Republic Day: Dakota aircraft leaves everyone impressed
Jan 26, 2021, 1:22 PM IST
The formation was led by Gp Capt Menon and Wg Cdr SS Gehlot flying the Dakota of the IAF Heritage flight.
The captains of the two helicopters in formation with the Dakota were Wg Cdr Mukul Khare and Sqn Ldr Rathore of 130 Helicopters Unit.
The Dakotas were instrumental in airlifting troops and supplies into the Kashmir Valley to repel invaders from across the border in 1947. They played a significant role in the Tangail air drop leading to the Liberation of Bangladesh.