No.117 Helicopter Unit Himalayan Dragons

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

Commanding Officers


01 Feb 71 - 02 Mar 74
Squadron Leader
Baljinder Kumar Dhir
6460 F(P)
CO


03 Mar 74 - 28 Dec 75
Squadron Leader
Vinish Mathur
7716 F(P)
CO


29 Dec 75 - 15 Jan 78
Squadron Leader
Vijay Kumar Mohrotra
8441 F(P)
CO


16 Jan 78 - 11 Mar 79
Squadron Leader
Avinash Chander Chopra
7604 F(P)
CO


12 Mar 79 - 13 Aug 81
Wing Commander
Krishnaswamy Shridharan
7019 F(P)
CO


14 Aug 81 - 08 May 83
Wing Commander
Rajinder Pal Singh Dhillon
7741 F(P)
CO


09 Aug 83 - 25 Jan 85
Wing Commander
Ramesh Thakurdas Chandani
9797 F(P)
CO


24 Jan 85 - 14 Jan 87
Wing Commander
Bertrand Joseph Vaz
8418 F(P)
CO


15 Jan 87 - 26 Feb 89
Wing Commander
Chekuri Mohan Rao
10561 F(P)
CO


08 May 89 - 25 Feb 92
Wing Commander
Suresh Kapoor
12043 F(P)
CO


24 Feb 92 - 17 Sep 93
Wing Commander
Narendra Kumar Upadhyay
12779 F(P)
CO


04 Oct 93 - 25 Mar 96
Wing Commander
Bhupinder Singh Subhlok
13795 F(P)
CO


26 Mar 96 - 28 Jun 98
Wing Commander
Sunil Arvind Chakradeo
15568 F(P)
CO


29 Jun 98 - 14 May 00
Wing Commander
Rajiv Gupta
16229 F(P)
CO


15 May 00 - 17 May 00
Wing Commander
Chandra Singh
17325 F(P)
CO


10 Jul 00 - 04 Aug 02
Wing Commander
S Hari Krishnan Nair
17338 F(P)
CO


05 Aug 02 - 16 Jun 04
Wing Commander
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CO


17 Jun 04 - 12 Aug 09
Wing Commander
P Kesava Prasad
18809 F(P)
CO


24 Aug 09 - 31 Jul 11
Wing Commander
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CO


01 Aug 11 - 13 Oct 13
Wing Commander
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CO


14 Oct 13 - 23 Nov 15
Wing Commander
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CO


23 Nov 15 - 11 Dec 17
Wing Commander
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CO


11 Dec 17 -
Wing Commander
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CO


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