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50 Years of No.28 Squadron - First Supersonics


No 28 Squadron of the IAF proudly celebrates 50 years of service to the nation on 02 Mar 2013. It is a time to reflect, to rejoice and to celebrate this historic occasion. All the air warriors who were a part of the unit since its inception are cordially invited to be a part of the occasion. View the complete article for the full details .


Last Updated on Thursday, 20 December 2012 01:22

Mi-4 Helicopters during POW exchange - 1962

Medics (Possibly Red Cross)Rare photographs taken from Nitin Gokhale's "NewsWarrior" Blog showcases IAF Helicopters engaged in POW repatriation after the 1962 war. These are from a set of  65 rare photographs dating back to the 1962 India-China War that were dug out of archives by his friend Nitin Shastri. These photographs were mostly never seen before and offer a rare glimpse into the Indian Air Force's operations at that time. The photographs show IAF Mi-4 helicopters and the rare Allouette III sporting Red Cross markings - implying that this was a post-war photograph showing sick POW repatriations. The numbers on the helicopters indicate that this was from No.110 Helicopter Unit

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 November 2012 02:21

Missing! - The Jamsaheb's fabulous sword

The Nawanagar Sword of Honour was a gem encrusted invaluable sword that was awarded to the newly commissioned Pilot Officers who stood first in their course at the Air Force Academy. The sword was replaced by the Chief of Air Staff Sword of Honour in the 1990s and it disappeared in the sands of time... till one diligent commandant of the Air Force Academy decided to track it down..

Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2013 20:07

The Tejas Story

 Reviewed by Group Captain Kapil Bhargava (Retd) 

Last Updated on Monday, 06 August 2012 13:17

Flying Officer Kartar Singh Saund - a Photo Album

Pilot Officer Kartar Singh Saund

Kartar Singh Saund (IND/1664 was commissioned into the Indian Air Force Volunteer Reserve in 1941. He joined No.2 Squadron after training and flew Lysander and Hurricane fighters. He died on the frontline in 1943 at Imphal - His family had preserved his photos for over seventy years - before showcasing them here. A profile of Kartar Singh Saund has also been researched and published along with the album.


Never an easy day

Air Vice Marshal Manmohan Bahadur, a serving officer of the Indian Air Force, analyzes the crash of the Black Hawk used in the Bin Laden Raid on Abbotabad.

Air Marshal Prithi Singh (April 8, 1934-October 16, 2012)

-  Air Marshal Prithi Singh PVSM AVSM VM Bar ADC, former C-in-C Western Air Command passed away on 16th October 2012 in Delhi.  The man who flew too much fought a battle against the Big C and finally flew his last sortie.  

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 October 2012 15:23

Micky Blake: Officer, Gentleman and Exceptional Pilot


We are all grieved to learn of passing away of Micky Blake on June 9th, 2012. He was 88 Years old . Micky was a legend in IAF. There is much that needs to be said about Micky, such as his winning the Sword of Honour in his Pilots Course, performance at the PAI and Day Fighter Leader Courses and his leadership qualities. . . . 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 June 2012 15:09

Fg Offr P Krishnamurti - Trying to piece together my father’s past

A portrait photo

by Padmini Sankar - A daughter's quest to research her father's career - Flying Officer P Krishnamurti was one of the only 28 Officers commissioned in the  Meteorological Branch 

This album has some rare documents from her collection - including her father's commission parchment, and a service discharge book - the first one we ever saw!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 July 2012 02:37

Sarang Helicopter Display Team

Sarang's Dhruv J4046Download the Team Brochure from the Sarang Helicopter Display Team.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 January 2012 15:48

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New Book on Indian Air Force air wars

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