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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

The Westland Wapiti Book

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 June 2013 02:46

My days in Training - Cadet, Instructor, Examiner

Early Production Kirans at BangaloreGroup Captain Anant Bewoor wrote this article for the magazine - The Purple Beret about his days with Training Command - in all stages of his career from an aspiring cadet, proud instructor and and aircrew examiner.
Last Updated on Monday, 31 December 2012 18:32

Never an easy day

Air Vice Marshal Manmohan Bahadur, a serving officer of the Indian Air Force, analyzes the crash of the Black Hawk used in the Bin Laden Raid on Abbotabad.

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

Ganesha's Flyboys : The Indian Air Force in Congo 1960-62

New Book Released: In August 1960, an Indian Air Force C-119G Packet landed at N'Djili airport in the Congo, bringing three crews and about 35 ground personnel from No 12 Squadron, Indian Air Force, to operate UN transport aircraft in that country. They were followed by Canberra bombers of No.5 Squadron. This book - first in the Rakshak Series - details their story. Click the Cover to see ordering details.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 03:08

50 Years of No.28 Squadron - First Supersonics


No 28 Squadron of the IAF proudly celebrates 50 years of service to the nation on 02 Mar 2013. It is a time to reflect, to rejoice and to celebrate this historic occasion. All the air warriors who were a part of the unit since its inception are cordially invited to be a part of the occasion. View the complete article for the full details .


Last Updated on Thursday, 20 December 2012 01:22

Mi-4 Helicopters during POW exchange - 1962

Medics (Possibly Red Cross)Rare photographs taken from Nitin Gokhale's "NewsWarrior" Blog showcases IAF Helicopters engaged in POW repatriation after the 1962 war. These are from a set of  65 rare photographs dating back to the 1962 India-China War that were dug out of archives by his friend Nitin Shastri. These photographs were mostly never seen before and offer a rare glimpse into the Indian Air Force's operations at that time. The photographs show IAF Mi-4 helicopters and the rare Allouette III sporting Red Cross markings - implying that this was a post-war photograph showing sick POW repatriations. The numbers on the helicopters indicate that this was from No.110 Helicopter Unit

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 November 2012 02:21

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