No. 48 Squadron IAF

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No. 48 Squadron
No. 48 Squadron IAF Logo.jpg
Active15 November 1959- Present
Garrison/HQAFS Chandigarh
Motto(s)Sahasa phalit Sarvetrah
Courageous Always Succeed
Aircraft flown

No. 48 Squadron is a unit of the Indian Air Force assigned to Maintenance Command. The Squadron participates in operations involving air, land and airdrop of troops, equipment, supplies, and support or augment special operations forces, when appropriate.


The Camels were raised in 1959 at Barrackpore[1] and moved to the present location in May 1986.[2] No. 48 Squadron has flown missions in the ladakh Sector during the Sino- Indian conflict of 1962. It has formed an aerial bridge for the Indian Forces in J&K sector across the Himalayan Ranges. Other than regular air landing and air drop missions in Siachen glacier, Karakoram ranges, Indus and Shyok valleys, the Sqn has been undertaking air landing operations to Kargil Advanced landing grounds as well towards Operation Sadbhavna.

The Sqn has proved its worth in overseas missions like Operation Pawan, Operation Cactus and Kabul relief operations.[1]


  • Constituted as No. 48 Squadron (Camels) on 15 November 1959[3]




  1. ^ a b "IAF Showcases Impressive Parade, Air Show on Air Force Day". Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  2. ^ "No 48 Squadron IAF - (The Camels) - Presentation of Standard by the President 15.2.2007". Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Squadrons and Helicopter Units". Bharat Rakshak. Retrieved 23 November 2015.