No. 1 Squadron IAF

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No. 1 Squadron
No. 1 Squadron badge
Crest of No. 1 Squadron
Active 1 April 1933 – present
Role Air superiority
Precision Strike
Interdiction
Base AFS Gwalior
Nickname(s) Tigers
Motto(s) Ekta Mein Shakti
(Hindi: "Strength in Unity")
Engagements Hur's Operations NWFP
Burma Campaign
Operation Polo
Western Air War, 1965
Liberation War, 1971
Commanders
Current
commander
Wing Commander H. A. Rather
Notable
commanders
Subroto Mukerjee
Arjan Singh
Dilbagh Singh
Insignia
Identification
symbol
A Royal Bengal Tiger
Aircraft flown
Attack Mirage 2000

No. 1 Squadron (The Tigers) is the oldest squadron of the Indian Air Force. It operates as an multirole (air superiority, precision strike, and electronic warfare) unit. Based at Gwalior AFB, No. 1 Squadron falls under the Central Air Command, and along with No. 7 Squadron (Battle Axes), No. 9 Squadron (Wolf Pack), and TACDE, forms a part of 40 Wing of the Indian Air Force.

Formation of No.1 Squadron[edit]

No. 1 Squadron was established at Drigh Road, Karachi on 1 April 1933.

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