2004 Helicopter Squadron


Date Raised : 2003-07-13 Disbanded : 2010-10-04 Location : Congo
Mi-17 Squadron formed the utility helicopter component of IAC-I and its tasking included troop insertion/extraction, casualty evacuation, disarmament, demobilization and resettlement (DDR) support, logistics supply, search and rescue, observation and reconnaissance. Their span of control passed over the Equator and they flew more than 13000 sorties and 8000 flight hours during their operations. These helicopters were also exclusively responsible for the induction and extraction of UN troops. The IAC also assisted various DRC/foreign troops including troops from Pakistan, Bangladesh, South Africa, Uruguay, and Guatemala in their ground operations.

Commanding Officers


13 Jul 03 - 12 Aug 04
Wing Commander
Rajesh Isser
16968 F(P)
CO
Congo

13 Aug 04 - 25 Sep 05
Wing Commander
Santosh Suresh Kothari
16788 F(P)
CO
Congo

26 Sep 05 - 04 Sep 06
Wing Commander
Navayath Santosh
17720 F(P)
CO
Congo

05 Sep 06 - 17 Oct 07
Wing Commander
Rajeev Kumar Chouhan
18556 F(P)
CO
Congo

18 Oct 07 - 26 Oct 08
Group Captain
Rahul Anand Maslekar
16785 F(P)
CO
Congo

27 Oct 08 - 02 Dec 09
Wing Commander
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CO
Congo

02 Dec 09 - 04 Oct 10
Wing Commander
S Srivastava

CO
Congo

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