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Anandians soar to the skies to defend Nation

During the nearly three decades old separatist conflict, the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) has played a pivotal role in combating LTTE terrorists. Many past Anandian patriots have been part and parcel of the nation's defenders in the air during this period. Several have made the Supreme Sacrifice.

Specially during the latter stages, the SLAF has been instrumental in bringing down the Tigers' will to fight, with precision targets on key LTTE locations and providing close logistic and offensive support for ground and naval operations.

Equipped with the latest technological innovations and coupled with a dedicated & skilled staff, the SLAF has been able to effectively provide the ground and naval operations that much needed support from above.

MiG 27 fighter jets zeroed in on strategic LTTE targets flying just 30 meters above ground and at a speed of 1000 kmph. Terrified LTTE air gunners were heard saying(due to interception of Tiger radio communications) "it is too fast for us".

As LTTE leader V. Prabhakaran ran from one hideout to another and leaders such as Thamilselvan were eliminated with precision attacks, the stakes of the SLAF which had a humble beginning, primarily engaging in immigration patrol in 1971 shot to the skies as one of the topmost Air combative and ground support outfits in the region. And Anandians have soared to the sky to defend the nation.

 

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