The 25 squadron of Indian Air Force (IAF) that had recently relocated base to Vadodara from Chandigarh has been awarded the prestigious President’s Standard. The squadron is presently serving the South Western Air Command and is also called ‘Himalayan Eagles’.
The squadron has been awarded the President’s Standard for its contribution spanning over five decades since its formation in 1963 at Chandigarh. It was awarded the squadron crest by President of India on December 2, 1969.
The squadron played a vital role in Indo-Pak conflicts in 1965 and 1971. More recently, it was involved in Operation Vijay in Kargil and Operation Parakram. The squadron will be presented the President’s Standard in December at the Air Force Station, Sulur.