All stories by Air Commodore NITIN SATHE (Retd)
'The enemy started firing at us'Rediff.com2 days ago
Twenty one years ago, the Indian Army and Indian Air Force fought a bloody and bitter war to evict Pakistani intruders from the icy heights in Kargil. Air Commodore Nitin Sathe (retd) salutes the lesser known heroes of the Kargil War.
'We can take on any Chinese threat without a problem'Rediff.com7 days ago
'Their air force is no match to ours!'
'China doesn't want war'Rediff.com29 Jun 2020
'China would rather tie us down; and bleed us as much as it can so that we aren't able to lift our heads to face them.'
'We must deny China Galwan even if it means War!'Rediff.com24 Jun 2020
'The intentions are clear as day! Let India build the infrastructure, then they will claim the land and use the infrastructure to their benefit.' Air Commodore Nitin Sathe (retd) speaks to IAF veterans who have flown in the Galwan Valley long before it became today's headlines.
'You cannot trust the Chinese!'Rediff.com22 Jun 2020
'We should have seen these signals and reacted earlier.' 'We miss out on a certain strategic advantage by arriving late on the scene.'
Mission Accomplished: When IAF Made HistoryRediff.com15 Jun 2020
'No aeroplane in the world has been designed to switch off its engines above 14,500 feet.' 'Thanks to a lot of practice, we were able to execute a flawless landing at DBO at 0900 hours on 31st May, creating history.'
Landing a plane at the world's highest airfieldRediff.com15 Jun 2020
The sortie had to be executed in good weather and in sub-zero temperatures, which meant it was to be accomplished by mid or third week in May before the earth heated up and the monsoon clouds made things difficult.
Chinese Helicopter Drone: Much ado about nothing!Rediff.com1 Jun 2020
'I am sure our DRDO will surely be on the job towards building similar capability to counter the threat posed by this Chinese helicopter,' observes Air Commodore Nitin Sathe (retd).
'Indian, Chinese soldiers were thrown into the lake'Rediff.com28 May 2020
'It is pure luck that we did not have any body bags, otherwise things could have been nasty.'
Civilians in the Army: Good idea or not?Rediff.com15 May 2020
We have a generation of youth in our country with fire in their bellies and the 'tamanna' to emulate the Indian soldier. Such is the image that has been created by our soldiers over time. The proposal for civilians into the Military fray for a short stint must be considered favourably keeping the national interests foremost, says Air Commodore Nitin Sathe (retd).