22 Wing


Date Raised : 1989-12-01 Location : Kumbhigram
Kumbhirgram is the serving airfield for Silchar town in the state of Assam, India built by the British in 1944, it is home to an IAF Wing and also hosts the civil airport. The base was home to 7 Sqn during WWII and used for interdiction against Japan. The airport is situated on the foothills of the Barail range. DGCA took charge of the base in 1954 and The IAF established its presence in March 1966, when No. 403 Air Force Station was formed at Kumbhirgram. It was a major helicopter base in the north east, and was home to various Mi-4 units. The major resident unit happened to be No.110 HU. In 1989, 403 Air Force Station was upgraded to 22 Wing, AF.
Unit previously existed as 403 AFS Kumbhigram

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
17 Oct 89 to 26 Aug 92Group Captain Mohinder Kumar Saini9779 F(P)Stn CdrKumbhigram
27 Oct 92 to 30 Nov 94Group Captain Pradeep Kumar12029 F(P)Stn CdrKumbhigram
01 Dec 94 to 01 Dec 96Group Captain Rodney Ian Peters11452 F(P)Stn CdrKumbhigram
02 Dec 96 to 16 Sep 98Group Captain Suman Sharma13775 F(P)Stn CdrKumbhigram
17 Sep 98 to 04 Mar 01Group Captain Roderick Osbern Joseph Assey14108 F(P)Stn CdrKumbhigram
05 Mar 01 to 29 May 03Group Captain Dilip Dinkar Mandpe13937 F(P)Stn CdrKumbhigram
30 May 03 to 22 Aug 04Group Captain Sher Singh15718 F(P)Stn CdrKumbhigram
23 Aug 04 to 16 Feb 07Group Captain Alok Kumar16988 F(P)Stn CdrKumbhigram
26 Feb 07 to 01 Jun 09Group Captain Tripath Pal Singh Dhillon16215 F(P)Stn CdrKumbhigram
08 Jun 09 to 15 Aug 11Group Captain Tonda Sree Venkatesh16796 F(P)Stn CdrKumbhigram

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