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An IAF Mi-17 drops supplies for troops in Siachen. Helicopters like these played an instrumental role in Operation Meghdoot.

An IAF Mi-25 seen over Vavuniya, Sri Lanka. These gunships were extensively used against the LTTE, who nicknamed the machine 'Crocodile'.

Troops await their turn to board An-12s on their return journey back to Agra from Maldives. India had sent its forces to save the existing government from a coup attempted by PLOTE (People's Liberation Organisation of Tamil Eelam).

Operation Cactus

Photofeature on Op Cactus - India's special operation to aid the Maldivian government Go

IPKF in Sri Lanka

"Leaving Footprints in Batticoloa" Go

[Other Ops and Incidents] COIN operations in Ceylon - 1971 Go


War for Siachen

Wg Cdr M. Bahadur narrates some of his experiences. Go

"IAF Ready for Winter in Siachen" Go

"Tough Terrain, Tougher IAF Men" Go

"The Impossible is Routine for Indian soldiers on Siachen" Go

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