AFS Suryalanka


Date Raised : 1967-09-01 Location : Suryalanka
Suryalanka means the "island of the Surya" and was formed as IAF's Missile firing range. It was initially formed as a C&MU and became a station in July 1969 which housed the 259 SU with a P-30 Radar. The role was enhanced to provide facilities for firing GW for Army and Air Force. In Dec 1975 the first station commander took over on being made a permanent establishment. While earlier under the command of CAC, it moved to SAC when SAC was formed in 1984.

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
01 Dec 75 to 30 Jan 77Wing Commander Rip Daman Singh Bhandari4569 F(N)Stn CdrSuryalanka
31 Jan 77 to 07 Oct 79Wing Commander Shiv Nath Rathour5580 F(N)Stn CdrSuryalanka
08 Oct 79 to 30 Jun 82Wing Commander Jagbir Singh Rai6507 F(P)Stn CdrSuryalanka
14 Jul 82 to 13 Oct 85Wing Commander Daljit Singh Chaudhry8115 F(N)Stn CdrSuryalanka
14 Oct 85 to 05 Nov 87Group Captain Harbans Perminder Singh7485 F(N)Stn CdrSuryalanka
23 Nov 87 to 31 May 88Group Captain Charanjit Singh Sandhu5591 F(P)Stn CdrSuryalanka
03 Oct 88 to 28 Apr 91Group Captain Henery Osborne Robey10166 F(P)Stn CdrSuryalanka
29 Apr 91 to 17 Jul 94Group Captain Sushil Kumar Sangar7680 F(P)Stn CdrSuryalanka
18 Jul 94 to 21 Sep 97Group Captain Vipin Channa10960 F(P)Stn CdrSuryalanka
22 Sep 97 to 23 Jun 00Group Captain Ramesh Malhotra13590 F(P)Stn CdrSuryalanka
17 Jul 00 to 30 Apr 02Group Captain Ajay Kumar Bugnait14673 F(P)Stn CdrSuryalanka
08 Jul 02 to 25 Apr 04Group Captain Meetak Kumar Behl16216 F(P)Stn CdrSuryalanka
26 Apr 04 to 09 Jul 06Group Captain Ravinder Singh Gill15059 F(P)Stn CdrSuryalanka
10 Jul 06 to 30 Jun 09Group Captain Rajesh Kumar16770 F(P)Stn CdrSuryalanka
11 Jul 12 to 08 Jun 14Group Captain Ram Kumar Ithikkat19915 F(P)Stn CdrSuryalanka

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