No.132 FAC Flight Hovering Hawks


Date Raised : 1986-02-24
132 Forward Area Control Flight was formed at Udhampur on 24 Feb 1986. The Flight was raised as a result of the overall plan to provide airborne FAC support to the fighter aircraft of the IAF in J&K sector. In Oct 97, 135 FAC Fit was merged with this Flight. Though the nomenclature of Flight is retained, it is a virtual unit with an establishment of 08 Cheetah and 02 Chetak helicopters and 22 pilots. The Flight's Area Of Responsibility includes the entire J&K sector, northern Punjab and western Himachal Pradesh.

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
24 Feb 86 to 19 Jun 88Wing Commander Surender Kumar Chopra10544 F(P)COUdhampur
20 Jun 88 to 05 Jun 90Wing Commander Davinder Singh Gill12537 F(P)COUdhampur
06 Jun 90 to 03 Feb 92Wing Commander Pradeep Kumar Mulay12935 F(P)COUdhampur
04 Feb 92 to 07 Aug 94Wing Commander Ghanshyam Singh13588 F(P)COUdhampur
08 Aug 94 to 22 Sep 97Wing Commander Edward John Francis D Silva14682 F(P)COUdhampur
23 Sep 97 to 21 Jun 98Wing Commander Harbhajan Singh Sandhu15428 F(P)COUdhampur
22 Jun 98 to 11 Oct 01Wing Commander Daljeet Singh Ahluwalia16571 F(P)COUdhampur
Unknown to Wing Commander Prashant Eknath Patange17706 F(P)COUdhampur

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