No.25 Squadron Himalayan Eagles

Motto : Satvadeena hi Sidhvayah ( Excellence through Diligence)
Date Raised : 1963-03-01 Location : Vadodara
The sqn was raised in 1963 at Chandigarh to support the Army operations in Nothern Sector in the harsh Leh and Ladakh region. Initially formed on 4 An-12s, it added IL-76 in 1989. in 1993 the An-12s were replaced by the An-32s. The sqn moved to the western sector at Vadodara in Sep 2011. Hwoever the Il-76 element remained at 12 wing and merged with 44 Sqn.

Aircraft Types operated over the years:

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
01 Mar 63 to 27 May 63Squadron Leader George Jagdish Shaw3362 GD(P)COChandigarh
28 May 63 to 30 Nov 65Wing Commander Reginald Azariah Rufus3319 GD(P)COChandigarh
01 Dec 65 to 09 Jan 67Wing Commander Nittript Lal Badhwar3955 GD(P)COChandigarh
23 Jan 67 to 18 Sep 68Wing Commander Prakashnarain Jainarain Mehra4037 GD(P)COChandigarh
19 Sep 68 to 08 Aug 71Wing Commander Sandip Sen4356 GD(P)COChandigarh
09 Aug 71 to 14 Jan 73Wing Commander Jagjit Singh Sawhney4449 GD(P)COChandigarh
15 Jan 73 to 19 Mar 75Wing Commander Ramesh Chandra Sondhi4659 GD(P)COChandigarh
20 Mar 75 to 25 Mar 79Group Captain Chandra Kant Dhawan4995 GD(P)COChandigarh
26 Mar 79 to 14 Jan 81Group Captain Verinder Puri5199 GD(P)COChandigarh
15 Jan 81 to 14 Jan 83Group Captain Chander Parkash Puri4917 GD(P)COChandigarh
05 Jan 83 to 29 Jun 86Group Captain Karimbil Kamalesh Babu5874 GD(P)COChandigarh
30 Jun 86 to 27 Nov 88Group Captain Satish Kapoor6774 GD(P)COChandigarh
28 Nov 88 to 15 Jul 90Group Captain Raj Pal Singh Garcha8413 GD(P)COChandigarh
16 Jul 90 to 04 Jul 93Group Captain Ramamoorthy Vijay Kumar10918 GD(P)COChandigarh
05 Jul 93 to 31 May 95Group Captain Peter Keith Pinto8419 GD(P)COChandigarh
01 Jun 95 to 29 Mar 98Group Captain Dhiraj Kukreja13130 F(P)COChandigarh
30 Mar 98 to 01 Jul 01Group Captain Satish Pal Singh13770 F(P)COChandigarh
23 Jul 01 to 06 Jul 03Group Captain Raju Stephen14689 F(P)COChandigarh
07 Jul 03 to 03 Jul 05Group Captain Surendranath Mohanty16052 F(P)COChandigarh
04 Jul 05 to 15 Jul 07Group Captain Birender Singh Yadav17166 F(P)COChandigarh
16 Jul 07 to 31 May 09Group Captain Joseph Xavier Israel17167 F(P)COChandigarh
01 Jun 09 to 29 Aug 10Group Captain Surendra Pal Singh18260 F(P)COChandigarh
30 Aug 10 to Group Captain Bhartendra Singh19874 F(P)COChandigarh
Unknown to Group Captain Dalbir Singh23726 F(P)COVadodara

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