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13 September : Noor-un-Nisa Inayat Khan's death anniversary.

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan"I wish some Indians would win high military distinction in this war. It would help to build a bridge between English and the Indians."- Noor Inayat Khan

The prophetic words of Noor Inayat Khan came true, but little did she know that she would be the one winning high honors in relation to her work during World War II.

Noor-un-Nisa Inayat Khan, GC, (b. 2 January 1914 - d. 13 September 1944) was an Allied SOE agent during the Second World War. Also known as "Nora Baker", "Madeleine", and "Jeanne-Marie Rennier," she was of Indian and American origin. As an SOE agent during the Second World War, she became the first female radio operator to be sent from Britain into occupied France to aid the French Resistance.


First scheduled Helicopter Mail Service in India
By Ashok Kumar Bayanwala, Ahmedabad.

First scheduled Helicopter Mail Service in IndiaThe first scheduled Helicopter Mail Service in India was introduced on 7th January 1988, in between Gangtok (Sikkim) and Bagdogra (West Bengal), without any fun fare or advertisements. That is why, the Helicopter Mail Service (HMS) of Andaman & Nicobar Islands which was introduced on 27th January 1988 with much fun fare and with special cancellation, is known as first HMS of India. Though, actually flown covers of HMS of A & N Islands of 1988, are not known, till date.

Before dealing with Helicopter Mail Service, one should know the history of helicopter service in India....


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