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41 Comments on "41 Years Ago: Animated Reconstruction Of IAF’s Most Historic Dogfight"

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3 years 11 months ago

Superb animation! Great feat of bravery. We salute you O Valiant Fighter Sekhon.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago

Touch the Sky with Glory

Rahul(Kolkata)
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Rahul(Kolkata)
3 years 11 months ago

Superb animation and bravery…We salute this man and IAF…

But to be honest, in what has been described here, we lost the dogfight…We couldn't shoot down even 1 of the F-86, although we brought upon irrepairable damage to most of them so that they ran away….But the 5th and the 6th F-86 shot the Gnat down unfortunately…In those days A2A missiles and BVR and AWACS were unknown commodities, otherwise 1 Gnat would have shot down all the 6 F-86's even before they crossed Pir Panjal range into Srinagar…

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago

Kudos and gratitude to Anurag.

Why are we so shy of celebrating our warriors?

Ron
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3 years 11 months ago

Very well done this..hoping to see more such vids…an eye opener really

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago

Good animation but actually none of the Sabres were hit during this fight: http://kaiser-aeronaut.blogspot.dk/2008/11/hard-nut-to-crack.html

Flg Off Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon would have had a much better chance of surviving this raid if his leader would have stuck around to support him. Without your wingman you are pretty much dead in one vs many dogfight.

Prodyut
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Prodyut
3 years 11 months ago

Great! Would like to see Alfred Cooke's fight with the Sabres over kalakunda as well as ,if possible, Devaiyaa's taking on the F 104 though possible authentic details are missing.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago

Thank you so much for bringing it to our notice

Indranil
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3 years 11 months ago

What was Flt Lt Ghumman doing?

mayank raj
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3 years 11 months ago

salute to this man…this is what indian soldier are… Brave.. Proud of these men

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago

@Rahul(Kolkata), I think you've missed the point of this story.

The essence of the story is that a lone Indian pilot held out against six Sabres, scoring hits on two of the Sabres in the process, before being overwhelmed.

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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago

Yeah anyone knows what F/L Ghuman had to say after this fight? Unlikely that F/L sekhon could have scored against such overwhelming odds. The IAF should provide the full details of this incident. Truth will not take away anything from this glorious and dogged battle that F/L sekhon fought knowing fully that his odds were slim. The sensible thing any average pilot would have done would be to jump out of the plane and jump into the nearest trench. His action is a genuine example of SUPREME SACRIFICE FOR THE MOTHERLAND.

Ram
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3 years 11 months ago

A great animation tribute to the First knoght Sekhon

Animesh
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Animesh
3 years 11 months ago

Respect…………..just respect……….

Mr. RA
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Mr. RA
3 years 11 months ago

Salute to Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon.

Mr. RA
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Mr. RA
3 years 11 months ago

Salute to Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon.

Joy
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3 years 11 months ago

The lesson here is how did we get into this 1 against 6 situation over our own skies? Ideally we should have overwhelmed the Pakistani attackers. We had a poorly equipped Air Force and poorly defended airspace on the western front in 1971. Radar coverage was at best spotty and lack of command and control coordination between surrounding bases to launch additional fighter. Was is more important here is to win the fight not how bravely you fight. Hopefully this will be a lesson in speedy defense acquisition for India so we have overwhelming superiority over Pakistan.

Joy
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3 years 11 months ago

The lesson here is how did we get into this 1 against 6 situation over our own skies? Ideally we should have overwhelmed the Pakistani attackers. We had a poorly equipped Air Force and poorly defended airspace on the western front in 1971. Radar coverage was at best spotty and lack of command and control coordination between surrounding bases to launch additional fighter. Was is more important here is to win the fight not how bravely you fight. Hopefully this will be a lesson in speedy defense acquisition for India so we have overwhelming superiority over Pakistan.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago

Great animation + superb storytelling = Expectations for more valor tales.

Joy
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3 years 11 months ago

A lot of people may disagree with me but I don't believe in heroism and acts of valor. I believe in wiping out the enemy, getting the job done and going back for dinner. Plan and prepare well in advance to win the fight. There is no need for Heroism.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago

fantastic animation

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago

IAF is bluffing, they lost the 65 war. In 71 Pak's assets were divided in the east and west which helped india. India is a corrupt nation that believes in 36 million gods that is why they lost half of their air force in accidents. Nothing to be so proud of

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago

Could we advise anurag to use an accurate map. Currently used map shows Arunachal as disputed. Note dotted line.

