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No. 112 Helicopter Unit
Active 1 August 1963 - Present
Country India Republic of India
Branch Air Force Ensign of India.svg Indian Air Force
Garrison/HQ Yelahanka AFS
Nickname(s) "Throughbreds"
Motto(s) Apatsu Mitram
A friend in time of need
Aircraft flown

No. 112 Helicopter Unit (Throughbreds) is a Helicopter Unit and is equipped with Mil Mi-8 based at Yelahanka AFS.[1]


112 Helicopter Unit, IAF is the alma-mater of all Medium Lift Helicopters, which has been training pilots, flight engineers and flight gunners for achieving highest professional standards.

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented the President’s Standard to 112 Helicopter Unit of Indian Air Force on 11 March 2014 at Kanpur.[2]


One of the oldest IAF units, 112 Helicopter Unit serves a wartime role such as in Kargil war, Operation Pawan and Indo-Pakistani war of 1971; or supporting civil operations during cyclones, floods and VVIP movements.



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