1999 Kargil War

Sqn Ldr Ajay Ahuja 17864 F (P) 17 Squadron KIA 27 May 1999 Sqn Ldr Ajay…

Sikorsky S-55 : The First Helicopters of the Indian Air Force

 Ashish Bagai chronicles the History of the IAF's first Helicopter - the Sikorsky S-55 Whirlwind.

Wing Commander Harish Chandar Sahgal (3024) GD(P)

This article narrates the career of Wg Cdr "Horace" Sahgal, commissioned just towards the end of…

Distinguished Service Order

President’s Standards

The award of President's colours/standard is one of the greatest honours bestowed upon an Air Force…

The Indian Air Force: Flying into the 21st Century

This article was first published in the BHARAT RAKSHAK MONITOR - Volume 3(1) July-August 2000 Issue

119 Helicopter Unit


Lord, Let Thy Servant go in peace – The Supermarine Spitfire

Designed by RJ Mitchell, famed for his previous Schneider Trophy floatplane designs, the prototype Spitfire first…

The Canberras in the 1965 War