IAF book showcases force`s humanitarian efforts
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Last Updated: Thursday, June 23, 2011, 22:16
New Delhi: To showcase its role in counter-terrorism operations and humanitarian efforts, Indian Air Force (IAF) on Thursday launched a coffee-table book titled 'So That Others May Live'.

The book, released by IAF chief Air Chief Marshal P V Naik in presence of Marshal of the IAF Arjan Singh, is a compilation of photographs and notes on various humanitarian operations conducted by the force over the last six decades since Independence.

"We thought to publish a book which have photographs and description of the activities other than the offensive roles performed by IAF since 1947," ACM Naik said while interacting with reporters after launching the book.

The book contains photos of IAF helicopters dropping National Security Guards (NSG) commandos on the roof of Taj Mahal Hotel during 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

It also showcases the IAF's air-maintenance operations in North-East and Siachen glacier.

"So far, we have had sufficient publicity of our armed forces on basis of their military strength. But people don't know that the IAF performs its roles in nation building, humanitarian assistance and disaster management also," Naik said.

To popularise the book, the IAF chief said it will be put on the IAF website also.


First Published: Thursday, June 23, 2011, 22:16

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