Monday, September 28, 2015

Pak shot down IAF transport plane in east: Air Cdr Narender

Dehradun: During the 1965 war, Air Commodore Narender Bahadur Singh, then a Wing Commander, carried a reconnaissance mission in East Bengal, then part of Pakistan, while posted in the eastern sector of India that did not see much action.
The 88-year-old fighter pilot, who hails from Amethi but settled in Dehradun, admits candidly that India was not prepared for the war and there was lack of coordination between the Army and the Indian Air Force. “I was posted in Bagdogra then as the Commanding Officer of 20 Wings. We had fighters comprising Vampires and Toofanis in our fleet and were asked to be on alert after the war broke out.
“Following orders from the senior Air Force commander in Siliguri, we were told to take an exploration flight in the eastern part of Pakistan.
27/09/15 Tribune India
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