18 June 2015
50 YEARS OF CIVIL AVIATION IN INDIA 15.10.1982
The stamp, designed by Air India, depicts J.R.D. Tata against the background of his aircraft 'Puss Moth' which was flown by him on 15 Oct, 1932 from Karachi to Bombay. The first day cover shows Puss Moth, air India 747 and Indian Airlines AB-300.
50 YEARS OF CIVIL AVIATION IN INDIA. Civil aviation has ushered in immense benefits to India in the last fifty years. From a very modest beginning in the thirties when the first efforts were made to start air services in the country, civil aviation has progressed to a level where it has become a vital link in the country's overall transportation system. India's two flag carriers, Air India and Indian Airlines, between them today carry nearly eight million passengers a year.