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The Ladder of His Life : Biography of Air Chief Marshal Idris Latif

Reviewed by Brig Tony Sarao

Last Updated on Monday, 03 March 2014 17:32

"I Join the RIAF"


"I join the RIAF" - The journey of Naresh Kumar Midha is a lovely recruitment brochure was bought out sometime after September 1949 (Before the RIAF dropped its "Royal" prefix in Jan 1950) . The brochure provides the story of Naresh Kumar Midha (later Air Commodore (Retd)) who was commissioned on 3 September 1949. The brochure is 24 pages (including the covers) and is illustrated throughout.

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 February 2014 21:12

Summer of 1999 : View from 5th Floor Air HQ

Air Vice Marshal Manmohan Bahadur (Retd) was the Staff Officer to Air Chief Marshal A Y Tipnis, CAS during the Kargil Operations. He shares his unique experiences of the events that unfolded into the sharp and decisive acts undertaken by the Indian Air Force in the Kargil fighting of 1999.

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 January 2014 04:33

Arup Raha

Air Chief Marshal Arup RahaPVSM AVSM VM ADC

CAS, 31 Dec 2013 - Current. Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha has taken over as the new Chief of Air Staff

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 January 2014 01:01

21 Seconds - Flame out at LOW LEVEL


21 seconds in time can fly fast without anyone noticing it, but as this supersonic jet pilot can testify, it can appear to be a lifetime - and a lot can happen in those short 21 seconds!

Last Updated on Monday, 03 March 2014 17:31

Wing Commmander Alfred Anthony (2824/GD(P))

Flight Cadet under Training

Alfred Anthony joined up to serve in the Indian Air Force at the height of World War Two. He was part of the 21st Pilots Course that commenced its training at Initial Training Wing, Poona in July 1943. After completing the initial training Alfred arrived at the No.1 Elementary Flying Training School at Begumpet on 31 October 1943. Three months of flying training on the De Havilland Tigermoth followed before Alfred was commissioned in the Indian Air Force on 31 January 1944 with service number IND/2824. He was just 26 at that time.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 02:32

IAF Databases - Crowd Sourcing COs list

The webmasters of the BR Site invite anyone to contribute information on COs and Commanders for their database section.  Read on...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 23:06

Obituary: Air Marshal Partha Kumar Dey AVSM PVSM

Air Marshal Partha Kumar Dey AVSM PVSM  (30 March 1934 - 10 January 2014)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 January 2014 03:22

Airborne to Chairborne : Memoirs of a War Veteran

Reviewed by Jagan Pillarisetti



Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 16:42

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BR IAF Books

The Westland Wapiti in the Indian Air Force: A Complete history (1933-1943) by P V S Jagan Mohan
Learn about the IAF's first ever aircraft

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