The 1947-48 Kashmir   War

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A Dakota loading up with troops at Poonch..

Arming the Tempest with "Unrifled Rocket Projectiles" for strikes against the raiders. Note the North American Harvard in the background.

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Pilots carry out a check before takeoff.

Gaurding the Tempests at Srinagar.   Round the clock vigilance was necessary as Srinagar airfield had only a wire fence to protect against saboteurs.

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