In late Nov 71 Yayha Khan, in a speech said he could be at war in 10 days time.
Original Photograph by AVM Pinky Pillai, Uttarlai
From mid-71 detachments of No 10 and No 220 Sqn operated in rotation from Uttarlai. In Nov 71 both squadrons moved detachments of six Marut aircraft each to Uttarlai. A Gnat detachment was also positioned there for Air Defence Duties.
To their good fortune Wg Cdr Murph Murthy, the first Marut Boss, was the Base Commander.
Murph Murthy with his top guns Wg Cdr Aggy Agarwal, 10 Sqn Boss on the left and Wg Cdr Jit Dhawan Boss 220 Sqn at right. (Air Cmde Murthy))
Have compiled a brief narrative of some events during the war. This does not purport to be a record for history as it is based on recollections of those who were there over 40 years ago and memories are now not what they used to be. Neither are we!
10 Sqn – Boss Aggy Aggarwal, Mickey Jatar, Pete Gaynor, Kamy Kamat, Sis, Jug Jug, Panchi Sidhu, Y Chauhan, GS Sarao and DNGP Rao.
220 Sqn – – Jit Dhawan, Joe Bakshi, Brian deMagry, Dinky Jatar Brother Bhargava, Bobby Kasbekar, Bats Batra, Pradeep Apte and KP
Aircrew and Technical Officers of 10 and 220 Sqn at Uttarlai, Dec 1971. Flt Lt Jug Jug Kapoor, Sqn Ldr Pete Gaynor, Flt Lt Brian DeMagry, Flt Lt Panchi Sidhu, Flt Lt Sudhir Batra, Boss Jit Dhawan, Flt Lt Bobby Kasbekar, Boss Aggy Agarwal, Flt Lt Y Chauhan, Fg Offr BR Kapoor, Sqn Ldr Joe bakshi, Fg Offr KP Sreekant, Fg Offr Srirengan. Sitting: Flt Lt GS Sarrao. (Photograph courtesy Sudhir Batra)
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