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No.4 Squadron - Flying Toofanis at Hasimara

Group Captain Gurdeep Singh Samra contributes several photos to illustrate the Toofani days of No.4 Squadrons at Hasimara This came right after his posting with The Mystere Days of No.8 Squadron

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 November 2013 14:46
 

RIAF Aircraft Service Timeline

Timeline of Aircraft induction and service with various Indian Air Force Squadrons in WW2.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 15:36 Read more...
 

Air Marshal Johnny Greene (1929-2013)

A legendary pilot and officer,  Air Marshal Johnny William Greene passed away on 16 October 2013. Born 21 March 1929, Greene was commissioned in the IAF on 16 June 1951 (4093 F(P)) . He served as a Hunter pilot before moving on the Folland Gnat and making a name for himself in the 1965 and 1971 wars.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 October 2013 01:37 Read more...
 

Video : Flying Officer K V Nair repatriated after fall of Rangoon

Rare WW2 era footage of former POW Flying Officer K V Nair after his liberation from the Rangoon Jail.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 September 2013 15:07 Read more...
 

HAL and the Indian Aviation Industry

 Wing Commander (Retd) Inder Mohan Chopra is a distinguished test pilot who served as the Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited from 1988 to 1991. In this article he writes about the Indian Aviation Industry and the limitations keeping back HAL from becoming a world class leader in Aeronautcal design and manufacturing.

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 August 2013 18:13 Read more...
 

Video : Planes of Hindustan

Planes of Hindustan was one of the earliest World War II documentaries to be made in India and it was the second to be produced by the company Wadia. The film has rare footage of No.1 Squadron from early 1940, However further information is missing on details available in the film. We have taken the effort to use the power of Youtube to provide additional "Annotations" on the film. There are a total of 27 annotations provided

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 November 2013 00:29 Read more...
 

Aircraft Service Timeline

An interactive timeline of aircraft that served with the IAF over the years.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 15:24 Read more...
 

Southern Air Command (SAC)

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Last Updated on Saturday, 05 October 2013 17:58 Read more...
 

Flying the Sukhoi-7 in Operation Cactus-Lily

26-SquadronAir Marshal Narayanan Menon was a Flight Lieutenant with No.26 Squadron at Adampur flying the massive Sukhoi-7 Ground attack aircraft during the 71 war. The Squadron was involved in a sector with the most enemy opposition on the western front. He recollects details of unit's contributions and his own personal experiences of the war.
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 September 2013 23:35 Read more...
 

K-13 Live Firing - First time in India (with a Canberra's Help)

After the disappointing performance of the missile in the 65 War, No.28 Squadron tested the K-13 missile in live firing exercises.  A Canberra flown by Squadron Leader S A Patwardhan  was the key in these tests.

Last Updated on Sunday, 04 August 2013 01:40 Read more...
 


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The India-Pakistan Air War of 1965 by P V S Jagan Mohan & Samir Chopra
The first book published on the IAF in the 1965 war till date.



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