Indian Air Force Contingent Leaves for Sudan

18 January 2010 (Last Updated January 18th, 2010 18:30)

The Indian Air Force has sent a contingent to Sudan, as part of the Indian UN peacekeeping mission. 196 IAF personnel of diverse specialisations will replace the existing Indian Aviation Contingent headquartered at Kadugali, Sudan. Modelled on the lines of a regular air force

The Indian Air Force has sent a contingent to Sudan, as part of the Indian UN peacekeeping mission.

196 IAF personnel of diverse specialisations will replace the existing Indian Aviation Contingent headquartered at Kadugali, Sudan.

Modelled on the lines of a regular air force base, the current IAF contingent will provide flying operations, administration, logistics, and technical and medical services support.

The IAF contingent will use six Mi-17 utility helicopters for troop insertion / extraction, casualty evacuation, logistic supply, search and rescue, reconnaissance and observation.

The IAF contingent will also maintain an aero medical evacuation team at Sudan.