Indian Air Force helicopters cross paths while performing an aerobatic flight on the last day of the Aero India in Bengaluru-AP

Indian Air Force helicopters cross paths while performing an aerobatic flight on the last day of the Aero India in Bengaluru-AP

Indian Air Force helicopters cross paths while performing an aerobatic flight on the last day of the Aero India in Bengaluru-AP

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.