No.23 Squadron Panthers

Motto : Amritham Abhayam (Immortal and Fearless)
Date Raised : 1956-10-01

Aircraft Types operated over the years:

Commanding Officers


01 Oct 56 - 20 Aug 57
Squadron Leader
Kanwar Singh
2781 F(P)
CO
Pune

21 Aug 57 - 30 Sep 57
Squadron Leader
Lakshman Madhav Katre
3117 F(P)
CO
Pune

01 Oct 57 - 14 Apr 59
Squadron Leader
Cecil Hugh Lawrence Digby
2988 GD(P)
CO
Pune

15 Apr 59 - 31 Oct 61
Squadron Leader
Subramaniam Raghavendran
3840 F(P)
CO
Pune/ Palam/ Ambala

14 Oct 61 - 02 Oct 62
Squadron Leader
Malcolm Shirley Dundas Wollen
3641 F(P)
CO
Ambala

03 Oct 62 - 01 Jul 65
Wing Commander
Bhopindra Singh
3025 GD(P)
CO
Ambala

08 Jul 65 - 14 Jan 68
Wing Commander
Subramaniam Raghavendran
3840 F(P)
CO
Ambala/Pathankot

15 Jan 68 - 23 Dec 68
Wing Commander
Partha Kumar Dey
4404 F(P)
CO
Pathankot

24 Dec 68 - 29 Nov 70
Wing Commander
Rajeshwar Singh
3868 F(P)
CO
Pathankot

30 Nov 70 - 24 Sep 71
Wing Commander
Amar Jit Singh Sandhu
4705 F(P)
CO
Pathankot

06 Oct 71 - 03 Mar 74
Wing Commander
Sukh Dev Mohan
4789 F(P)
CO
Pathankot

04 Mar 74 - 13 Dec 76
Wing Commander
Satwant Singh
5010 F(P)
CO
Pathankot

14 Dec 76 - 07 Jul 77
Wing Commander
Bidyut Mukhuty
5196 F(P)
CO
Pathankot

08 Jul 77 - 30 Jun 79
Wing Commander
Anil Yeshwant Tipnis
5859 F(P)
CO
Halwara

01 Jul 79 - 06 Jul 81
Wing Commander
Sanjeeva Sahay
6139 F(P)
CO
Halwara

07 Jul 81 - 03 Jul 83
Wing Commander
Jayendra Sukrut Raj
8423 F(P)
CO
Halwara/ Suratgarh

04 Jul 83 - 07 Jul 85
Wing Commander
Surinder Kumar Mitroo
7688 F(P)
CO
Suratgarh

08 Jul 85 - 20 Sep 87
Wing Commander
Gurdeep Singh
8695 F(P)
CO
Suratgarh

21 Sep 87 - 10 Sep 89
Wing Commander
Anil Sinha
11297 F(P)
CO
Suratgarh

11 Sep 89 - 28 Oct 91
Wing Commander
Vivek Kumar Chopra
12752 F(P)
CO
Suratgarh

29 Oct 91 - 27 Jun 93
Wing Commander
Randhir Pratap
13146 F(P)
CO
Suratgarh

28 Jun 93 - 04 Jun 95
Wing Commander
Arona Kumar Rao
13384 F(P)
CO
Suratgarh

05 Jun 95 - 30 Mar 97
Wing Commander
Mathappan Jose
14278 F(P)
CO
Suratgarh

31 Mar 97 - 20 Sep 98
Wing Commander
Aniruddh Prabhakar Kaduskar
15189 F(P)
CO
Suratgarh

21 Sep 98 - 03 Dec 00
Wing Commander
Chandrashekharan Hari Kumar
15881 F(P)
CO
Suratgarh

04 Dec 00 - 24 Nov 02
Wing Commander
S Rajasekhar
16777 F(P)
CO
Suratgarh

25 Nov 02 - 18 Jul 04
Wing Commander
Richard John Duckworth
17136 F(P)
CO
Suratgarh

19 Jul 04 - 10 Aug 06
Wing Commander
Anurag Joshi
18280 F(P)
CO
Suratgarh

11 Aug 06 - 16 Aug 08
Wing Commander
K V Surendran Nair
19528 F(P)
CO
Suratgarh

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