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No. 17 Squadron Indian Air Force is a squadron of the Indian Air Force. It was formed on 1 October 1951, and initially flew de Havilland Vampire F. Mk 52 fighters. It now operates the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21M. It is stationed at Bhisiana as part of Western Air Command.[1]

It was moved from the East to Delhi during the 1965 Indo-Pakistani War to provide air cover for the capital.[2]

It was awarded it's President's Standard on 8 November 1988 at Palam.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Units/Squadrons/292-Squadrons.html
  2. Indian Air Force in Wars By Air Vice Marshal Arun Kumar Tiwary
  3. http://indianairforce.nic.in/show_page.php?pg_id=102

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