Charles Elwood Yeager or Chuck Yeager a retired brigadier general in the United States Air Force and record-setting test pilot who became the first pilot to exceed the speed of sound in a flight explains what happened with Indian air force in 1971. He was assigned to advise the Pakistan air force in 1971.
Chuck explained with his tweets what actually happened in 1971 when an Indian asked him about his plane in Chaklala airbase.
American flying ace Chuck Yeager believes Pakistan emerged victorious in the 1971 war, since it remained a sovereign nation and was not annexed.
“You touched no nerve-you don’t have that power. Pakistan won. They are a sovereign nation. India did not annex them,” Yeager, who is 93, wrote in a Twitter exchange with noted Indian journalist Shekhar Gupta.
Yeager’s post was in response to Shekhar Gupta teasing him about his role in helping the Pakistani Air Force in 1971. Yeager then said, having seen the war from up close as US adviser to the Pakistan Air Force, East Pakistan — now Bangladesh — fell in three days, and Pakistan stopped India from annexing that part by opening up the western front.
Indian Pilots Shot Themselves In The Foot.
Did you know that Indian pilots shot themselves in the foot? Chuck’s plane helped rescue them.
Chuck tells how Pakistan did not lose.
Pakistan’s sovereignty remained intact. Pakistan won. India didn’t.
Indians being happy about shooting an unguarded parked plane.
India did not dismember Pakistan.
It never will.
The original tweet said “That’s right, General. India didn’t annex Pakistan. But losing half a country isn’t anyone’s definition of ‘winning’” to which Chuck replied:
And shuts the Indians up.
When Indians were redefining winning.
Indians do not have the power to touch a raw nerve.
Pakistan won they are a sovereign state.
India did not annex Pakistan or Bangladesh. Who won?
Try peace instead.
Chuck Yeager said Pakistan Air Force the best in the world.
Oh yes we kicked Indian butts.
Yes they were.
So this is how Chuck Yeager explained what happened in 1971 war and shut Indians up with the truth. If you want to read more about his stay in Pakistan read his book “Yeager“.
Yeager is a celebrated US air force pilot who first earned acclaim for shooting down 13 German planes during World War II, and then for breaking the sound barrier as a test pilot in 1947. His tryst with fame formed the anchor for The right stuff, a 1983 film that covers 15 years of American airpower, based on a book by the same name by Tom Wolfe. Yeager continued in the US air force till his retirement in 1975, four years after he was sent, he said in his book Yeager, to advise the Pakistan Air Force months before the 1971 war.
Published in Parhlo on on September 9, 2016