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No. 5 Squadron
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Active 2 November, 1948
Role Precision Strike
Base AFS Ambala
Nickname "Tuskers"
Motto Shakti Vijayate
(Sanskrit: "Strength is Victory")
Engagements Western Air War, 1965
Liberation War, 1971
Aircraft flown
Attack SEPECAT Jaguar

No.5 Squadron (The Tuskers) is a squadron of the Indian Air Force. Based at AFS Ambala, the No.5 Squadron falls under the Western Air Command of the Indian Air Force. The squadron has retained – and discharged, with distinction – a primarily offensive operational role for the Indian Air Force, in the half-century since it's inception in 1948.[1]

Unit History

Formation and the Liberator period

The No.5 Squadron of the Indian Air Force was formed on 2 November 1948 under the command of Wing Commander JRS "Danny" Datra.



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