No. 2 Squadron IAF

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No. 2 Squadron
No. 2 Squadron badge
"No. 2 Squadron crest."
Active 1 April 1941 - 15 December 1947
15 July 1951 - present
Role Air superiority
Base AFS Tezpur
Nickname Winged Arrows
Motto Amogh Lakshya
(Sanskrit: "Unwavering Aim")
Engagements Burma Campaign
Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
Liberation War,1971
Wg Cdr R K Mendiratta
Aspy Engineer
Dilbagh Singh
Winged Arrow
Aircraft flown
Fighter Su-30MKI

No.2 Squadron (Winged Arrows) is a unit dedicated to CAS in the Indian Air Force. Based at Kalaikunda AFS, it forms, along with No. 18 Squadron IAF, No. 5 Wing IAF. No. 2 Sqn falls under the Eastern Air Command.[1]

No. 2 Squadron has as its emblem an arrow with spread wings, with the number 2 attached to the shaft. On a scroll below this crest is inscribed "Amogh Lakshya" (Lit: Unwavering Aim).

Aircraft flown[edit]

Aircraft Type From To
Westland Wapiti Apr 1941 Jul 1941
Hawker Audax Jun 1941 Dec 1941
Westland Lysander Dec 1941 Dec 1942
Hawker Hurricane IIc Dec 1942 Apr 1946
Spitfire LF VIII Apr 1946 Sept 1947
Hawker Tempest II Sep 1947 Dec 1947
Supermarine Spitfire XVIII Jul 1951 Oct 1953
De Havilland Vampire FB 52 Oct 1953 May 1956
Dassault Ouragan May 1956 Apr 1962
Gnat Apr 1962 Feb 1983
HAL Ajeet (Gnat II) Nov 1983 Mar 1991
MiG-27 ML Jun 1991 2003?
Sukhoi-30 MKI Mar 2009 Current