No. 20 Squadron IAF
|No. 20 Squadron|
|Active||1 June 1956 - Present|
|Country||Republic of India|
|Branch||Indian Air Force|
|Garrison/HQ||Lohegaon Air Force Station|
Fast and Fearless
The Lightnings stuck with tremendous impact during the December 1971 operations. A decade later, No. 20 Squadron were chosen to form the IAF’s formation aerobatic team given the appellation of "Thunderbolts".
The IAF's most decorated squadron, No.20 Lightnings, was re-commissioned from its number plated status to operational status. Its pilots and crews were mainly drawn from the first Sukhoi squadron, No. 24 Squadron IAF 'Hunting Hawks,' with which it shares Lohegaon Air Force Station, and therefore have considerable experience on the type.
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