Chapter 5: Missed Opportunity – War in the Eastern Sector

  The Pakistani nation after independence was divided in a unique position, geographically. Separated by nearly…

Chapter 6: The Lull – Air Operations (Sept 8th to 14th)

 

Chapter 3: Air Attack – Outbreak of the War (Sept 1-6th)

Operation GIBRALTER, as the Pakistanis called it, was a brilliant plan. It was the brainchild of…

Chapter 2: Preliminaries – The line up and Rann of Kutch

Following the defeat in the China war, the Indian Govt. gave a free hand for the…

Chapter 1: The IAF in the Preliminary Years

INTRODUCTION – THE IAF IN ITS PRELIMINARY YEARS The Indian Air Force (IAF) was officially born on 08 October 1932, when…

Introduction : Behind the Book

 

The War at Kalaikunda

On 7 Sept 65, as a young Navigator with No.16 Squadron, then Fg Offr G C S…

The day the PAF got away

In war, much often hangs on a knife-edge. As this piece by Air Marshal Raghavendran shows,…

The Canberras in the 1965 War