No.115 Helicopter Unit Hovering Angels

Motto : Apatsu Mitram (A friend in time of need)
Date Raised : 1967-04-01 Location : Udhampur
No. 115 Helicopter Units was formed at Chandigarh on 01 Apr 1967 under the command of Sqn Ldr C Rama Rao (4711) F (P) and was equipped with MI-4 helicopters. The Units was earmarked for operations in Rajasthan sector with its location at then Air Force Flying College, Jodhpur. moved to its present location, 11 Wing, AF on 08 Sept 68. By Dec 67, the Units had received its full complement of aircraft, aircrew and ground personal. The Units then moved to its new location at AFFC, Jodhpur on 16 Jan 68 and was declared fully operational.

Aircraft Types operated over the years:

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
01 Apr 67 to 01 Jun 69Squadron Leader Rama Rao Chavali4711 GD(P)COChandigarh
01 Jun 69 to 01 Jun 72Squadron Leader Anand Narain Mehtani5804 GD(P)CO
01 Jun 72 to 01 Jan 74Squadron Leader Nimai Krishna Rudra6861 GD(P)CO
01 Jan 74 to 01 Feb 76Squadron Leader Cavas Kekashroo Panthaky6890 GD(P)CO
01 Feb 76 to 01 Jul 77Squadron Leader Dinesh Chandra Kaushik6353 GD(P)CO
01 Jul 77 to 01 Sep 79Squadron Leader Mohinder Kumar Saini9779 GD(P)CO
01 Sep 79 to 01 Nov 81Wing Commander Ranjit Kumar Malhotra6513 GD(P)CO
01 Nov 81 to 01 Jun 84Wing Commander Mahabir Prasad Premi8378 GD(P)CO
01 Jun 84 to 01 Jul 86Wing Commander Chiman Lal Bhasin9465 GD(P)CO
01 Jul 86 to 01 Jun 88Wing Commander Arun Vamanrai Chhaya11360 GD(P)CO
01 Jun 88 to 01 Dec 90Wing Commander Krishan Pratap Narain Singh11023 GD(P)CO
01 Jan 91 to 01 Jun 93Wing Commander Raghupati Saran Das13158 F(P)CO
01 Jul 93 to 01 Apr 96Wing Commander Bikram Dev Singh13573 F(P)CO
01 Apr 96 to 01 Jun 97Wing Commander Ashok Kumar Malhotra14112 F(P)CO
01 Jun 97 to 01 May 99Wing Commander Tripath Pal Singh Dhillon16215 F(P)CO
01 May 99 to 01 Aug 01Wing Commander Manavendra Singh16983 F(P)CO
01 Aug 01 to 01 Jul 03Wing Commander Guttikonda Amara Prasad Babu17714 F(P)COTezpur
01 Jul 03 to 01 Jun 05Wing Commander Ajay Singh Pathania18594 F(P)COTezpur
01 Sep 06 to 01 Sep 08Wing Commander Neel Kamal20482 F(P)COTezpur
Unknown to 06 Jul 17Wing Commander Mandeep Singh Dhillon25307 F(P)COTezpur

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