Helicopter Training School


Date Raised : 1968-06-01 Location : Hakimpet
Helicopter Training School was set up on 2 April 1962 at Air Force Station, Palam and was then called the Logistics Support Training Units (LSTU). It then had two Bell 47 G3 helicopters on its inventory. The same year on I December, the school moved to Bamrauli in Allahabad with an aim to impart training to its first batch of six trainees. In May 1967, the Units was relocated at Jodhpur and its name was changed to HTS. At Jodhpur the school was also re-equipped with the new Chetak (Alouette Ill) helicopters. The school functioned as the lodger Units of the Air Force Flying College. The school moved to Air Force Station, Hakimpet in October 1973. " "
Unit previously existed as LSTU

Commanding Officers


01 Jun 68 - 15 Jan 69
Squadron Leader
Hilton Noel Byrne
5046 GD(P)
CO
Jodhpur

07 Mar 69 - 25 Jan 72
Squadron Leader
John Leo Dweltz
5707 F(P)
CO
Jodhpur

26 Jan 72 - 09 May 74
Squadron Leader
Khushindhar Singh Bindra
6863 F(P)
CO
Jodhpur

01 Oct 73 - 09 May 74
Squadron Leader
Khushindhar Singh Bindra
6863 F(P)
CO
Hakimpet

29 May 74 - 28 May 76
Squadron Leader
Pratap Ramachandra Marathe
5594 F(P)
CO
Hakimpet

29 May 76 - 15 Jul 77
Squadron Leader
Anand Narain Mehtani
5804 F(P)
CO
Hakimpet

16 Jul 77 - 09 Apr 79
Squadron Leader
Mahabir Prasad Premi
8378 F(P)
CO
Hakimpet

09 Apr 79 - 02 Apr 81
Squadron Leader
Sivaramakrishnan Kalyanaraman
7704 F(P)
CO
Hakimpet

02 Apr 81 - 19 Feb 82
Wing Commander
Chandra Mohan Singla
6893 F(P)
CO
Hakimpet

16 Mar 82 - 19 Feb 83
Wing Commander
Vijay Kumar Mohrotra
8441 F(P)
CO
Hakimpet

20 Feb 83 - 16 Dec 84
Wing Commander
Arun Devap Nayak
8946 F(P)
CO
Hakimpet

17 Dec 84 - 13 Oct 85
Group Captain
Khushindhar Singh Bindra
6863 F(P)
CO
Hakimpet

14 Oct 85 - 21 Feb 88
Group Captain
Narinder Singh Chahal
8155 F(P)
CO
Hakimpet

22 Feb 88 - 28 Feb 89
Group Captain
Gurdip Singh
9395 F(P)
CO
Hakimpet

27 Mar 89 - 30 Jun 91
Group Captain
Sivaramakrishnan Kalyanaraman
7704 F(P)
CO
Hakimpet

01 Jul 91 - 06 Jun 93
Group Captain
Suresh Lal
11322 F(P)
CO
Hakimpet

07 Jun 93 - 21 May 96
Group Captain
Vijay Kumar Narayan Sapre
11285 F(P)
CO
Hakimpet

22 May 96 - 09 Nov 97
Group Captain
Packiam Paul Rajkumar
12018 F(P)
CO
Hakimpet

10 Nov 97 - 16 Nov 97
Wing Commander
Sanjiv Mishra
14094 F(P)
CO
Hakimpet

17 Nov 97 - 23 Jan 00
Group Captain
Sanjiv Mishra
14094 F(P)
CO
Hakimpet

24 Jan 00 - 31 May 00
Wing Commander
Govindan Ajith Kumar Nair
14677 F(P)
CO
Hakimpet

01 Jun 00 - 07 Jul 02
Group Captain
Govindan Ajith Kumar Nair
14677 F(P)
CO
Hakimpet

08 Jul 02 - 13 Apr 05
Group Captain
Anup Kishore Prasad
15566 F(P)
CO
Hakimpet

14 Apr 05 - 14 Dec 06
Group Captain
Arun Purushottam Garud
14692 F(P)
CO
Hakimpet

15 Dec 06 - 28 Sep 07
Group Captain
Rakesh Kumar Negi
15869 F(P)
CO
Hakimpet

29 Sep 07 - 09 May 10
Group Captain
Rajesh Isser
16968 F(P)
CO
Hakimpet

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