An Indian Air Force Officer Recollects

An Indian Air Force Officer Recollects

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An Indian Air Force Officer writes about his childhood, life in Air Force, his posting to UK as an Assistant AttachAc during the purchase of the English Electric Canberra Bomber and The Sepecat Jaguar a€“ Anglo -french ground attack aircraft, liasoning with arms companies for spares, assignment with British Royalty during their visit to India in 1961, borrowing a cannister of shaving foam from an American for a Russian General who does not shave himself, and other quaint idiosyncrasies of individuals and institutions, both in India and UK. There are humorous descriptions of antics of Indian politicians and bureaucrats of the time. A full chapter has been devoted to describe his duties as an Equerry-In-Waiting for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philips, the Duke of Edinburgh during their state Visit to India in January a€“ March 1961. The book contains nine rare photographs of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and H.R.H. The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh , during their visit to India in 1961.The entire requirements, aircraft7wise is reflected in indents with supporting data and the same is submitted to the Ministry of Defence and their Finance counterparts for sanction. ... Little do they realise that urgency should be the key word for finalising the indent expeditiously for the very simple reason, that the lead7time from the list reaching the manufacturer and the ultimate supply takes a long time.

Title:An Indian Air Force Officer Recollects
Author:PK Karayi
Publisher:Frontier India Technology - 2014-06-15


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