No.111 Helicopter Unit Snow Tigers

Motto : Apatsu Mitram (A friend in time of need)
Date Raised : 1963-08-01 Location : Bareilly
The Units of Snow Tigers was on 01 Aug 63, under the Command of Sqn Ldr BS Kalra. The Units was located at Tezpur with MI-4 aircraft, with its main role being casuality evac and tpt support. During this period the Units also had a detachment of two ac for his highness of the King of Nepal. On 03 Feb 1964 the Units was fully operational.

Aircraft Types operated over the years:

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
03 Jan 63 to 22 Nov 65Squadron Leader Bhagat Singh Kalra4492 GD(P)COTezpur
22 Nov 65 to 24 Feb 69Squadron Leader Birendra Datt Dangwal4839 GD(P)COHashimara
24 Feb 69 to 26 Jan 72Squadron Leader Kodendera Cariappa Cariappa5376 GD(P)COHashimara
26 Jun 72 to 15 Mar 76Squadron Leader Manjit Singh Dhillon7021 GD(P)COHashimara
15 Mar 76 to 25 Jul 77Squadron Leader Arun Devap Nayak8946 GD(P)CO
25 Jul 77 to 09 Apr 79Squadron Leader Gurcharan Singh Arora9755 GD(P)CO
09 Apr 79 to 22 Oct 79Wing Commander Harihara Rajagopal5277 GD(P)CO
22 Oct 79 to 17 Jan 83Wing Commander Avtar Singh Makkar6522 GD(P)CO
17 Jan 83 to 08 May 83Wing Commander Ramesh Thakurdas Chandani9797 GD(P)CO
09 May 83 to 03 Jul 85Wing Commander Rajinder Pal Singh Dhillon7741 GD(P)CO
04 Jul 83 to 07 Jul 85Wing Commander Gurdip Singh9395 GD(P)CO
08 Jul 85 to 14 Dec 86Wing Commander S K GuptaCO
15 Dec 86 to 06 Dec 87Wing Commander Bansi Parmar10138 GD(P)CO
07 Dec 87 to 16 Dec 90Wing Commander Sudhir Sah11648 GD(P)CO
17 Dec 90 to 05 May 93Wing Commander Sadanand Keshav Dixit12407 GD(P)CO
06 May 93 to 06 Apr 96Wing Commander Sanjiv Mishra14094 F(P)CO
22 Apr 96 to 05 Aug 97Wing Commander Arun Purushottam Garud14692 F(P)CO
24 Nov 97 to 18 Jun 00Wing Commander Sunil Bijlani16087 F(P)CO
19 Jun 00 to 04 Aug 02Wing Commander Ajay Dogra17145 F(P)CO
05 Aug 02 to 04 Jul 04Wing Commander Sudhir Kumar Sharma17717 F(P)CO
05 Jul 04 to 25 Jun 06Wing Commander Ashwin Keshav Puntambekar19210 F(P)CO
02 Dec 13 to 25 Jul 14Wing Commander Thakur Narsing Bhagat Singh23790 F(P)COBareilly

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