From the Cockpit : Video Series

An Interview with Air Cmde Harish Nayani

Episode 3: 04 November 2017

Air Commodore Harish Nayani (Retd) a Vayu Sena Medal awardee from the 131st Pilots Course and Kilo Squadron - NDA is a former LCA test pilot who has also flown the MiG-21 Bison aircraft extensively. He was the commanding Officer of a frontline fighter squadron and took over command of the Squadron at a critical juncture when the squadron was in the process of inducting the Bison aircraft. He also piloted the MiG-21 trainer variant in which Defence Minister Shri. George Fernandes made his historic maiden sortie in 2003.

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An Interview with Air Cmde Rohit Varma

Episode 2: 04 October 2017

Air Cmde Rohit Varma (Retd) is a Former Project Director Flight Test, NFTC - ADA, a Kargil War Hero, a Vayu Sena Medal Awardee and a Veteran Fighter Pilot, he counts himself as one of the fortunate few who get paid for indulging in their favourite activity - flying.
From Para-gliders, microlights, high performance jets to airliners, he has been at the controls of all.

He recounts his experiences from the Kargil War, Flying the MiG 21's and Mirage 2000 for more than a decade and then the LCA Tejas as the Project Director during his tenure and the milestones the Tejas achieved.

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An Interview with Gp Capt Suneeth Krishna

Episode 1: 25 August 2017

Gp. Capt. Suneet Krishna (retd) who is also known as #MrLCA by fans of the LCA Tejas programme is one of the most experienced test pilots in the Country. He has served as a fighter & test pilot in the Indian Air Force for over 22 years.
A recipient of the Dr V M Ghatage Award, we sit down with him for an Interview where he reflects on his days right from a young commissioned pilot to retirement and what it takes to become a Fighter Pilot.

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