Friday, 28 January, 2022
TopicMilitary biographies

Topic: Military biographies

Aizad Baksh Awan, the first IAF pilot to train Afghan Air Force cadets

When the second IAF squadron was being sanctioned in Feb 1941, AB Awan was picked to raise and command it. But he felt slighted when he was overlooked for promotions.

Flight Lt SK Majumdar, IAF instructor who wrote the bible of helicopter operations

Sudhindra Kumar Majumdar was all of 27 when he raised IAF's first helicopter Unit with aircraft that the air force had never operated before.

India’s first naval aviator Yaduvansh Narayan Singh remained in shadows. It can change now

From being the first Indian carrier pilot to being the first to command an Indian naval air squadron, the man ticked all the boxes over half a century ago.

The story of Jaswant Singh, the only Indian to have ever commanded a foreign Air Force

From becoming the only Indian to have ever commanded a foreign Air Force to being called 'the father of sports' in the IAF, Jaswant Singh always packed a punch.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image for weight loss | Andres Ayrton | Pexels

Can you lose weight by not eating after 8 pm? What the diet industry doesn’t tell you

The list of myths goes on—don't eat fruits before bed, eat small meals to increase metabolism. But does science support these claims?

Gold imports by India fasten to decade-high as jewellery sales double

Weddings and celebrations picked up in full swing in the December quarter, more than doubling full-year imports to about 925 tonnes, the highest since 2011.

Defence

The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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