No.117 Helicopter Unit Himalayan Dragons

Motto : Apatsu Mitram (A friend in time of need)
Date Raised : 1971-02-01 Location : Udhampur

Aircraft Types operated over the years:

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
01 Feb 71 to 02 Mar 74Squadron Leader Baljinder Kumar Dhir6460 GD(P)CO
03 Mar 74 to 28 Dec 75Squadron Leader Vinish Mathur7716 GD(P)CO
29 Dec 75 to 15 Jan 78Squadron Leader Vijay Kumar Mohrotra8441 GD(P)CO
16 Jan 78 to 11 Mar 79Squadron Leader Avinash Chander Chopra7604 GD(P)CO
12 Mar 79 to 13 Aug 81Wing Commander Krishnaswamy Shridharan7019 GD(P)CO
14 Aug 81 to 08 May 83Wing Commander Rajinder Pal Singh Dhillon7741 GD(P)CO
09 Aug 83 to 25 Jan 85Wing Commander Ramesh Thakurdas Chandani9797 GD(P)CO
24 Jan 85 to 14 Jan 87Wing Commander Bertrand Joseph Vaz8418 GD(P)CO
15 Jan 87 to 26 Feb 89Wing Commander Chekuri Mohan Rao10561 GD(P)CO
08 May 89 to 25 Feb 92Wing Commander Suresh Kapoor12043 GD(P)CO
24 Feb 92 to 17 Sep 93Wing Commander Narendra Kumar Upadhyay12779 GD(P)CO
04 Oct 93 to 25 Mar 96Wing Commander Bhupinder Singh Subhlok13795 F(P)CO
26 Mar 96 to 28 Jun 98Wing Commander Sunil Arvind Chakradeo15568 F(P)CO
29 Jun 98 to 14 May 00Wing Commander Rajiv Gupta16229 F(P)CO
15 May 00 to 17 May 00Wing Commander Chandra Singh17325 F(P)CO
10 Jul 00 to 04 Aug 02Wing Commander S Hari Krishnan Nair17338 F(P)CO
05 Aug 02 to 16 Jun 04Wing Commander Mukesh Rawat17453 F(P)CO
17 Jun 04 to 12 Aug 09Wing Commander P Kesava Prasad18809 F(P)CO

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