Start Date : 22 Jun 64 End Date : 29 Oct 66
96 Pilot Course - The course training was broken up into five states pre- commissioning - AFAC, EFTUs, PTE, AFFC and finally applied stage at various conversion units. Direct entry cadets selected for the 96 PC joined AFAC Coimbatore on 22 June 1964 and completed ground training on 24 October 1964.
Thereafter they were sent to various Elementary Flying Training Units (EFTUs) between 6 Dec 1964 and 1 March 1965. They were expected to do 25 hours of flying including about five hours solo. Tambaram and Nagpur had L-5s, Kanpur, Delhi and Patiala had Pushpak.
The Course was then sent to Pilot Training Establishment (PTE) Bamrauli for Basic stage flying between 28 March 1965 and October 1965 on the HT2. 27 NDA Course joined up at this stage. While the direct entry cadets did again 25 hours of flying, the NDA entry cadets did 50 hours.
The Course was then sent to AFFC Jodhpur for the intermediate stage flying on the Texan T6G/Harvard aircraft between October 1965 and 11 March 1966. Each Flight cadet was given between 75-80 hours of flying hours with about half of it being solo.
For the applied stage, the course was split into four groups on 24 March 1966. Roughly 60 cadets each were sent to FTW Hakimpet on Vampires for Fighter stream, No1. TTW at Begumpet and No. 2 TTW at Yelahanka on DC3 Dakota for Transport stream and 12 cadets were sent to LSTU Bamrauli on Bell G3 for helicopter stream. On completion of these stages successfully on 29 October 1966 they received commission and Wings. This was the largest course in IAF till date with 191 commissioned pilots.
SK Singh (10421) got the presidents Plaque for Best all-round officer of the course. He also got the CAS Medal for the best all-around officer of the Transport Wing and Das Gupta trophy for best in Transport Flying. VK Awasthi (10422) got CAS Medal for Best all-round officer of Jet Wing and JV D'silva (10447) got CAS Medal for Best all-round officer of Helicopter course. SS Grewal (10434) got Majumdar Trophy for best Jet Pilot.
|No Image Available10421 F(P)Flight LieutenantShailendra Kumar SinghDied in Service on 07 Aug 73||10422 F(P)Squadron LeaderVinod Kumar AwasthiDied in Service on 19 Dec 80||No Image Available10423 F(P)Flight LieutenantJitendra Kumar Singh||10424 F(P)Squadron LeaderMadhusudan Sadashiv Sohoni||No Image Available10425 GD(P)Flying OfficerHarjit Singh ChowhanDied in Service on 20 Sep 68|
|10426 F(P)Wing CommanderChandra Prakash Naidu||No Image Available10427 F(P)Wing CommanderKailash Chander Chadda||10428 F(P)Group CaptainRamesh Chandra Sharma||10429 F(P)Group CaptainSarabjit Singh||No Image Available10430 F(P)Wing CommanderSubhas Chander Narula|
|10431 F(P)Wing CommanderArun Kumar Isser||10432 GD(P) (Later ADM)Wing CommanderVelayudhan Gopa Kumar||10433 F(P)Wing CommanderShashikant Anandnath Koppikar||No Image Available10434 F(P)Wing CommanderSukhcharan Singh Grewal||No Image Available10435 F(P)Squadron LeaderPramendra Kumar Banga|
|No Image Available10436 F(P)Wing CommanderVinod Kenneth Edwin||10437 F(P)Group CaptainKamal Kumar Jotwani||10438 F(P)Wing CommanderAmarjit Singh Oberai||No Image Available10439 F(P)Squadron LeaderRaghbir Singh Sandhu||10440 F(P)Air MarshalAjit Bhavnani|
|10441 F(P)Wing CommanderLeslie Raymond Springett||No Image Available10442 F(P)Flying OfficerMohit Lokumal Sadarangani||10443 F(P)Air Vice MarshalAllandur Sulochanan Gurunathan||No Image Available10444 F(P)Wing CommanderKrishnan Sundarajan||No Image Available10445 F(P)Wing CommanderVirender Pal Singh Sidhu|
