39 Wing


Date Raised : 1985-04-01 Location : Udhampur
The base is sited approximately 5 Km East of Udhampur town spread over 713 acres. A complete hill was blown up to pave the way for its 9000 ft runway, which was taken over on 01 Oct 1975. Even now, the northern end of the runway is guarded by a sentinel in the form of a hill, which permits the landings and take-offs for aircraft only n one direction. It was originally 9 FBSU that was raised on 1 April 1976. It was redisgnated as 39 Wing on 1 April 1985. Lodger units are 153 HU, 132 FAC Flt, 901 SU, 711 SU, NACC and 603 Garud Flt.
Unit previously existed as 9 FBSU

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
01 Apr 85 to 13 Oct 85Group Captain Subir Dey5309 F(P)Stn CdrUdhampur
14 Oct 85 to 01 Oct 87Group Captain Syed Shahid Hussain Naqvi7193 F(P)Stn CdrUdhampur
01 Oct 87 to 01 Jul 88Group Captain Vinod Kumar Malhotra7395 F(P)Stn CdrUdhampur
01 Jul 88 to 02 Sep 90Group Captain Krishan Kumar Sangar7017 F(P)Stn CdrUdhampur
01 Jul 91 to 07 Feb 94Group Captain Jai Kishen Kaushik10524 F(P)Stn CdrUdhampur
07 Feb 94 to 07 Jan 96Group Captain Ronald Banerjee11398 F(P)Stn CdrUdhampur
08 Jan 96 to 14 Feb 97Group Captain Yadupati Saran Das13613 F(P)Stn CdrUdhampur
15 Feb 97 to 25 Jun 99Group Captain Ghanshyam Singh13588 F(P)Stn CdrUdhampur
26 Jun 99 to 02 Apr 00Group Captain Kunwar Jaisingh Singh13799 F(P)Stn CdrUdhampur
03 Apr 00 to 30 Apr 01Group Captain Ajit Singh Siwaich13812 F(P)Stn CdrUdhampur
21 Dec 01 to 20 Nov 03Group Captain Ashvani Kumar Sachdev13908 F(P)Stn CdrUdhampur
20 Nov 03 to 19 Sep 04Group Captain Rakesh Kumar Negi15869 F(P)Stn CdrUdhampur
20 Sep 04 to 02 Jul 06Group Captain Manavendra Singh16983 F(P)Stn CdrUdhampur
10 Jul 06 to 04 Nov 07Group Captain Guttikonda Amara Prasad Babu17714 F(P)Stn CdrUdhampur
06 Nov 07 to 21 Jun 09Group Captain Nicodemus Manohar Samuel17449 F(P)Stn CdrUdhampur

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