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Pakistan, "Deep in your heart, such as the article that specified that farm land would be “let out to villagers without distinction of caste or creed and in such manner that there will be no landlord, Democracy was not understood as merely a procedure for selecting a government; nor were they working with a majoritarian conception of democracy; the members had a more substantive idea of democracy.we will focus on basic things like availability of electricity, That is why we have decided not to organise any Holi event this year, said Gupta For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shekhar Gupta | Published: August 13 2011 1:48 am Related News The standout news story of this week was this newspapers defence correspondent Manu Pubbys on the note of regret that a former Pakistan Air Force (PAF) fighter pilot sent out to the daughter of a distinguished Indian pilot whose defenceless civilian transport aircraft he shot down on the last day of the 22-day war of 1965 The Pakistani pilots note was unusualas such sentiments are not usually expressed in this perennially hostile relationshipeven if the hint of regretif anywas entirely qualified In briefon the last day of that pointless war of attritionor rather a war of competitive military incompetencea Beechcraft owned by the Gujarat government was shot down by a Pakistani Sabre jet in Gujaratinside Indian territory Its eight unfortunate occupantsbesides the crew and a Gujarat Samachar reporterincluded the then Gujarat chief minister Balwantrai Mehta and his wife Mehtaa Congress stalwartthus became the firstand onlypolitician ever to be killed in wartime action in the subcontinent The note of the Pakistani pilotQais Hussainhas given us the chance of revisiting a question that has never been debated freely in India That question isjust how wellor poorlydid the Indian Air Force (IAF) do in the war of 1965 For nearly half a century nowIndia has nurtured a mythology consciously constructed during and in the aftermath of that war: the mythology of the Indian superiority in airof the little Gnats invincibilityand so on A part of that myth-making was alsoand one has to be very careful saying that given how much respect three generations of Indiansincluding this writerhave held him inthe lionisingsubsequentlyof the then air chiefAir Marshal Arjan Singh (A wonderful pilot and leaderhe remains the only IAF officer to be elevated to the rank of Marshal of the Air Force) This latest revelation now attacks that carefully cultivated mythology Military history is serious business It is also brutal Because not only is the early history mostly written by the winner (which none was in 1965overall)it also rarely resembles the purple prose of the gallantry citations The simple question iswhat kind of control over our own airspace did we have that a PAF Sabre was loitering inside and shot down a civilian VIP aircraft Of courseno air force can guarantee that not even a single enemy aircraft would be able to enter its airspace unchallenged Butnearly a half-century after that inconclusive war there is no harm taking a more robust and questioning view of what exactly happened thenin the airand of how we were able to create such a fictional history afterwards It is one thing for the Pakistanis to build such mythologiesand then perpetuate these through chapters in school textbooks But in Indiawe should have exhibited better sense of inquiryand self-questioning If we fought that war in the air as well as we believehow come we lost 75 aircraft to Pakistans 28 As many as 37 of our losses were on the groundcompared with eight of the PAF (claimed to have been) destroyed by us This only underlines that the PAF did a much better job of attacking rival airbases than us On the very first day of that warthe IAF opened the campaign losing all four of the Vampires (then possibly the slowest moving jet fighter in the world) sent out to help our beleaguered army units in Chhamb Why these totally vulnerable (and by then not combat-worthy) aircraft were sent out when better options were availableis not a question that has often been asked by Indian military historians This was followed by three other disasters that set the IAF back rudely in that war Three days into the waron September 6eight PAF Sabres attacked the Pathankot airbasebristling with combat activity The base commanders somehow ignored even warnings from Amritsar radar (conveyed over the phone) and neither scrambled fightersnor dispersed aircraft on the ground The Sabres fired unchallengedand India lost 10 aircraft on the groundincluding two of our most vaunted MiG-21s out of the nine that had so far arrived as our first half-strength supersonic squadron This loss of 10 was then followed by another 10 in WW II-stylebravebut chaoticraids over Sargodha The Pakistanisof coursemade highly exaggerated claims and celebrate that daySeptember 6as Defence of Pakistan Day and hold triumphal military parades But the fact is that on this day the IAF suffered severe lossesfollowed by more self-inflicted (through command indecision) losses on the ground as the PAF attacked our eastern airfields It is now a well-documented fact by non-official historians that the IAF had planned pulverising raids on Pakistani air assets in the east and had even launched fully loaded aircraftwhich were called back when they had the targets in their bomb-sites and Delhi got nervous about irritating the Chinese The PAF Sabres came more or less on the tail of the returning IAF formationshitting almost all the major IAF bases in the eastparticularly West Bengal Surelythe IAF did much in subsequent days to restore the balance Its gallant defence of Halwara and Adampur in Punjab resulted in the PAF stopping daylight raids on its air basesfor example Some of its Gnat and Hunter squadrons demonstrated they had the measure of the Pakistanisin tactics as well as skill There was no dearth of courageever One story you can reconstruct with pride is of an audacious plan to lure out the Sabres into combat after the very first loss of the four Vampires Because it was presumed that the PAF was greedy over the prospect of shooting slow-moving Vampiresa formation of slow and large Mysteres was led by Wing Commander WM Goodman to lure the Sabreswith Squadron Leader Johnny Greenes formation of six Gnats lurking behind them Sure enoughthe Sabres took the bait and gave the IAF its first two successes of that war even as the Mysteres exited safely Butoverallthe PAF had greater sway over the skies in daytime And at nightthey pretty much had a free run as the IAF fighters were not night-capable The IAF and the defence establishment have avoided facing that truth Thisin spite of the fact that 1971 marked the IAFs finest hour It attacked relentlesslynever suffered a setbackand never yielded the PAF any space In Indiawe only have to be grateful to two young writer-researchersPVS Jagan Mohan and Samir Chopra (The India-Pakistan Air War of 1965Manohar2006Rs 895) who have put together a remarkably accurate and honest history of the 1965 war we have tried hard to forget But which this part confession by a Pakistani pilot has now brought back to us Postscript: Wing Commander MSD (Mally) Wollen was commanding the still forming MiG-21 squadron in that war He had the mortification of seeing his MiG blown up on the ground at Pathankoteven as he jumped into a water tankin full flying liveryto duck the strafing Sabres Earlier he had fired both his missiles at a Pakistani Sabre from an impossible angle and rued the fact that the first MiGs did not have any cannons on them I was privileged to have a conversation with him in Shillong in 1982 whennow an Air Marshalhe commanded the Eastern Air Command A couple of new books had just been published on the air war of 1965 (notably John Frickers very loadedpro-Pakistani account) and I asked him what went wrong in 1965 Wollen spoke with honesty not common to the Indian military establishment He saidof coursethings had gone wrong and we had analysed why Whyhe askeddid some squadrons with the same aircraft do very well and some poorly Thats because a fighting squadron is just about 16 pilots In any group of 16 peoplehe saidyou would find a few that would be totally fearless and competenta few who would become fearless again in the company of theseand the rest who would then be simply positively overwhelmed by this peer pressure The IAF realisedhe saidthat in the rush of the post-1962 expansionits fighter squadrons were not properly balanced Some had too many of his first categoryand did brilliantlyand some had too few and did poorly On that cold Shillong eveningI learnt a lesson in leadership and team management as relevant to our humdrum civilian lives as to the military The key to success lies in distributing the best people evenly amongst all your teams This was addressedand the history of 1971 was entirely different sg@expressindiacom For 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