Indian Stamps-India Post Freighter-By India Post

Stamps India-India Post Freighter-By India Post

India Post launched country wide services using Air India Cargo Aircraft from 13  Sep 2009. India post has been given three Boeing 737-200 aircraft’s of the 1970’s Vintage to cover the North East. This may give good competition to international players like DHL, TNT ,FedEx etc

Hub at Nagpur

The three planes can together carry 40 tonnes of Mail which will be sorted at Nagpur Hub before being airlifted in AI cargo Freighter to the airport closest  to the destination of the Parcel.

The size of the domestic express delivery services is estimated at Rs 7000 crore by the Indian Council for research on International Economic relations.

Four Cargo Routes

Mumbai – Nagpur – Mumbai

Bangalore- Chennai- Nagpur – Chennai- Bangalore

Kolkata-Delhi-Nagpur- Delhi- Kolkata

Kolkata- Guwahati- Imphal- Agartala – Kolkata.

Date Of Issue:-12.10.2009.

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Autographed Cover-Marshal of the Indian Air Force, Arjan Singh

Autographed Cover- Marshal Arjan Singh

Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh, DFC is the only officer of the Indian Air Force to be promoted to five star rank, equal to a Field Marshal, to which he was promoted in 2002

Arjan Singh’s two operational tenures on the Burma Front during World War II—the first as a Pilot Officer with No.1 Squadron (“Tigers”) and subsequently in 1944, as Commander of the same Squadron, are outstanding landmarks of his enviable flying career. In the first, he assiduously learnt the techniques of air warfare in the thick of battle, during ceaseless sorties that he flew day in and day out. During the second, as a consummate Squadron Commander, he displayed masterly leadership to the maximum advantage of the IAF during the seige of Imphal. In recognition of his leadership and gallantry in the air, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) on the spot, the first Indian pilot to be so honoured by the Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia.

In 1949, after being promoted as Air Commodore, Arjan Singh took over as Air Officer Commanding of Operational Command, which became known as Western Air Command. He took over as Chief of Air Staff on 1 August 1964. When war broke out between India and Pakistan in September 1965, Arjan Singh effectively led the Indian Air Force in thwarting the Pakistani offensive. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan and his rank was upgraded to Air Chief Marshal. He became the first Air Chief Marshal of the Indian Air Force. Upon his retirement from the Air Force in August 1969, he became India’s ambassador to Switzerland.

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