Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and US President Barack Obama after a brief joint press conference—AFP

Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and US President Barack Obama after a brief joint press conference—AFP

Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and US President Barack Obama after a brief joint press conference—AFP

Air power is the most capital-intensive means of war. A modern fighter jet now could cost several hundred crores and the prices seem to be rising exponentially.

I returned to India in August 1946 after serving in Burma and Indonesia during the Second World War.