No.31 Squadron Lions

Motto : Shatru Chhidrey Prahret (A Kill with every blow)
Date Raised : 1963-09-01 Location : Jodhpur
Formed in Pathankot on September 1, 1963, No 31 squadron was equipped with French Mystere aircraft which it flew till 1973. The squadron then flew indigenous Marut aircraft till 1983 followed by Mig-23 till 2003 after which it was numberplated. It was in dormant stage till January 2009 when it was resurrected at Lohegaon IAF station. it mover to Jodhpur in 2011

Aircraft Types operated over the years:

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
01 Sep 63 to 19 May 66Wing Commander William Macdonald Goodman3571 GD(P)COPathankot
20 May 66 to 04 Jan 68Wing Commander Terence Joseph Desa3863 GD(P)COPathankot
14 Jan 68 to 22 Dec 69Wing Commander Satnam Shah4479 GD(P)COPathankot
12 Jan 70 to 03 Dec 73Wing Commander Murari Lal Trehon4577 GD(P)COPathankot/ Hindon
03 Dec 73 to 10 Nov 75Wing Commander Bharat Balkrishna Bhadkamkar4980 F(P)COHindon/ Jodhpur
10 Nov 75 to 12 Nov 77Wing Commander Rajeshwar Kumar Bhalla5191 GD(P)COJodhpur
12 Nov 77 to 12 Sep 80Wing Commander Suresh Kumar Sonpar6126 GD(P)COJodhpur
15 Sep 80 to 01 Mar 83Wing Commander Dinkar Shantaram Jatar6521 GD(P)COJodhpur
24 Mar 83 to 11 Jun 84Wing Commander Melvinder Singh Grewal7728 GD(P)COHalwara
26 Nov 84 to 07 Jul 86Wing Commander Mohinder Kumar Arora10093 GD(P)COHalwara
07 Jul 86 to 20 Jun 88Wing Commander Charanjit Singh Gill11645 GD(P)COHalwara
10 Jun 88 to 13 Aug 90Wing Commander Saravjit Singh Hothi12215 GD(P)COHalwara
13 Aug 90 to 19 Sep 91Wing Commander Sanjoy Bose12757 GD(P)COHalwara
01 Oct 91 to 01 Sep 93Wing Commander Mohinder Pal Singh Gill13604 F(P)COHalwara
27 Sep 93 to 12 Jun 95Wing Commander Raj Kumar Beniwal13789 F(P)COHalwara
12 Jun 95 to 10 Apr 97Wing Commander Paramjit Singh Gill14097 F(P)COHalwara
10 Apr 97 to 20 Sep 99Wing Commander Pradeep Mallappa Katti15005 F(P)COHalwara
20 Sep 99 to 09 Oct 01Wing Commander Joseph Mathew16384 F(P)COHalwara
09 Oct 01 to 30 Sep 03Wing Commander Gedela Raveendranath16985 F(P)COHalwara
01 Jan 09 to 20 Jun 11Wing Commander Ashutosh Srivastav21250 F(P)COPune

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