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Surviving a Sukhoi-7 Crash

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

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 February 2014 23:51

First to the Last - 50 years of the MiG 21 with the IAF

Reviewed by Dr Shiv Shankar Sastry

Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 00:45

Bounty Flying in the North-East

Dhavle001.jpgWg Cdr N M Dhavle writes about his fighter pilot days flying --- Transports! all in the name of earning his Flying Pay!

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 May 2013 02:49

Air Commodore J J Bouche (1921-2013)

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

Last Updated on Monday, 15 April 2013 22:32

Collectibles - IAF Platinum Jubilee Coin Set

03-Coins-Obverse-UNCA Unique collectible is this coin set that was issued in 2007 to commemorate 75 Years of the Indian Air Force. The coin set was issued in Proof and in UNC (Uncirculated) types and consisted of one 2-Rupee coin and one 100-Rupee coin. Click on the image to see images of the coin set.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 April 2013 22:41

Video: Boss Panther Recollects - Air Marshal S Raghavendran

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)

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 July 2013 22:45

Courage & Devotion to Duty : A Chronicle of IAF’s Honours and Awards (1932-2008)

Reviewed by Group Captain Kapil Bhargava (Retd)
Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 June 2013 14:56

Chetak Dettachment to Batticoloa

IAF Detachment to Sri Lanka 1978 Wing Commander N M Dhavle was part of a Cyclone Relief Dettachment to Sri Lanka in November 1978. He writes in brief about his observations from that time.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 April 2013 00:11

Canberra's total electrical failure at night

Wing Commander Chandrakant Nijanand Bal, a former Canberra pilot writes about a night time sortie that went wrong - which earned him the Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry) in 1970)

Last Updated on Sunday, 10 February 2013 23:03

Electronic Warfare - The untold story of 1971

As a young Flight Lieutenant with an electronic eavesdropping unit of the Indian Air Force, (Wing Commander) M L Bala writes about the unsung role his unit played in hastening the end of the 1971 war.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 February 2013 00:53

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New Book on Indian Air Force air wars

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