No.132 FAC Flight Hovering Hawks


Date Raised : 1986-02-24 Disbanded : 2021-12-31
132 Forward Area Control Flight was formed at Udhampur on 24 Feb 1986. The Flight was raised as a result of the overall plan to provide airborne FAC support to the fighter aircraft of the IAF in J&K sector. In Oct 97, 135 FAC Fit was merged with this Flight. Though the nomenclature of Flight is retained, it is a virtual Units with an establishment of 08 Cheetah and 02 Chetak helicopters and 22 pilots. The Flight's Area Of Responsibility includes the entire J&K sector, northern Punjab and western Himachal Pradesh.

Commanding Officers


Unknown -
Wing Commander
Prashant Eknath Patange
17706 F(P)
CO
Udhampur

24 Feb 86 - 19 Jun 88
Wing Commander
Surender Kumar Chopra
10544 F(P)
CO
Udhampur

20 Jun 88 - 05 Jun 90
Wing Commander
Davinder Singh Gill
12537 F(P)
CO
Udhampur

06 Jun 90 - 03 Feb 92
Wing Commander
Pradeep Kumar Mulay
12935 F(P)
CO
Udhampur

04 Feb 92 - 07 Aug 94
Wing Commander
Ghanshyam Singh
13588 F(P)
CO
Udhampur

08 Aug 94 - 22 Sep 97
Wing Commander
Edward John Francis D Silva
14682 F(P)
CO
Udhampur

23 Sep 97 - 21 Jun 98
Wing Commander
Harbhajan Singh Sandhu
15428 F(P)
CO
Udhampur

22 Jun 98 - 11 Oct 01
Wing Commander
Daljeet Singh Ahluwalia
16571 F(P)
CO
Udhampur
Unit continued existence as 132 HU

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