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No. 104 Helicopter Squadron, IAF
Country India Republic of India
Branch Air Force Ensign of India.svg Indian Air Force
Service history
Active 10 March 1954- Present
Nickname "Pioneer Rotarians"
Motto Apatsu Mitram
A friend in time of need

No. 104 Helicopter Squadron (Pioneer Rotarians) is a fighter squadron and is equipped with Mil Mi-35 and based at Suratgarh Air Force Station.[1]


The acquisition of Sikorsky S-55 in 1954 heralded the creation of the first Helicopter Flight within the IAF, and in 1958 become established as the first dedicated Helicopter Unit, No. 104 Helicopter Squadron.[2]

The IAF S-55s were later phased out in 1966 inducting other helicopter types into service, such as the Mil Mi-35 model in 1990.[3]




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