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The Indo-China War 1962

Additional Resources:
Official 1962 War History -Chapter on Air Operations

External Reading
The 1962 India-China War and Kargil 1999: Restrictions on the Use of Air Power - Wg Cdr R Sukumaran [IDSA]

No Use of Combat Air Power in the 1962 War by Air Vice Marshal A K Tiwary [IDR]



Lifeline Through the Sky – Ladakh 1962

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Dakota to Thoise

Wg Cdr Joseph Thomas, VM was a young flying officer serving with No.43 Squadron in Ladakh during the 1962 war with China. His experiences during the outbreak of the war are narrated in this article.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014 02:31

In the Line of Fire - No 110 Helicopter Unit, IAF

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Glimpses of the Role played by No 110 Helicopter Unit, IAF in the Chinese War of  1962 – NEFA Sector: A Tribute by Air Cmde Melville Rego, who participated in the war with the unit as a rookie Signals Officer.
Last Updated on Monday, 23 May 2011 18:52

Close Air Support in the 1962 War

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Gp Capt Anant Bewoor argues in this article that the IAF was not fully prepared for providing Close Air Support over the battlefields of the 1962 War.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 July 2009 18:07

Independence and the China War

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Last Updated on Friday, 24 July 2009 20:02

Highest Take Off in the World

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 October 2009 01:05

Dakota Dispatches

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Wing Commander (Retd) Venugopalan "Venu" Kondath continues on his experiences in the Indian Air Force. In this installment - he writes about flying in Dakotas of with No.11 Squadron "Rhinos" in the north east frontier agency. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 July 2009 14:32

Rescue Missions in Tsangdhar

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Arnold Socindronath Williams was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in October 1950. Originally trained on Transports and Heavy bombers like the Liberators, he later moved to helicopters and was the commanding officer of No.105 Helicopter Unit during the run up to the 1962 War. In this article he writes about two of his sorties from those times.

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 February 2014 15:34

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