1 Air Defence Control Centre


Date Raised : 1966-10-15 Location : Delhi
ADCC is a premier Air Defence Units of HQ WAC which came into being on 26 Dec 62 at Ambala as No 1 Air Defence Area with Air Cmde JC Verma DFC, being its founder commander. During its infancy, the ADA had five sector operation centres employing one type 21, one type 15 and three ANTPSIE radars. Subsequent to the Chinese debacle, the air defence of the country was given a big boost with the help of US aid in the form of Star Sapphire radars. Consequently No 1 ADA was redesignated on 15 Oct 66 as No 1 Air Defence Control Centre. The Units was made responsible for the air defence of the entire area of responsibility of WAC. Over the years, ADCC moved from Ambala to Delhi to be co-located with HQ, WAC. The position of AOC, ADCC is also known as AD Cdr
Unit previously existed as 1 ADA

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
Unknown to Air Vice Marshal Suneet Shripad Soman14681 F(P)AOCDelhi
Unknown to 30 Nov 09Air Vice Marshal Madhusudhan Banerjee13400 F(P)AOCDelhi
Unknown to Air Vice Marshal Ajit Vishwanath Vaidya11848 F(P)AOCDelhi
Unknown to 17 Aug 98Air Vice Marshal Manpreet Singh Brar8715 F(P)AOCDelhi
Unknown to Air Vice Marshal Man Mohan Singh Vasudeva6128 F(P)AOCDelhi
Unknown to 31 Dec 95Air Vice Marshal Vinod Patney6125 F(P)AOCDelhi
Unknown to Air Vice Marshal Tushar Sen6006 F(P)AOCDelhi
Unknown to Air Vice Marshal Sindhaghatta Subbaramu5371 F(P)AOCDelhi
Unknown to Air Vice Marshal Satish Kumar Sareen5370 F(P)AOCDelhi
Unknown to Air Vice Marshal Ramesh Shridhar Hardas5308 F(P)AOCDelhi
Unknown to Air Vice Marshal Palamadai Muthuswamy Ramachandran4973 F(P)AOCDelhi
Unknown to 31 Jul 19Air Vice Marshal Mohan Kumar Rao17343 F(P)AOCDelhi
Unknown to Air Vice Marshal Harjit Singh Arora16557 F(P)AOCDelhi
Unknown to Air Vice Marshal Raghunath Nambiar16378 F(P)AOCDelhi
Unknown to Air Vice Marshal Devendra Singh Rawat16242 F(P)AOCDelhi
01 Sep 66 to 23 Nov 67Air Commodore Charandas Gurudas Devashar1867 F(P)AOCAmbala
29 Nov 67 to 09 Jan 69Air Commodore George Kanishtkumar John2132 F(P)AOCAmbala
10 Jan 69 to 14 Aug 70Air Commodore Madhav Bhawrao Naik1874 F(P)AOCAmbala
15 Aug 70 to 09 Mar 71Group Captain Subhas Ranjan Bose3152 F(P)AOCAmbala
10 Mar 71 to 06 Jan 74Air Commodore Surinder Singh3009 F(P)AOCAmbala
07 Jan 74 to 25 Jul 76Air Commodore Kottavathukal Thomas Abraham3600 F(P)AOCAmbala
26 Jul 76 to 26 Dec 79Air Commodore Vishwanatha Krishnamurthy4022 F(P)AOCAmbala
23 Dec 79 to 23 Aug 82Air Commodore Om Prakash Mishra4586 F(P)AOCAmbala
23 Aug 82 to 29 May 83Air Vice Marshal Karan Yadav4200 F(P)AOCAmbala
10 Aug 83 to 07 Jan 85Air Vice Marshal Partha Kumar Dey4404 F(P)AOCDelhi
14 Jan 85 to 07 Oct 85Air Commodore Satish Kumar Sareen5370 F(P)AOCDelhi
07 Oct 85 to 25 Aug 86Air Commodore Ramesh Shridhar Hardas5308 F(P)AOCDelhi
28 Aug 86 to 31 Jan 87Air Commodore Eric Lionel Allen4582 F(P)AOCDelhi
01 Feb 87 to Air Vice Marshal Eric Lionel Allen4582 F(P)AOCDelhi
01 May 88 to 28 Feb 90Air Vice Marshal Trilochan Singh5043 F(P)AOCDelhi
01 Jan 96 to 01 Jul 97Air Vice Marshal Milind Shankar6130 F(P)AOCDelhi
17 Aug 98 to Air Vice Marshal Tej Mohan Asthana7672 F(P)AOCDelhi
01 Sep 00 to 31 Aug 02Air Vice Marshal Babu Ajit Kumar Shetty10110 F(P)AOCDelhi
01 Aug 19 to Air Vice Marshal Shiv Ratan Singh18083 F(P)AOCDelhi
01 Jan 22 to Air Vice Marshal Inderpal Singh Walia19518 F(P)AOCDelhi

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