Posts by: Shiv Aroor

“I told the defence minister that the Pakistan Air Force has the advantage. We are sure to have losses.” It was a stunning nugget of information from Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh, who as Chief of Air Staff during the 1965 war, led India’s first full-fledged use of offensive air power. Today, Arjan Singh,...

Signing up for the Special Forces is voluntary, but the drop-out rate is 70 per cent. Shiv Aroor on the men who form this fearsome force