No.130 Helicopter Unit Condors

Motto : We Support Life
Date Raised : 1988-02-15 Location : Jammu
130 Helicopter Units - 'THE CONDORS' - was formed on 15 February 1988 at Jammu. The Units was to comprise of 1 MI-17 helicopters of which, the first batch of five helicopters was ferried in from Bombay. The Primary role of the Units since its inception has been of Air Support towards Op Meghdoot. However, in addition, the Units has been called upon to undertake varying tasks viz. SHBO, Flood and Relief & causality evacuation. The Units has been operating a three aircraft detachment Ex Thoise every alternate month since April 1988. It also undertook three aircraft detachment from Base Camp II from March 1988 to September 1988.

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
06 Apr 88 to 28 Dec 89Wing Commander Harbans Singh Bath12008 F(P)COJammu
29 Dec 89 to 18 Oct 92Wing Commander Narendra Pratap Sahi12037 F(P)COJammu
19 Oct 93 to 23 Jul 95Wing Commander Gurdip Singh14109 F(P)COJammu
24 Jul 95 to 28 Dec 98Wing Commander Malkiat Singh Bains15440 F(P)COJammu
29 Jun 98 to 31 Jul 00Wing Commander Sher Singh15718 F(P)COJammu
01 Aug 00 to 04 Aug 02Wing Commander Anil Tiwari17160 F(P)COJammu
05 Aug 02 to 20 Jun 04Wing Commander Komma Madhusudan Reddy17843 F(P)COJammu
21 Jun 04 to 02 Jul 06Wing Commander Sudheer Maingi17716 F(P)COJammu
03 Jul 06 to 16 Mar 08Wing Commander Varun Sharma20518 F(P)COJammu
02 Mar 10 to 25 Mar 12Wing Commander Anurag Kumar22160 F(P)COJammu

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