No.32 Squadron Thunderbirds

Motto : Mahavegashya Dhundvrataha ( Fast in speed, Fast in determination)
Date Raised : 1963-10-15 Location : Jodhpur

Aircraft Types operated over the years:

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
15 Oct 63 to 18 Oct 65Wing Commander Emanuel Raymond Fernandes3577 F(P)COAdampur
19 Oct 65 to 14 Jul 67Wing Commander Rajkumar Jayvant Singh3886 GD(P)COAdampur
15 Jul 67 to 03 Nov 67Wing Commander Ravinder Lal Badhwar4341 F(P)COAmbala
04 Nov 67 to 20 Dec 67Wing Commander Partha Kumar Dey4404 F(P)COAmbala
21 Dec 67 to 28 Sep 70Wing Commander Jagdish Chandra Sabherwal4443 F(P)COAmbala
29 Sep 70 to 06 May 73Wing Commander Harcharan Singh Manget4666 F(P)COAmbala
07 May 73 to 13 Apr 75Wing Commander Ram Krishna Batra4715 F(P)COHindon
14 Apr 75 to 19 Jun 77Wing Commander Ranbir Singh Rana5106 F(P)COHindon
01 Jun 77 to 01 Jun 79Wing Commander Vinod Patney6125 F(P)COHindon
12 Jun 79 to 01 Mar 81Wing Commander Subir Dey5309 F(P)COHindon
02 Mar 81 to 29 Dec 82Wing Commander Amariit Singh Sandhu7703 F(P)COHindon
30 Dec 82 to 30 Dec 84Wing Commander Arun Vasant Sathaye9039 F(P)COHindon/ Jodhpur
31 Dec 84 to 27 Jul 86Wing Commander Surendra Singh Tyagi9467 F(P)COJodhpur
28 Jul 86 to 10 Apr 88Wing Commander Pramod Kumar Mehra11581 F(P)COJodhpur
11 Apr 88 to 04 Jun 89Wing Commander Adhip Banerjee11592 F(P)COJodhpur
05 Jun 89 to 02 Jun 91Wing Commander Seby George12527 F(P)COJodhpur
03 Jun 91 to 15 Apr 93Wing Commander Prakash Govind Malvi12763 F(P)COJodhpur
20 Apr 93 to 26 Mar 95Wing Commander Amul Kapoor13378 F(P)COJodhpur
27 Mar 95 to 30 Mar 97Wing Commander Kamal Kant Dwivedi14105 F(P)COJodhpur
31 Mar 97 to 25 Apr 99Wing Commander Kuldeep Malik15181 F(P)COJodhpur
26 Apr 99 to 01 Jul 01Wing Commander Murugan Maniam16207 F(P)COJodhpur
02 Jul 01 to 11 Aug 02Wing Commander Rajiv Jain16787 F(P)COJodhpur
12 Aug 02 to 01 Aug 04Wing Commander Shiv Ratan Singh18083 F(P)COJodhpur
02 Aug 04 to 04 Jun 06Wing Commander Balakrishnan Saju18300 F(P)COJodhpur
05 Jun 06 to 31 Mar 08Wing Commander Palaparthy Venkat Shivanand19901 F(P)COJodhpur

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