Air Veterans Association

Message : Vice – President AIR VETERAN JWO S D Phatak

I take this opportunity to congratulate all members of AVA on their great achievement in making the Felicitation function held on 31st October 2021 a great success. This function has made a history of a kind as it was the first gala function ably arranged and managed totally by Air Veterans and for that, the credit goes to our highly respected Veteran CBR PRASADJI…without his patronage, it wouldn’t have been possible to have such a wonderful and grand event.

I started this Group on the auspicious day of DIWALI last year with the sole purpose of updating and recollecting events of 1971 Indo-Pak War experiences for the benefit of the younger generation. For the first step in that direction, we started interviewing our war heroes in our weekly Webinars. I am very much thankful to our war heroes for responding to my request very positively and making our Zoom meetings quite popular as we were able to get a detailed description of their operational sorties from the horse’s mouth. This could also be achieved due to able technical support from our able ANCHOR – TBR Garu. Due to God’s grace and full support from you all, my both wish to – i) felicitate1971 Indo-Pak War heroes and ii) write a book on 1971 War stands fulfilled. Though I am not sure of readers’ reaction to my book yet, I wish to assure them all of my sincere& humble effort in compiling it and to amend the omissions in a future edition.

Once again, I sincerely thank you all for the support in making the events of 30th& 31st October 2021 a great success.