No. 8 Squadron IAF

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No. 8 Squadron
Active 1 December 1942 - Present
Country India Republic of India
Branch  Indian Air Force
Role Fighter
Garrison/HQ Bareilly AFS
Nickname(s) "Eight Pursoots"
Motto(s) Surakshya Va Akraman
Offense is Defence
Aircraft flown
Attack Su-30MKI

No. 8 Squadron (Eight Pursoots) is a fighter squadron and is equipped with Su-30MKIs and based at Bareilly AFS.[1]


No. 8 Squadron were formed in 1943 at Tiruchirapalli and were trained at Peshawar and Bhopal. On 2 December 1943, they were moved to Doublemooring in Chittagong (now in Bangladesh) to work closely together with No. 82 Squadron RAF in the Burma Campaign. Equipped with Spitfires they had significant success against the Japanese Imperial Army.