|No Image Available10446 F(P)Wing CommanderYogesh Sachdev||10447 F(P)Wing CommanderJohn Vincent D'Silva||10448 F(P)Wing CommanderBrij Dev Madhok||No Image Available10449 GD(P)Flight LieutenantHarish Chander Jain||10450 F(P)Wing CommanderMichael Alexander Wilson|
|10451 F(P)Wing CommanderJois Nagaraj||10452 F(P)Wing CommanderGurcharan Singh Madan||No Image Available10453 F(P)Wing CommanderFreddy Kujur||10454 F(P)Wing CommanderThomas MathewsDied in Service on 04 Feb 87||10455 F(P)Wing CommanderSiddappa Puttanna|
|10456 F(P)Flight LieutenantPradip Vinayak ApteDied in Service on 04 Dec 71||No Image Available10457 F(P)Wing CommanderRalph Anthony Rodrigues||No Image Available10458 F(P)Wing CommanderRatnesh Chandra Srivastava||No Image Available10459 F(P)Squadron LeaderKrishnamoorthi Vaidyanathan||10460 F(P)Flight LieutenantAtma Singh GrewalDied in Service on 04 Dec 72|
|No Image Available10461 F(P)Squadron LeaderNand Lal Verma||10462 F(P)Wing CommanderVishwanathan Natarajan||No Image Available10463 F(P)Group CaptainPrabir Kumar Dutta||10464 F(P)Air Vice MarshalRavindra Dattatreya Limaye||No Image Available10465 F(P)Flying OfficerAvinash Shankar Dandekar|
|No Image Available10466 F(P)Wing CommanderPritam Ganguli||No Image Available10467 F(P)Wing CommanderVivek Kumar Gupta||10468 F(P)Flight LieutenantSubramaniamudaliar MuthukumaraswamyDied in Service on 27 Jan 76||10469 F(P)Group CaptainJeffrey Reginald McKerrow||10470 GD(P)Flying OfficerSubhas Chandra Borpatra GohainDied in Service on 25 Feb 71|
|No Image Available10471 F(P)Wing CommanderNadan Mukund Rao||No Image Available10472 GD(P)Flying OfficerJagdish Chander MaedhDied in Service on 14 May 70||No Image Available10473 F(P)Flight LieutenantVenkatachalam DhanushkodiDied in Service on 08 Aug 73||10474 F(P)Squadron LeaderPradeep Kumar Tayal||No Image Available10475 F(P) (Later ADM)Wing CommanderRajendra Kumar Nageshwar Rao Ithape|
|10476 F(P)Wing CommanderNoshir Soli Mistry||10477 F(P)Wing CommanderEdulker Balachand||10478 F(P)Wing CommanderManohar Sharma||No Image Available10479 GD(P)Pilot OfficerCadambe Narasimhachar RanganathanDied in Service on 07 Jun 67||10480 F(P)Wing CommanderAlok Kaushal|
|10481 F(P)Wing CommanderAmarjeet Singh Chawla||10482 F(P)Group CaptainKenneth Charles Tremenheere||10483 F(P)Group CaptainShashi Mohan Puri||No Image Available10484 F(P)Wing CommanderRamaswami Srinivasan||No Image Available10485 F(P)Wing CommanderSushil Kumar Gupta|
|10486 F(P)Wing CommanderKollamparambil Narayanan Unnikrishnan||No Image Available10487 GD(P)Flying OfficerVirender Singh RandhawaDied in Service on 11 May 68||10488 F(P)Flight LieutenantParminder Jit Singh Sidhu||No Image Available10489 F(P)Wing CommanderAnand Sarup Bhardwaj||No Image Available10490 F(P)Wing CommanderJoe Grant Lalmingliana|
|No Image Available10491 F(P)Wing CommanderAbraham Koshy||10492 F(P)Flight LieutenantAshok Avadhutrao Rajshirke||No Image Available10493 F(P)Group CaptainOm Parkash Vashist||No Image Available10494 GD(P)Flying OfficerSimran Singh Shyam KohliDied in Service on 05 May 67||No Image Available10495 F(P)Group CaptainRavindra Singh Malhari|
|10496 F(P)Flight LieutenantHarkant Singh Chonker||10497 F(P)Wing CommanderAnil Kumar Sharma||No Image Available10498 F(P)Wing CommanderPushpinder Singh Manak||No Image Available10499 F(P)Flight LieutenantSwamirathnam Balasubramanian||No Image Available10500 F(P)Wing CommanderHarbir Singh Sidhu|
