253 Signal Unit


Date Raised : 1966-01-01 Location : Barrackpore
20 SU was one of the oldest SOC in IAF and was setup in early 1950s in Barrackpore. In 1966 it was renamed as 253 SU. By the 1980s, 253 SU had upgraded to P-40 Radar and was functioning as an ADDC. In 1991, the unit moved to Chandinagar, Jorhat in 1998 and was number plated in 2002. The unit was resurrected on 1 March 2014 at Belgavi.
Unit previously existed as 20 SU

Commanding Officers


Unknown - 04 Sep 67
Wing Commander
Krishna Chandra Mukherjee
3334 GD(P)
CO
Barrackpore

Unknown -
Squadron Leader
Farokh Jehangir Mehta
4906 F(P)
CO
Barrackpore

29 Jun 81 - 04 Jan 83
Wing Commander
Ghanshyam Singh Thapa
6003 F(N)
CO
Barrackpore

Unknown -
Wing Commander
Bhupinder Lakhanpal
11425 F(P)
CO
Barrackpore

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