After the disappointing performance of the missile in the 65 War, No.28 Squadron tested the K-13 missile in live firing exercises. A Canberra flown by Squadron Leader S A Patwardhan was the key in these tests.
June 16, 2013 marked the book launch of "Panther Red One" - The Autobiography of Air Marshal S Raghavendran. Air Marshal Raghavendran's book took shape from the series of articles he had contributed to our site. The book was published earlier this year by Knowledge World India. The Book launch included a Panel Discussion in which the Air Marshal shared some of his experiences in the IAF in Video. (Length 38 minutes)
A veteran of three wars - WW2, 1947-48 Kashmir War and the 1965 India-Pakistan War, Air Vice Marshal John Jasper Bouche (Pop) passed away today in Perth,Australia,after a brief illness. Group Captain Kapil Bhargava writes a short tribute to him
Wg Cdr Har Kishan Lal Saxena (4907) F(P) flew a variety of aircraft in his career - Vampires, Toofanis, Mysteres and ultimately the Sukhoi-7 fighter bombers. He narrates the tale of his career in the IAF and his fortious escape from a stricken aircraft
No.4 Squadron "The Oorials" got this commemorative coin minted in the US. Styled on the "Challenge Coins" available in the US, this one features the Oorials emblem on one side with the motto "Maan par Jaan" on one side and the IAF badge on the other side. The coins have been made to be provided to the serving and retired personnel of the Squadron. A few surplus coins (<25) have been made available for the general public ..get yours here
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