|No Image Available10501 F(P)Wing CommanderSudhir Bhaskar Nadkarni||No Image Available10502 F(P) (Later ADM)Wing CommanderSurinder Mohan Sharma||10503 F(P)Flight LieutenantJoaquim D'SouzaDied in Service on 17 Dec 71||10504 F(P)Wing CommanderVidyadhar Shankarrao Chati||No Image Available10505 F(P)Wing CommanderPrabh Dial Singh Ahluwalia|
|No Image Available10506 F(P)Wing CommanderManjit Singh Sandhu||No Image Available10507 F(P)Squadron LeaderVaikundanathan Rajarama||10508 F(P)Air Vice MarshalKalathil Payan Sreekanth||10509 F(P)Squadron LeaderRamaswamy Ramachandran||No Image Available10510 F(P)Wing CommanderDesmond Desiderio Fialho|
|No Image Available10511 F(P)Wing CommanderEknath Parsharam Gaikwad||10512 F(P)Wing CommanderAnand Jaivanth Rao||No Image Available10513 F(P)Wing CommanderGanapathy Radha Krishna Murthi||10514 F(P)Wing CommanderGurmohinder Singh Bajwa||No Image Available10515 F(P)Wing CommanderChander Narain Shukla|
|10516 F(P)Group CaptainDonald Lazarus||No Image Available10517 F(P)Squadron LeaderArvind Chopra||10518 F(P)Group CaptainBhupinder Singh Marwa||10519 F(P)Wing CommanderAshok Vishwas Waghmare||10520 F(P)Wing CommanderInder Kumar Bali|
|No Image Available10521 GD(P)Flying OfficerSudesh Pal||No Image Available10522 F(P)Wing CommanderGirish Prabhakar Joshi||10523 F(P)Group CaptainDevinder Kumar Sandhir||10524 F(P)Group CaptainJai Kishen Kaushik||10525 F(P)Air MarshalSharad Yeshwant Savur|
|10526 F(P)Air CommodoreMahinder Dev Khanna||No Image Available10527 F(P)Wing CommanderSurinder Kumar Midha||10528 GD(P)Squadron LeaderRajeshwar Prasad||10529 F(P)Wing CommanderDeverla Nagabushanam Ganan Prakash Rao||No Image Available10530 F(P)Wing CommanderJitendra Sharma|
|10531 F(P)Wing CommanderSatwant Singh Ahluwalia||No Image Available10532 F(P)Wing CommanderAlagalore Venkataraman Kumar||No Image Available10533 F(P)Wing CommanderKhaire Gurung||No Image Available10534 GD(P)Flying OfficerGurdip KapoorDied in Service on 18 Apr 70||10535 F(P) (Later ADM)Squadron LeaderVijay Noel James|
|No Image Available10536 F(P)Wing CommanderSudesh Chader Sahni||No Image Available10537 F(P)Wing CommanderSankara Pillai Kaliyal Janardanan Nair||No Image Available10538 F(P)Flight LieutenantMohan Gopal Varkhedkar||10539 F(P)Wing CommanderSunith Francis Soares||10540 F(P)Wing CommanderRanjeet Shankarrao Powar|
|10541 F(P)Group CaptainAnil Sadashiv Patwardhan||10542 F(P)Wing CommanderNaveen Chandra Trigunayat||No Image Available10543 F(P) (Later ADM)Wing CommanderSubhas Vyankatrao Lagad||10544 F(P)Wing CommanderSurender Kumar Chopra||No Image Available10545 F(P)Wing CommanderKamal Bahadur Shahi|
|10546 F(P)Flight LieutenantDeshpal SinghDied in Service on 11 Oct 76||No Image Available10547 F(P)Wing CommanderHarbans Singh Bhullar||No Image Available10548 F(P)Wing CommanderKrishan Avtar Puri||10549 F(P)Wing CommanderDipak Kumar Bhattacharya||No Image Available10550 F(P)Wing CommanderAshok Hanmantrao Patil|
|No Image Available10551 F(P)Wing CommanderRavinder Mohan Kapur||No Image Available10552 F(P)Squadron LeaderChaitan Ramanand Kodigal||10553 F(P)Wing CommanderPottery Cheruvary Sidharth||10554 F(P)Wing CommanderNeil Kamalkar Bhuleshkar||10555 F(P)Wing CommanderSukhdev Singh Tiwana|
