26 Wing


Date Raised : 1968-05-01 Location : Thane
26 Wing was raised at Thane in May 1968 as a Surface to Air Missile Establishment tasked with protecting Bombay and environs. It operated with 2 Combat and one tech SAGW sqns. The Wing is spread across three pcokets namely main base at Thane , AF Sheva and Karave

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
19 Sep 81 to 31 Jan 83Group Captain S N SrinivasanStn CdrThane
01 Sep 83 to 17 Aug 85Group Captain Sharadchandra Naresh Deshpande5452 F(N)Stn CdrThane
14 Oct 85 to 25 Nov 87Group Captain Nitin Gajanan Junnarkar7477 F(N)Stn CdrThane
26 Nov 87 to 30 Nov 88Group Captain Harbans Perminder Singh7485 F(N)Stn CdrThane
09 Dec 88 to 26 Apr 92Group Captain Satish Kapoor6774 F(P)Stn CdrThane
24 Jul 92 to 31 Dec 92Group Captain Raghbir Singh10243 F(N)Stn CdrThane
11 Jan 93 to 02 May 96Group Captain Ashok Gajanan Chitre10959 F(N)Stn CdrThane
03 May 96 to 12 Jan 98Group Captain Ram Mohan Shridharan12033 F(P)Stn CdrThane
30 Mar 98 to 10 Jun 01Group Captain Raj Singh Kataria13946 F(P)Stn CdrThane
16 Aug 01 to 14 Oct 03Group Captain Vinod Kumar Sood13781 F(P)Stn CdrThane
15 Oct 03 to 10 Oct 06Group Captain Pandurang Narayana Pradhan16403 F(P)Stn CdrThane
11 Oct 06 to 11 Oct 08Group Captain Virendra Kumar Khorana16221 F(P)Stn CdrThane
24 Nov 08 to 24 Sep 10Group Captain Lalan Kumar18596 F(P)Stn CdrThane
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