Video – Heroes of the 1965 War

Courtesy of the HAL sponsored “Gnat Brotherhood” film, this short video clip features rare war time footage of several IAF heroes – involved in Air Combats or in daring evasions.

Courtesy of the HAL sponsored “Gnat Brotherhood” film, this short video clip features rare war time footage of several IAF heroes – involved in Air Combats or in daring evasions.

The personallities seen in this video include

Gp Capt Roshan Suri – Test Pilot and Station Commander of Pathankot Air Force Station that was at the forefront of the operations.

Sqn Ldr  Trevor Keelor – who claimed the first Air to Air Victory on September 3rd.

Flt Lt V S Pathania – who claimed another Sabre jet on September 4th.

Fg Offr Dara P Chinoy – who ejected behind enemy lines but evaded capture to make it back to our lines.

Sqn Ldr Denzil Keelor – who shot down a Sabre jet on September 19th.

Flt Lt Viney Kapila – Keelor’s wingman who claimed another Sabre Jet in the same battle.

Sqn Ldr A J S Sandhu – another Gnat pilot with a Sabre claim to his credit.

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