Indian Aviation Contingent -I (MONUC)

Date Raised : 2003-07-13 Disbanded : 2010-10-04 Location : Congo
MONUC is one of the largest and most robust peace keeping operations ever undertaken by the UN. The Aviation Contingents are by far the key elements in the arsenal of MONUC in achieving its mandate of maintaining peace in this huge country, the second largest in Africa. The tasks required by UN from the Mi-35 Sqn were to provide armed escort, fire support, anti-armour support, reconnaissance, information gathering and MEDEVAC, all these both by day as well as night. The Mi-17 utility helicopters were to undertake tasks including troop induction, cargo carriage, under slung operations, SAR, CASEVAC and MEDEVAC, reconnaissance and surveillance, both by day and night.

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
13 Jul 03 to 12 Aug 04Group Captain Kulwant Singh Gill15220 F(P)Cont CdrCongo
13 Aug 04 to 25 Sep 05Group Captain Daljeet Singh Ahluwalia16571 F(P)Cont CdrCongo
26 Sep 05 to 28 Apr 06Group Captain Govindan Ajith Kumar Nair14677 F(P)Cont CdrCongo
29 Apr 06 to 15 Sep 06Group Captain Atanu Guru16794 F(P)Cont CdrCongo
26 Sep 06 to 17 Oct 07Group Captain Sanderraman Neelakantan15184 F(P)Cont CdrCongo
18 Oct 07 to 24 Oct 08Group Captain Navkaranjit Singh Dhillon16580 F(P)Cont CdrCongo
25 Oct 08 to 02 Dec 09Group Captain Ravi Bhate17342 F(P)Cont CdrCongo
02 Dec 09 to 04 Oct 10Group Captain Ashwani Kumar Nabh16608 F(P)Cont CdrCongo

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