EASTERN AIR COMMAND COMMEMORATES SWARNIM VIJAY VARSH.
AZIR KHOBOR, GUWAHATI, 18TH DECEMBER : On the Occasion of Vijay Diwas and as part of Swarnim Vijay Varsh Commemoration, a seminar on ‘Role of IAF in 1971 War’ was organised by
Headquarters Eastern Air Command at Air Force Station Borjhar. The
seminar was attended by some of the air veterans who took active part in
the air operations during the war. Air Mshl DK Patnaik AVSM VM,
Air Officer Commanding in Chief, senior officers of Eastern Air Command and commanding officers/ flight commanders of flying units as well as young officers from all over EAC attended the day-long seminar. Senior air veterans shared their experiences of the air operations undertaken by them and discussed the lessons learnt.
Participating war veterans included AVM BK Bishnoi VrC & Bar,
Air Mshl KC Cariappa PVSM VM(G), Wg Cdr J Bhattacharya VM(G). Air Cmde KB Menon VM VSM, Wg Cdr Prabir Kumar Basu, Gp Capt Hemant Sardesai VrC, Air Cmde SS Tyagi VM, Gp Capt PM Velankar, Air Mshl Ajit Bhavnani PVSM AVSM VM(G),
Wg Cdr SF Soares, Wg Cdr J Bhoumik, Air Mshl H Masand VrC VM, Wg Cdr PN Paralkar, Wg Cdr VK Vasudeva, Wg Cdr RK Dewan, Wg Cdr Dev K Ghosh, Wg Cdr SS Krishnamurthy, Wg Cdr DJS Kler VM(G) & Air Mshl PK Barbora PVSM VM. Few air veterans based at Guwahati were also present during the occasion.