- The India-Pakistan Air War of 1965
name = The India-Pakistan Air War of 1965
orig title =
author = P V S Jagan Mohan & Samir Chopra
country = IND
language = English
publisher = Manohar Publishers
June 30 2005
media type = Print (Hardback)
pages = 378 p.
isbn = ISBN 81-7304-641-7
"The India-Pakistan Air War of 1965" is an
2005 Aviation History bookwritten by PVS Jagan Mohan and [http://www.sci.brooklyn.cuny.edu/~schopra Samir Chopra] . The book deals with the Indian Air Force's role in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965that started on 1 September 1965and came to an end on 23 September 1965.
The air war was one of the last in which classic turning dogfights took place between the two belligerents. The
Pakistan Air Forceemployed largely American hardware. The North American F-86 Sabre, the Lockheed F-104 Starfighterand the Martin B-57 Canberra(based on the British aircraft the English Electric Canberra). The Indian Air Forceemployed Russian and British aircraft like the Hawker Hunter, Folland Gnatand the MiG-21s.
The book describes the day to day operations of the
Indian Air Forceand is the first detailed account of the airwar from the Indian side.
Some reviews of the Book are available on the authors' web site [http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Books/AirWar65/Media-Reviews.html at BharatRakshak.com] .
* [http://journal.frontierindia.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=67&Itemid=40 Review on Frontier India Journal]
* [http://www.indianexpress.com/sunday/story/9548.html The Class of '65] - Excerpts from Indian Express by Rakesh Sinha and Shiv Aroor
* [http://in.rediff.com/news/2005/oct/26spec1.htm On a wing and a prayer] - Excerpt from Rediff.com
* [http://in.rediff.com/news/2005/oct/26war.htm The Wolfpack in action] - Excerpt from Rediff.com
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