No.107 Helicopter Unit Desert Hawks

Motto : Apatsu Mitram (A friend in time of need)
Date Raised : 1960-01-01 Location : Jodhpur
The Units was raised in January 1960 at Srinagar. It was initially established for S-62 and Bell 47 G-3 helicopters. In November 1961 when MI-4 helicopters were inducted into the IAF, this was the first Units received the present fleet of MI-8s on 1 February 1981.

Commanding Officers


01 Jan 60 - 16 Jul 61
Squadron Leader
Arnold Sochindranath Williams
3950 GD(P)
CO
Srinagar

17 Jul 61 - 12 Aug 62
Squadron Leader
Maheshwar Sarup Kapoor
4096 GD(P)
CO


13 Aug 62 - 24 Jul 64
Squadron Leader
Surya Kant Badhwar
3973 GD(P)
CO


25 Jul 64 - 06 Aug 64
Squadron Leader
Arvind Dalaya
4025 F(P)
CO


17 Aug 64 - 08 Oct 67
Squadron Leader
Bhagat Singh Bakhshi
4597 F(P)
CO


09 Oct 67 - 28 Feb 71
Squadron Leader
Ravindra Nath Luther
5285 F(P)
CO


01 Mar 71 - 31 Jan 74
Squadron Leader
Lalit Kumar Dutta
6506 F(P)
CO


15 Feb 74 - 24 Aug 75
Squadron Leader
Kenneth Rodney Dutton
5873 F(P)
CO


25 May 76 - 19 Jun 77
Squadron Leader
Jawahar Lal Kochhar
5796 F(P)
CO


20 Jun 77 - 28 Feb 79
Squadron Leader
Harjit Singh Bedi
7603 F(P)
CO


28 Mar 79 - 24 Oct 80
Wing Commander
Brij Mohan Datta
5319 F(P)
CO
Jodhpur

20 Nov 80 - 08 Mar 83
Wing Commander
Manjit Singh Dhillon
7021 F(P)
CO
Jodhpur

07 Mar 83 - 05 May 85
Wing Commander
Gulzarinder Singh Braich
8762 F(P)
CO
Jodhpur

06 May 85 - 21 Dec 86
Wing Commander
Jatinder Singh
11273 F(P)
CO
Jodhpur

22 Dec 86 - 13 Nov 88
Wing Commander
Arun Kumar Saxena
11312 F(P)
CO
Jodhpur

14 Nov 88 - 19 Oct 92
Wing Commander
Ashok Kumar Bharadwaj
12011 F(P)
CO
Jodhpur

19 Oct 92 - 02 Jun 95
Wing Commander
Pramod Kumar Roy
14100 F(P)
CO
Jodhpur

03 Jul 95 - 15 Jun 97
Wing Commander
Raghvinder Nath Joshi
15432 F(P)
CO
Jodhpur

20 Oct 97 - 12 Sep 99
Wing Commander
Samba Siva Rao
15879 F(P)
CO
Jodhpur

13 Sep 99 - 09 Sep 01
Wing Commander
Rajeev Sharma
17004 F(P)
CO
Jodhpur

10 Sep 01 - 22 Jun 03
Wing Commander
Pankaj Vishnoi
17347 F(P)
CO
Jodhpur

23 Jun 03 - 26 Jun 05
Wing Commander
Umesh Kumar
18582 F(P)
CO
Jodhpur

18 Jul 11 - 23 Jun 13
Wing Commander
Anupam Kathuria
22964 F(P)
CO
Jodhpur

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