No. 125 Helicopter Squadron
Active1 November 1983- Present
CountryIndia Republic of India
Branch Indian Air Force
TypeAttack Helicopter
RoleClose Air Support
Size1 Squadron
Part ofWestern Air Command
Garrison/HQPathankot Air Force Station
Nickname(s)"Gladiators"
Motto(s)Balidaan Veerasya Bhushanam
Sacrifice is jewel of Brave
Aircraft flown
AttackApache AH-64E
An Apache helicopter on the day of induction into the squadron.
An Apache helicopter on the day of induction into the squadron.

No. 125 Helicopter Squadron (Gladiators) is a fighter squadron and is equipped with Apache AH-64E and based at Pathankot Air Force Station.[1]

History

The first Attack Helicopter Squadron of IAF was raised as 125 Helicopter Squadron on 1 November 1983 and equipped with Mi-25 helicopter Gunships. The squadron was reequipped with Mi-35 in April 1990.[2] On 3 September 2019, the squadron formally inducted the first batch of AH-64E Apache helicopters into the Indian Air Force.

Assignments

Aircraft

References

  1. ^ "Squadrons and Helicopter Units". Bharat Rakshak. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 4 December 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)