Manipur state is one of the 'seven sisters' of the North East. Manipur literally means "A jeweled land". Manipur came under the British Rule as a Princely State after the defeat in the Anglo-Manipuri War of 1891. After independence of India in 1947, the Princely State of Manipur was merged in the Indian Union on October 15,1949 and became a full-fledged State of India on the 21th January, 1972

Imphal is the Capital city of Manipur, where the Japanese were stopped in their tracks during their advance in the Second World War. This, combined with the protracted insurgency over a few decades has resulted in Manipur having a significance defence presence.

The identity of the Zakhama Dakota is finally discovered - with the help of two photographs from IAF Veteran - Sqn Ldr (Retd) D M Subaiya

Sainik School lmphal is a residential English medium Public School for boys, imparting Public School education with a military bias. The School was established in the war sheds near Tulihal Airport on 07 Oct 1971. In recent years, the School is home to a well maintained MiG-21U trainer aircraft, which also happens to be the first ever MiG-21 trainer inducted into the IAF. Now updated with photos by Arambam Angamba Singh.

E2013-02 smallA new photograph of Ajeet E2031 surfaces from 2006 - Courtesy of Joydeep Sircar

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