No.115 Helicopter Unit Hovering Angels

Motto : Apatsu Mitram (A friend in time of need)
Date Raised : 1967-04-01 Location : Tezpur
No. 115 Helicopter Unit was formed at Chandigarh on 01 Apr 1967 under the command of Sqn Ldr C Rama Rao (4711) F (P) and was equipped with MI-4 helicopters. The unit was earmarked for operations in Rajasthan sector with its location at then Air Force Flying College, Jodhpur. moved to its present location, 11 Wing, AF on 08 Sept 68. By Dec 67, the Unit had received its full complement of aircraft, aircrew and ground personal. The Unit then moved to its new location at AFFC, Jodhpur on 16 Jan 68 and was declared fully operational.

Commanding Officers


01 Apr 67 - 01 Jun 69
Squadron Leader
Rama Rao Chavali
4711 F(P)
CO
Chandigarh

01 Jun 69 - 01 Jun 72
Squadron Leader
Anand Narain Mehtani
5804 F(P)
CO


01 Jun 72 - 01 Jan 74
Squadron Leader
Nimai Krishna Rudra
6861 F(P)
CO


01 Jan 74 - 01 Feb 76
Squadron Leader
Cavas Kekashroo Panthaky
6890 F(P)
CO


01 Feb 76 - 01 Jul 77
Squadron Leader
Dinesh Chandra Kaushik
6353 F(P)
CO


01 Jul 77 - 01 Sep 79
Squadron Leader
Mohinder Kumar Saini
9779 F(P)
CO


01 Sep 79 - 01 Nov 81
Wing Commander
Ranjit Kumar Malhotra
6513 F(P)
CO


01 Nov 81 - 01 Jun 84
Wing Commander
Mahabir Prasad Premi
8378 F(P)
CO


01 Jun 84 - 01 Jul 86
Wing Commander
Chiman Lal Bhasin
9465 F(P)
CO


01 Jul 86 - 01 Jun 88
Wing Commander
Arun Vamanrai Chhaya
11360 F(P)
CO


01 Jun 88 - 01 Dec 90
Wing Commander
Krishan Pratap Narain Singh
11023 F(P)
CO


01 Jan 91 - 01 Jun 93
Wing Commander
Raghupati Saran Das
13158 F(P)
CO


01 Jul 93 - 01 Apr 96
Wing Commander
Bikram Dev Singh
13573 F(P)
CO


01 Apr 96 - 01 Jun 97
Wing Commander
Ashok Kumar Malhotra
14112 F(P)
CO


01 Jun 97 - 01 May 99
Wing Commander
Tripath Pal Singh Dhillon
16215 F(P)
CO


01 May 99 - 01 Aug 01
Wing Commander
Manavendra Singh
16983 F(P)
CO


01 Aug 01 - 01 Jul 03
Wing Commander
Guttikonda Amara Prasad Babu
17714 F(P)
CO
Tezpur

01 Jul 03 - 01 Jun 05
Wing Commander
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CO
Tezpur

01 Jun 05 - 01 Aug 06
Wing Commander
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99999
CO
Tezpur

01 Sep 06 - 01 Sep 08
Wing Commander
Neel Kamal
20482 F(P)
CO
Tezpur

01 Sep 08 - 01 Jul 10
Wing Commander
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99999
CO
Tezpur

01 Jul 10 - 01 Dec 11
Wing Commander
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99999
CO
Tezpur

01 Dec 11 - 01 Dec 13
Wing Commander
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99999
CO
Tezpur

01 Dec 13 -
Wing Commander
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99999
CO
Tezpur

Unknown - 06 Jul 17
Wing Commander
Mandeep Singh Dhillon
25307 F(P)
CO
Tezpur

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