|No Image Available10556 GD(P)Flying OfficerManjeet Singh Bhatia||No Image Available10557 F(P)Wing CommanderRonald Dunne||No Image Available10558 F(P) (Later ADM)Squadron LeaderRam Krishna Vyas||No Image Available10559 GD(P)Flying OfficerSudheer Trimbakrao PawarDied in Service on 24 Oct 70||10560 F(P)Wing CommanderAkoijam Debendra Singh|
|No Image Available10561 F(P)Wing CommanderChekuri Mohan RaoDied in Service on 26 Feb 89||10562 F(P)Wing CommanderYoginder Paul Kapur||No Image Available10563 F(P) (Later ADM)Wing CommanderPeethambararao Kavindranath Pawar||No Image Available10564 F(P)Wing CommanderShiv Kumar Sharma||No Image Available10565 F(P)Wing CommanderSiddeshwar Malleshappa Bellary|
|No Image Available10566 F(P)Wing CommanderDhanwant Singh Mangat||10567 F(P)Wing CommanderVirender Soni||No Image Available10568 F(P)Group CaptainKochukrishna Pillai Madhavan Nair||No Image Available10569 F(P)Wing CommanderNarinder Jit Singh Butalia||10570 F(P)Group CaptainAnil Govindrao Bendre|
|No Image Available10571 GD(P)Flight LieutenantBrindra Duggal||No Image Available10572 F(P)Wing CommanderKirti Kumar Chopra||No Image Available10573 F(P)Wing CommanderAmarbir Singh Jandu||10574 F(P)Squadron LeaderNoel Thomas Lobo||10575 F(P)Flying OfficerKotteiezath Puthiyavettil MuralidharanDied in Service on 04 Dec 71|
|10576 F(P)Flying OfficerKishan Lakhimal MalkaniDied in Service on 05 Dec 71||No Image Available10577 GD(P)Flight LieutenantMinoo Burjorji BillimoriaDied in Service on||No Image Available10578 F(P)Wing CommanderOrel Mark Pais||10579 F(P)Squadron LeaderDinesh Prabhakar Gadkari||10580 F(P)Wing CommanderKiran Kumar Vohra|
|10581 F(P) (Later ADM)Squadron LeaderDarwin Vincent Pepper||10582 F(P)Wing CommanderSudhir Christopher Chatterjee||No Image Available10583 F(P)Flight LieutenantGurcharan Singh Sohal||No Image Available10584 F(P)Wing CommanderVijay Bholanath Hoon||10585 F(P)Flight LieutenantDharam Vir Seemar|
|No Image Available10586 F(P)Squadron LeaderGeorge Judah||10587 F(P)Wing CommanderSudershan Kumar Goel||No Image Available10588 F(P)Squadron LeaderRanbir Singh||No Image Available10589 F(P)Flying OfficerDinshaw Feroze NanavatiDied in Service on 01 Sep 71||10590 F(P)Wing CommanderPerminder Singh Pannu|
|No Image Available10591 F(P)Squadron LeaderVikram Dinesh||10592 F(P)Flight LieutenantWinston Errol Evans||10593 F(P)Wing CommanderThakur Ramanuj Singh||10594 F(P)Wing CommanderShashishekhar Shantesh Patil||10595 F(P)Flight LieutenantRamesh Kaul|
|10596 F(P)Wing CommanderKumar Kanti Som||No Image Available10597 F(P) (Later ADM)Wing CommanderKuppusamy Sundararajan||No Image Available10598 F(P) (Later ADM)Wing CommanderPrithpal Singh Kher||10599 F(P)Wing CommanderDilip Mukherjee||No Image Available10600 F(P)Wing CommanderHar Kanwal Singh Bakshi|
|10601 F(P)Group CaptainRajinder Pal Singh||No Image Available10602 F(P)Squadron LeaderMan Mohan VarmaDied in Service on 23 Aug 80||10603 F(P)Wing CommanderMadhavakrishna Karan Naidu||No Image Available10604 F(P)Wing CommanderBalchandra Chengapa Karambaya||No Image Available10605 F(P)Wing CommanderAdi Shankar Panda|
|No Image Available10606 F(P)Wing CommanderDipak Kumar Ghosh Roy||No Image Available10607 F(P)Wing CommanderRamesh Kumar Pathak||No Image Available10608 GD(P)Flying OfficerGurharnarinder Singh Roddey||No Image Available10609 GD(P)Flying OfficerGauri Shankar SinghDied in Service on 09 Dec 67||No Image Available10610 F(P) (Later LGS)Wing CommanderDevendra Kumar Mathur|
|10611 F(P)Wing CommanderTerence Chowfin|