No.105 Helicopter Unit Daring Eagles

Motto : Apatsu Mitram (A friend in time of need)
Date Raised : 1959-11-23
15 Helicopter Unit is the second oldest Helicopter Unit of the Indian Air Force. The unit formed at Jorhat on 23 November 1959, was equipped with Mi-4 helicopters and moved to Air Force Station Gorakhpur on 3 August 1987. Besides, communication, Logistics and reconnaissance unit also carries out SHBO and VIP task.

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
03 Mar 60 to 27 May 61Flight Lieutenant Maheshwar Sarup Kapoor4096 GD(P)COChabua
28 May 61 to 15 May 63Squadron Leader Arnold Sochindranath Williams3950 GD(P)COChabua
16 May 63 to 07 May 65Squadron Leader Khurshed Jahangirji Mistri3651 GD(P)COChabua
08 May 65 to 12 May 67Squadron Leader Prabhakar Jaywant Jakatdar4237 F(P)COChabua
13 May 67 to 14 Jan 68Squadron Leader Mohan Chandra4889 F(P)COChabua
15 Jan 68 to 31 Jan 71Squadron Leader Yenagudde Sadashiva Hegde4812 F(P)COChabua
01 Feb 71 to 28 Nov 71Squadron Leader Dinesh Chandra Kaushik6353 F(P)COChabua
29 Nov 71 to 27 Oct 74Squadron Leader Pran Nath Chhabra5334 F(P)COChabua
28 Oct 74 to 25 Jul 76Squadron Leader Narinder Singh Chahal8155 F(P)COChabua
26 Jul 76 to 14 May 78Squadron Leader Thiruvenkatachari Jayaraman9474 F(P)COChabua
15 May 78 to 08 Apr 79Squadron Leader Adolph Vincent Condillac7723 ADMCOChabua
09 Apr 79 to 23 Sep 80Wing Commander Rakesh Tandon5391 F(P)COChabua
29 Dec 80 to 29 Dec 82Wing Commander KaranjIt Singh Dhillon7016 F(P)COChabua
30 Dec 82 to 26 Jun 85Wing Commander Vijay Prakash9468 F(P)COChabua
27 Jun 85 to 12 Oct 86Wing Commander Anil Govindrao Bendre10570 F(P)COChabua
13 Oct 86 to 14 Jun 87Wing Commander Harpal Singh Ahluwalia9821 F(P)COChabua
15 Jun 87 to 18 Jun 89Wing Commander Francis Gomes11409 F(P)COChabua/ Gorakhpur
19 Jun 89 to 25 Feb 90Wing Commander Pradeep Kumar12029 F(P)COGorakhpur
05 Mar 90 to 25 Apr 93Wing Commander Jagdish Chander Dahiya12041 F(P)COGorakhpur
26 Apr 93 to 23 Jul 95Wing Commander Vaidya Nathan Babu13386 F(P)COGorakhpur
24 Aug 95 to 28 Jun 98Wing Commander Richard Anthony15027 F(P)COGorakhpur
29 Jun 98 to 14 May 00Wing Commander Vidhya Sagar Bharti16611 F(P)COGorakhpur
15 May 00 to 04 Aug 00Wing Commander Ashish Kumar Pradhan17162 F(P)COGorakhpur
05 Aug 00 to 22 Aug 04Wing Commander ----------------99999 COGorakhpur
23 Aug 04 to 25 Feb 06Wing Commander ----------------99999 COGorakhpur
26 Jun 06 to 17 Jun 08Wing Commander ----------------99999 COGorakhpur
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28 May 12 to 03 Aug 14Wing Commander ----------------99999 COGorakhpur
04 Aug 14 to 16 Oct 16Wing Commander ----------------99999 COGorakhpur
17 Oct 16 to Wing Commander ----------------99999 COGorakhpur

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