The IAF History Thread

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Re: The IAF History Thread

Postby Rahul M » 07 Nov 2018 13:40

https://bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/history/ ... -1962.html

Burn the Toofanis! - a story from 1962


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Re: The IAF History Thread

Postby nachiket » 04 Apr 2019 12:12

From Livefist:

Picture of IAF's "mammoth formation"

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Re: The IAF History Thread

Postby Aditya_V » 04 Apr 2019 12:23

Hmmm, only 1 variant of Mig 21 in that formation? IAF was a virtual Zoo with 4-5 types of Mig 21's, Mig 23 BN and Mig 23 MF, Mig 27, Jaguar Is/ Jaguar IM, Gnat Ajeet, Canberra, Mig 25, Mig 29 and Mirage 2000.

Atleast with SU-30 we have a decent fleet, hope Tejas also IAF orders in Numbers

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Re: The IAF History Thread

Postby jaysimha » 29 Apr 2019 14:52

http://pibarchive.nic.in/newsite/photor ... hid=140243

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa unveiling the bust of legend Late Marshal of the Indian Air Force (MIAF) Arjan Singh, at Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhawan), in New Delhi on April 15, 2019.

CNR :126667 Photo ID :140243

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Postby Rakesh » 07 May 2019 03:10

https://twitter.com/TheBrownBeagle/stat ... 2180945920 ---> Here's the article on the Red Scorchers, with that same photo at its head. I was a kid at Tilpath, the day they displayed (mid-1971), and remember both the 4-aircraft formation display as well as Wg Cdr HS Gill's solo. Loved 'em both!!

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Re: The IAF History Thread

Postby ramana » 07 May 2019 03:52

Looks like 4th Para Page one has Shiv's Cousin Flt Lt. K. Suresh, later on (Dec 1971) to fight in Longewala.

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Re: The IAF History Thread

Postby vsunder » 30 Mar 2020 07:13

Air Vice Marshal Chandan Singh Rathore(retd) MVC is no more. Then Gp. Capt. Chandan Singh along with Lt. Gen. Sagat Singh organized and executed the famous Meghna heli-lift in 1971.

Using Mi-4 helicopters beginning 9th Dec in an operation involving flying 110 sorties over 36 hours 311 brigade was airlifted across the Meghna. This was preceeded by the Sylhet airlift on Dec 7th. Mi-4 helicopters could carry 15 personnel. But 23 were carried.

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Postby Rakesh » 22 Jun 2020 18:22

https://twitter.com/AnchitGupta9/status ... 49024?s=20 ---> No 9 Sqn During Op Brasstacks (1987) at an operation location on Ajeets. This camo for Ajeets is rare!

Source: Air Cmde JS Dhillon (Retd)

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Re: The IAF History Thread

Postby Hiten » 30 Jun 2020 08:45

Watching These IAF HF-24 Marut Fighters Taxiing & Taking To The Air Is A Sight Just As Contemporary

The sleek, pencil-slim contours of the HF-24 Marut, developed in the 50s India, with it's elegant, swept-wing & tail configuration, attached to a perfect Area-ruled fuselage, would have been totally at home in a line-up of current, operational aircraft - the JAS 39 Gripen, MiG-29, J-10, F/A-18. In fact, at the risk of losing sight of objectivity, it could be argued that the Marut's appearance exuded certain futuristic vibe, amplified by the gleam off it's naked, unpainted airframe. This rare video footage, shot on May 10, 1964, when the Indian Air Force [IAF] received it's first 4 Marut, showcases the HF-24 in it's pristine glory.

https://www.spansen.com/2020/06/iaf-hf- ... force.html

can anyone ID the highlighted Ordnance?
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Re: The IAF History Thread

Postby narmad » 23 Jul 2020 20:45

I am not sure if this has been posted

The enemy started firing at us

This is the first of the series By Air Commodore NITIN SATHE (Retd)


Good one on Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar
Remembering Kargil: The IAF Attack on Tiger Hill

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Re: The IAF History Thread

Postby Rakesh » 27 Jul 2020 20:56

The Storied Career Of India's Oldest Fighter Pilot, Who Turns 100 Tomorrow
https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/the-sto ... ow-2268918
26 July 2020

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Re: The IAF History Thread

Postby Rakesh » 27 Jul 2020 21:41

He has truly touched the sky with Glory! Jai Hind Sir!

https://twitter.com/ShivAroor/status/12 ... 64865?s=20 ---> India’s oldest fighter pilot Squadron Leader Dalip Singh Majithia, turns 100 today! He retired from the Indian Air Force in August 1947, just as India was gaining independence. The things he must have seen. Power to you always, Sir!

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Re: The IAF History Thread

Postby Rakesh » 27 Jul 2020 21:43

https://twitter.com/TheBrownBeagle/stat ... 76896?s=20 ---> Today, Squadron Leader Dalip Singh Majithia, RIAF (retd) turns 100 years old. One of just a handful of IAF WW2 veterans still with us. I had the privilege of helping his family compile a video telling his story; hope it is made public.

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Re: The IAF History Thread

Postby Rakesh » 04 Aug 2020 19:26

You can drag & drop all these images into a new window for actual size. Easier to read...

https://twitter.com/joe_sameer/status/1 ... 03232?s=20 ----> Wing Commander Jagmohan Nath MVC & Bar of Indian Air Force was pioneer of Canberra ISR missions, with operations over Tibet (1962) & Pakistan (1965). The living legend is near 90 years now. Here's a reminisce of a sortie over Lahore sector from an upcoming book. Godspeed & Long Life to the Air Warrior!

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Re: The IAF History Thread

Postby Rakesh » 19 Aug 2020 02:44

MiG-21 and the Indian Air Force
https://medium.com/indra-networks/mig-2 ... 65834443e3
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