AFS Kumbhigram


Date Raised : 1966-03-03 Disbanded : 1989-12-01 Location : Kumbhigram
Kumbhirgram is the serving airfield for Silchar town in the state of Assam, India built by the British in 1944, it is home to an IAF Wing and also hosts the civil airport. The base was home to 7 Sqn during WWII and used for interdiction against Japan. The airport is situated on the foothills of the Barail range. DGCA took charge of the base in 1954 and The IAF established its presence in March 1966, when No. 403 Air Force Station was formed at Kumbhirgram. It was a major helicopter base in the north east, and was home to various Mi-4 units. The major resident unit happened to be No.110 HU. In 1989, 403 Air Force Station was upgraded to 22 Wing, AF.

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
03 Mar 66 to 26 Sep 67Group Captain Nauroze Kaikaushru Lalkaka3083 F(P)Stn CdrKumbhigram
27 Sep 67 to 21 Dec 69Group Captain Evans Lionel Birch3487 F(P)Stn CdrKumbhigram
22 Dec 69 to 30 Jul 72Group Captain Jagdish Prasad Latta3330 F(P)Stn CdrKumbhigram
31 Jul 72 to 28 Feb 73Group Captain Somendra Kumar Roy4032 F(P)Stn CdrKumbhigram
01 Mar 73 to 22 Jul 75Group Captain Sandip Sen4356 F(P)Stn CdrKumbhigram
23 Jul 75 to 18 Mar 76Wing Commander Melatur Srinivasa Muthuswami4714 F(P)Stn CdrKumbhigram
19 Mar 76 to 17 Aug 77Wing Commander Bal Raj Malick4671 F(P)Stn CdrKumbhigram
18 Aug 77 to 13 Jan 80Wing Commander Jogendra Chandra Hazarika5869 F(P)Stn CdrKumbhigram
14 Jan 80 to 01 Sep 80Wing Commander Arun Kumar Das7020 F(P)Stn CdrKumbhigram
02 Sep 80 to 29 Oct 81Group Captain Rakesh Tandon5391 F(P)Stn CdrKumbhigram
30 Oct 81 to 25 Dec 83Group Captain Bhagat Singh Bakhshi4597 F(P)Stn CdrKumbhigram
26 Dec 83 to 25 Dec 84Group Captain Sowarnjit Singh Dhillon5186 F(P)Stn CdrKumbhigram
26 Dec 84 to 21 Dec 86Group Captain Krishan Kumar Sangar7017 F(P)Stn CdrKumbhigram
22 Dec 86 to 31 May 89Group Captain Dilsher Singh Gill9126 F(P)Stn CdrKumbhigram
01 Jun 89 to 16 Oct 89Group Captain Mohinder Kumar Saini9779 F(P)Stn CdrKumbhigram
Unit continued existence as 22 Wing

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