33 Signal Unit Scanners


Date Raised : 1975-01-07 Location : Jodhpur
Post independence the country was divided into four ad sectors namely Kalaikunda, Dwarka, Jodhpur and Ambala. the radars deployed at these four places were tipsi-15 and 17 radars. Post 1962 india acquired Russian radar by the name of p-30. 254 SU equipped with one of these radar was again positioned at jodhpur. The Units was in fact the first of the series of static high powered radar stations quipped with THD 1995 radar. The Units was declared operational as an air defence direction center (ADDC) for rajasthan sector wef 17apr 76. 33 SU acquired it is logo of the nocturnal mammal “the bat” in July 1978 and was also given it is present name "scanner" in the same year. In order to preserve the history of station a museum also formed in 2001. the museum preserves the models of two site locations of 33 SU. Besides several shields, trophies are also on display., cups of sentimental value for the station, photographs of historical significance are also on display.

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
Unknown to 31 Oct 98Group Captain Sadhashivan Radhakrishnan12408 F(P)Stn CdrJodhpur
01 Nov 98 to 31 Jul 00Group Captain Jasvinder Chauhan14079 F(P)Stn CdrJodhpur
01 Aug 00 to Group Captain Jinendra Kumbhat14558 F(P)Stn CdrJodhpur
Unknown to Group Captain Harjit Singh Arora16557 F(P)Stn CdrJodhpur
Unknown to 27 Apr 11Group Captain Dinesh Kumar Awasthi18079 F(P)Stn CdrJodhpur

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