No. 28 Squadron IAF

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No. 28 Squadron
First Supersonics.jpg
Insignia of 28 Squadron.
Active 23 March 1963- Present
Country India Republic of India
Branch  Indian Air Force
Role multirole fighter
Garrison/HQ AFS Jamnagar
Nickname(s) "First Supersonics"
Motto(s) Sanharancha Karothi Ya
Determined to Destroy
Aircraft flown
Fighter Mig-21
Mig-29

No. 28 Squadron, Indian Air Force, nicknamed The First Supersonics is a squadron of the Indian Air Force (IAF). It is currently based in Jamnagar, Gujarat with South Western Air Command and flies Mikoyan MiG-29s.[1]

History[edit]

The squadron's role is air defence and offence. It is known as "The First Supersonics" because it was the first squadron in the IAF to be equipped with supersonic Mikoyan MiG-21s in 1963.[2]

Standard logo common on squadron's aircrafts.

The squadron was initially based in Chandigarh, later moved to Tezpur, Assam, then Pune, Maharashtra and later to Jamnagar, Gujarat.[when?] They were equipped with MiG 29s in the early 1990s and took part in operations in 2000 in the period of tension between India and Pakistan following the 1999 Kargil War.

Lineage[edit]

  • Constituted as No. 28 Squadron (First Supersonics) on 23 March 1963[3]

Assignments[edit]

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