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Prakash Rao Sadashiv Pingali. Biography. Fighting. Awards. Ranks. Photo.
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Prakash Rao Sadashiv Pingali. Biography. Fighting. Awards. Ranks. Photo.

Prakash Rao Sadashiv Pingali. Biography. Fighting. Awards. Ranks. Photo.

 

 

Prakash at the beginning of the war 1965 was part of 7-Squadron, which was armed with "hunters". Fate decreed so that he became the first Indian pilot, shot down an airplane of that type. This event took place in September 6 and his "opponent" was the commander of the Pakistanis.

Prakash Rao Sadashiv Pingali. Biography. Photo. 1

 

Pingali managed to eject from the burning fighter. On the ground, it turned out that he had problems with the spine, because while ejection seats were far from perfect and often contributed to injury.

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Sadashiv again distinguished himself in a week after the incident. Pingali, together with the driven up into the sky, heading to intercept a pair of "Sabres", is located above the Tarn Tarn. Pingali knocked one Pakistani "Sabre" (pilot Lieutenant Shaukat catapulted landed on Indian territory and was captured). Indian for the return to the base, he said that knocked 2 "Sabre". However, later it turned out that a Pakistani aircraft was damaged but was able to return safely to their base.

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