Indian Air Force Element


Date Raised : 1993-10-01 Disbanded : 1994-12-21 Location : Somalia
IAF helicopters were utilised for Road opening and convoy escorting, Aerial Reccee, Casualty evacuation, Communication as part of the Indian contingent supporting UN operations. The IAF detachment had 9 Officers, 22 other ranks and 3 NCs(E). Two Gypsies, One Nissan mini coach and a Nissan truck comprised the MT support.

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
Unknown to Wing Commander Narendra Kumar Upadhyay12779 F(P)COSomalia

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