out sometime after September 1949 (Before the RIAF dropped its "Royal" prefix in Jan 1950) . The brochure provides the story of Naresh Kumar Midha (later Air Commodore (Retd)) who was commissioned on 3 September 1949. The brochure is 24 pages (including the covers) and is illustrated throughout.

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 February 2014 21:12

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BR IAF Books

The India-Pakistan Air War of 1965 by P V S Jagan Mohan & Samir Chopra
The first book published on the IAF in the 1965 war till date.

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