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1965 Indo-Pak War was a crucial point in the annals of Military History of India. It was a turning point for the Defence Forces thinking and preparedness. The Indian Air Force imbibed the lessons of 1965 war in full earnest, which resulted in telling successes in 1971 India-Pakistan War. It brought out the need for cohesive and amalgamated strategies in terms of equipment and resources. Towards acknowledging the contribution of Air Veterans who participated in 1965 Indo-Pak War, a Seminar on the “Role of Units under Maintenance Command in conduct of 1965 Operations” under the aegis of Headquarters Maintenance Command is planned to be held on 7th August 2015 at Base Repair Depot, Air Force Station, Pune.

Air Commodore Sanjay Kumar, Air Officer Commanding, Base Repair Depot, Pune will be hosting the Seminar. The inaugural address of the seminar will be given by Air Marshal Jagjeet Singh Vishisht Seva Medal, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Maintenance Command, Indian Air Force. The event would be attended by various War Veterans including former Chief of the Air Staff. In addition, Air Officers from HQ MC, IAF and few AOsC/Stn Cdrs / COs of units under HQ MC would also be attending the seminar.

This seminar will provide an opportunity to relook at past history and discuss the experiences with veterans. The forum will provide opportunity to share ideas and learn from the wisdom, knowledge and experiences of our predecessors, while acknowledging their contributions and sacrifices to the cause of National Security and Indian Air Force (IAF).

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