- Category: Tributes
- Written by Webmaster
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Group Captain Kapil Bhargava (3939 F(P) who passed away on 17th December 2014, a was a good friend and a supporter for this website . He contributed so many articles on History that he had his own "sub-site" on Bharat Rakshak. He was also one of those behind the Gnat Get-together event and the Gnat Golden Jubilee website (now hosted on bharat-rakshak). Several tributes rolled in when he left for his final flight. we reproduced two such tributes to him in this page.
- Category: Enthusiasts
- Written by Updates
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Gp Capt (Retd) Deb Gohain's Painting gallery is now updated with nine new paintings, spanning 1965, 1971 , Helicopter operations and the squadron anniversaries. They can be viewed in his Gallery of Aviation Art of DebGohain
- Category: The Royal Indian Air Force in the Second World War
- Written by Jagan Pillarisetti
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The complete story of No.1 Squadron's operations in the Imphal Battle told in detail never before known. First published in an abridged form for the WW2 Imphal Battle Commemoration Brochure. This article also puts names to the unknown faces - and lists out those who sacrificed their lives in the battle.
- Category: The India-Pakistan War 1965
- Written by Wg Cdr V M Mayadev (Retd)
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On 19th September 1965, Four Gnats of No.9 Squadron were involved in an aircombat with four PAF F-86 Sabres. While two Sabres were claimed by the Indian pilots, one of the Gnats failed to return. This is the story of the Gnat pilot who failed to return, was written off as lost, but came back after the war. Wg Cdr V M Mayadev takes a critical look at the aircombat and what could have gone right. (or wrong)
- Category: Jets and Growth 1948-64
- Written by Webmaster
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On a dark night, exactly 57 years ago, two young lives were extinguished in the skies of england near RAF Bassingbourn. Flt Lt S H K Naidu and Flt Lt D P Pandey were killed in a Canberra crash during the night. And for many years, only a paragraph of information was all that was available.. till his nephew decided to find out more..
- Category: The Bangladesh War 1971
- Written by Gp Capt Apram Jeet Singh VrC (Retd)
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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.
- Category: Reviews
- Written by Air Marshal Bharat Kumar (Retd)
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Reviewed by Nitin A Gokhale