No.181 Flight Hawks

Motto : Sadaiva Satark
Date Raised : 1978-08-05 Location : Hindon
181 Flt was initially formed as 171 Flt at Palam with two HS-748 aircraft. The unit conducts startegic and tactical Electronic Intelligence and Communication Intelligence reconnisance. It currently operates a Boeing 737-200 equipped with Airborne integrated SIGNIT system and HS-748 in COMINT/ COMJAM role.
Unit previously existed as 171 Flt

Commanding Officers


05 Aug 78 - 20 Jun 79
Squadron Leader
Mohanji Kamlaji Sinha
7394 F(P)
CO
Hindon

21 Jun 79 - 04 Jan 81
Squadron Leader
Ranjit Kumar Pal
8666 F(P)
CO
Hindon

05 Jan 81 - 03 Jul 83
Wing Commander
Ivor Percival Alexander
8430 F(P)
CO
Hindon

04 Jul 83 - 08 Aug 85
Wing Commander
Devonder Singh Randhawa
8777 F(P)
CO
Hindon

09 Aug 85 - 30 Apr 87
Wing Commander
Ranajit Narayan Biswas
9424 F(P)
CO
Hindon

01 Jun 87 - 01 Apr 90
Wing Commander
Ashok Bhalla
9730 F(P)
CO
Hindon

02 Apr 90 - 31 Mar 93
Wing Commander
Ashok Prabhakar Mote
9782 F(P)
CO
Hindon

01 Apr 93 - 30 Apr 95
Wing Commander
Ravinder Singh Kang
9722 F(P)
CO
Hindon

01 May 95 - 03 Aug 98
Wing Commander
Anil Kumar Sharma
14670 F(P)
CO
Hindon

04 Aug 98 - 20 Aug 00
Wing Commander
Anang Raj Singh
15571 F(P)
CO
Hindon

21 Aug 00 - 01 Dec 02
Wing Commander
Jabli Chandra Sekhar
16374 F(P)
CO
Hindon

02 Dec 02 -
Wing Commander
Dinesh Kumar Sharma
17154 F(P)
CO
Hindon

Unknown -
Wing Commander
Calambur Krishna Kumar
18812 F(P)
CO
Hindon

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