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Pathankot Air Force Station

Pathankot Air Force Station  is a military airport located 3 km from Pathankot and is located on the Pathankot – Majra Road. It is part of the Western Air Command of the Indian Air Force and covers an area of… Continue Reading →

First women pilot in Indian Air Force

Flight Lt. Harita Kaur Deol (1972 – December 25, 1996) was a pilot with the Indian Air Force. She was the first woman pilot to fly solo in the Indian Air Force. The flight was on 2 September 1994 in… Continue Reading →

One Rank, One Pension (OROP)

One Rank, One Pension (OROP), or same pension, for same rank and for the same length of service, irrespective of the date of retirement was the basis for determining the pension and benefits of Indian Armed Forces till 1973. In… Continue Reading →

Marshal – Indian Air Force

Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh is the only officer of the Indian Air Force to be promoted to five-star rank, equal to a Field Marshal, to which he was promoted in 2002. With the death of Field… Continue Reading →

Court Martial

A court-martial (plural courts-martial, as “martial” is postpositive) is a military court. A court-martial is empowered to determine the guilt of members of the armed forces subject to military law, and, if the defendant is found guilty, to decide upon… Continue Reading →

First Woman Pilot to fly solo in Indian Air Force

Flight Lt. Harita Kaur Deol (1972 – December 25, 1996) was a pilot with the Indian Air Force. She was the first woman pilot to fly solo in the Indian Air Force. The flight was on 2 September 1994 in… Continue Reading →

Operation Rahat

Operation Rahat – 2013 – the Indian Air Force’s rescue operations to evacuate civilians affected by the 2013 North India floods. Thousands of pilgrims in transit in the hill states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradeshwere stranded in various valleys. It… Continue Reading →

Param Vir Chakra

The Param Vir Chakra (PVC) is India’s highest military decoration awarded for the highest degree of valour or self-sacrifice in the presence of the enemy. The majority of the recipients, fourteen out of twenty one, were awarded posthumously. Of the… Continue Reading →

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