Reproduced is one of two articles by Air Mshl Pramod Athawale, he needs no introduction to Marutfans! This article re-produced here, appeared in rediff.com and can be accessed at ‘Make in India’ needs ex-servicemen Some of the comments too are worth reading. Read the rest of this entry »
Air Marshal P V Athawale PVSM, AVSM, VSM (retd), a former Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Indian Air Force’s Maintenance Command, recently drew my attention to an article he had authored “Beyond the fighter pilot glamour“ on Rediff. To me it was a totally new perspective, worthy of sharing and circulating widely. Read it and I hope you agree that it is indeed an eye opener.
” ‘Why have we focused mainly on the question of women becoming fighter pilots? Why have women never asked for induction as Airwomen, Security Guards or Enrolled Non-Combatants? Is it that these jobs at lower levels demand far greater hardships without being glamorous?’ asks Air Marshal P V Athawale (retd). Read the rest of this entry »
I was commanding No 101 FR Sqn based at Tezpur and moved to ATW Jamnagar during Kutch Operations in May 1965. The Squadron was undergoing annual Armament Training there.
Gp.Capt. George King was the Station Commander then and Air Marshal Engineer was DCAS. Read the rest of this entry »