Else a great effort

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago

recently heard that negotiations with dassault not going well with HAL regarding ToT. Is it possible that rafale selection will get scrapped. It seems that eurofighter would have been a better choice.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago

LOL at @Anonymous 11:48 AM. "India lost the war because it believes in 36 million Gods." Paki logic at its finest. By your logic, one day Pakistan will conquer Mars and convert it to Islam. Your hate towards India doesn't ever make any sense. Makes me wonder how pathetic your life must be?

DS Kumar
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3 years 11 months ago

Super Duper!!! Hats off to Flt lt Sekhon!! it is a pity that we dont have an officially sponsored version of such heroic Sacrifices. You cannot have a better Sales pitch for enlisting officers in the Armed forces!!

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago

To Joy,

As Gen. Patton once said "The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other guy die for his.”

Rahul(Kolkata)
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Rahul(Kolkata)
3 years 11 months ago

@Anonymous 8:44 PM: Dude, I have understood clearly the main point in the story. I respect fully this brave soldier….What I am saying is in modern warfare, with all the technologies, these situations may not happen again, unless ofcourse, as we have done for the last 60 years and continue to take pride in still doing so, we ignore defence modernization due to red tapism and Gandhi ism….

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago

Well u paki idiot hope u realise all the gods are wit us u have only one and u guys kill innocent people in his name but v praise it god too so count him in too

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago
@Anon at 11:48 Another delusional Paki!Do read up on your History and find out what Operation Grand Slam and Operation Gibraltar launched by the Pakistani Army in 1965 was and what miserable failures they were. Hahahah 1971, Pak assets were divided,no shit Einstein what did you expect when you have an East and a West. The majority of Pak assets were in the west and they could do nothing to relieve pressure on the East.It is delusional fools like you,who bring repeated grief to Pakistan. And LOL if we have lost half our airfirce,what good is your PAF which has… Read more »
Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago

Two points:
– Map in opening shows dotted line as Arunachal Pradesh southern boundary. Implies disputed territory?
– Whatever happened to Fl Lt Ghumman? Did he punch out of the melee early?

Terrific animation! KudoS!

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3 years 11 months ago

Paki @11:48 Congrats on reaching a new low. Lying in the face of facts and history is really something that only the most stupid and brainwashed people will do. Your Madrsa Imam would be so proud of you!

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago

@11:48 AM…
better than beliving in a womanizer…

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago

Nice animation and superbly told. Kudos to Anurag. Waiting for more. How about animating the Tank Battle of Basantar Nala / Bara Pind (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Basantar) in which a troop (03 Tanks) of Poona Horse commanded by late 2/Lt Arun Khetarpal beat back one whole squadron (14 tanks) of Pakistani armour making the Supreme Sacrifice in the attempt. Now that would be a treat to watch !

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago

Its an insult to brave men like sekhon when Mrs dixit refuses to even have a national war memorial in india gate. ..

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago

@11:48 Why 36 million. God is in every particle and sub atomic particle. U cant put a number on God . He is infinite. When u say there is one god, then u are creating an excuse to wage war against civilization. God is the Cosmos, the Cosmos is God.

Joy
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3 years 11 months ago

@anon 11.15

This video is about 1971, the war in which you lost half your country. Hope you are proud of that. Yeah you won that war alright didn't you?

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago

Loved it Thanks…

Please pass on our Heart felt thanks for Shri Anurag..

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago

One Word : Respect.Respect & Respect

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago

I was in 9TH grade in open ground teaching my younger sister to ride bike and saw this dog fight live admist wailing of air raid sirens wailing. Then at 6pm heard that Fly Off NS Sekhon had been killed . RIP
PBK

Krishna Khapekar
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Krishna Khapekar
5 months 15 days ago

I failed last year in poly.2nd yr…i want to join IAF after poly throught NDA or AFCAD..will officers select me if i perform best in SSB Interview…i feel every time in my dreams that i am the best pilot of IAF…pls suggest me….24997krishna@gmail.com mob- 9561992368

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