2004 Helicopter Squadron

Date Raised : 2003-07-13 Disbanded : 2010-10-04 Location : Congo
Mi-17 Squadron formed the utility helicopter component of IAC-I and its tasking included troop insertion/extraction, casualty evacuation, disarmament, demobilization and resettlement (DDR) support, logistics supply, search and rescue, observation and reconnaissance. Their span of control passed over the Equator and they flew more than 13000 sorties and 8000 flight hours during their operations. These helicopters were also exclusively responsible for the induction and extraction of UN troops. The IAC also assisted various DRC/foreign troops including troops from Pakistan, Bangladesh, South Africa, Uruguay, and Guatemala in their ground operations.

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
13 Jul 03 to 12 Aug 04Wing Commander Rajesh Isser16968 F(P)COCongo
13 Aug 04 to 25 Sep 05Wing Commander Santosh Suresh Kothari16788 F(P)COCongo
26 Sep 05 to 04 Sep 06Wing Commander Navayath Santosh17720 F(P)COCongo
05 Sep 06 to 17 Oct 07Wing Commander Rajeev Kumar Chouhan18556 F(P)COCongo
18 Oct 07 to 26 Oct 08Group Captain Rahul Anand Maslekar16785 F(P)COCongo
02 Dec 09 to 04 Oct 10Wing Commander S SrivastavaCOCongo

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