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No. 119 Helicopter Unit, IAF
Country India Republic of India
Branch Air Force Ensign of India.svg Indian Air Force
Service history
Active 3 March 1972 - Present
Nickname "Stallions"
Motto Apatsu Mitram
A friend in time of need

No. 119 Helicopter Unit (Stallions) is a Helicopter Unit and is equipped with Mil Mi-17 and based at Jamnagar Air Force Station.[1]


The unit was raised on 3 March 1972 at Guwahati and has been operating the Mi-8 helicopters, the workhorse for the IAF. The unit was reequipped with state of the art Mil Mi-17 helicopters on 19 March 2014.[2]


The unit has been doing yeoman service in providing succor and relief during natural calamities in Gujarat since it relocated at Jamnagar in 1990.



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