A devotee offers prayers at the illuminated Golden Temple in Amritsar on Wednesday, the 544th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev—AP

A devotee offers prayers at the illuminated Golden Temple in Amritsar on Wednesday, the 544th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak De

A devotee offers prayers at the illuminated Golden Temple in Amritsar on Wednesday, the 544th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak De

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.