No.181 Flight Hawks

Motto : Sadaiva Satark
Date Raised : 1978-08-05 Location : Hindon
181 Flt was initially formed as 171 Flt at Palam with two HS-748 aircraft. The unit conducts startegic and tactical Electronic Intelligence and Communication Intelligence reconnisance. It currently operates a Boeing 737-200 equipped with Airborne integrated SIGNIT system and HS-748 in COMINT/ COMJAM role.

Aircraft Types operated over the years:
Unit previously existed as 171 Flt

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
05 Aug 78 to 20 Jun 79Squadron Leader Mohanji Kamlaji Sinha7394 GD(P)COHindon
21 Jun 79 to 04 Jan 81Squadron Leader Ranjit Kumar Pal8666 GD(P)COHindon
05 Jan 81 to 03 Jul 83Wing Commander Ivor Percival Alexander8430 GD(P)COHindon
04 Jul 83 to 08 Aug 85Wing Commander Devonder Singh Randhawa8777 GD(P)COHindon
09 Aug 85 to 30 Apr 87Wing Commander Ranajit Narayan Biswas9424 GD(P)COHindon
01 Jun 87 to 01 Apr 90Wing Commander Ashok Bhalla9730 GD(P)COHindon
02 Apr 90 to 31 Mar 93Wing Commander Ashok Prabhakar Mote9782 GD(P)COHindon
01 Apr 93 to 30 Apr 95Wing Commander Ravinder Singh Kang9722 GD(P)COHindon
01 May 95 to 03 Aug 98Wing Commander Anil Kumar Sharma14670 F(P)COHindon
04 Aug 98 to 20 Aug 00Wing Commander Anang Raj Singh15571 F(P)COHindon
21 Aug 00 to 01 Dec 02Wing Commander Jabli Chandra Sekhar16374 F(P)COHindon
02 Dec 02 to Wing Commander Dinesh Kumar Sharma17154 F(P)COHindon
Unknown to Wing Commander Calambur Krishna Kumar18812 F(P)COHindon

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