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No. 116 Helicopter Unit, IAF
Country India Republic of India
Branch Air Force Ensign of India.svg Indian Air Force
Service history
Active 1 January 1970 - Present
Nickname "Tankbusters"
Motto Apatsu Mitram
A friend in time of need

No. 116 Helicopter Unit (Tankbusters) is a Helicopter Unit and is equipped with HAL Chetak and based at Jodhpur Air Force Station.[1]


The 116 Helicopter unit was formed in 1967 at Sarsawa and it operates Chetak and the Light Combat HAL Dhruv. The President of India awarded Standards to 116 Helicopter Unit of Indian Air Force at Jodhpur on 5 Mar 2015.[2]


The air combatants of this unit have undertaken numerous sorties for executing relief and rescue operations in various parts of the country.



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