No.122 Helicopter Flight Flying Dolphins

Motto : Apatsu Mitram (A friend in time of need)
Date Raised : 1981-09-26 Location : Car Nicobar
The Units was formed on 26 September 1981 at Kalaikunda. The Units was allotted Mi-8 Helicopters in January 1982. The main task of this Units was to carry out search and rescue operations and VIP/VVIP commitments. The Units moved from Kalaikunda to its present location Car Nicobar.No official crest has been allotted to the Units. However the unofficial Units mascot is " The Dolphin". This helpful sea creature belonging to the class Mammillae is quite abundant in the Bay of Bengal adjourning the Andaman and Nicobar group of islands. The Units motto is " AAPATSU MITRAM " meaning a friend in time of trouble as symbolised by the ever helpful Dolphin.

Aircraft Types operated over the years:

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
30 Nov 81 to 21 Feb 82Squadron Leader John Vincent D'Silva10447 GD(P)COKalaikunda
22 Feb 82 to 29 Dec 82Squadron Leader Faquir Chand Jain9035 GD(P)COKalaikunda/ Car Nico
30 Dec 82 to 08 Jul 84Wing Commander Faquir Chand Jain9035 GD(P)COCar Nicobar
09 Jul 84 to 11 May 86Wing Commander John Vincent D'Silva10447 GD(P)COCar Nicobar
12 May 86 to 27 Jun 88Wing Commander Sharwan Kumar Bhatia11316 GD(P)COCar Nicobar
28 Jun 88 to 20 May 90Wing Commander Jagdeep Singh11649 GD(P)COCar Nicobar
21 May 90 to 07 Jun 92Wing Commander Amritpal Singh Sidhu12217 GD(P)COCar Nicobar
08 Jun 92 to 15 Aug 94Wing Commander Debasish Palit13404 F(P)COCar Nicobar
16 Aug 94 to 31 Dec 95Wing Commander Thatipalli Sathidev Mahadev15191 F(P)COCar Nicobar
01 Jan 96 to 21 Jun 98Wing Commander Ajit Kumar Chaudhary15423 F(P)COCar Nicobar
22 Jun 98 to 09 May 00Wing Commander Ramesh Balakrishnan16587 F(P)COCar Nicobar
10 May 00 to 27 Oct 02Wing Commander Tonda Sree Venkatesh16796 F(P)COCar Nicobar
28 Oct 02 to 27 Nov 04Wing Commander Wunnava Venkata Rama Rao18111 F(P)COCar Nicobar
08 Nov 04 to 06 Feb 05Wing Commander Balakrishana Pillai Sreebhavan Krishna Kumar17870 F(P)COCar Nicobar
07 Feb 05 to 10 Apr 06Wing Commander Nagendra Kumar Atri18088 F(P)COCar Nicobar
10 Apr 06 to 02 Mar 08Wing Commander Arvind Sharadchandra Pandey19557 F(P)COCar Nicobar
03 Mar 08 to 21 Feb 10Wing Commander Vikram Mahajan20753 F(P)COCar Nicobar
02 Apr 12 to 24 Nov 13Wing Commander Himanshu Pandit23195 F(P)COCar Nicobar

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