42 Wing

Date Raised : 1984-12-10 Location : Mohanbari
On 30th April 1963 when the Naga insurgency was on the rise, Air Force Station Mohanbari played a crucial to quash the rebellion. The detachment of 43 Sqn equipped with Dakotas also operated from this base till 1980. This Base became as a full fledged Air Force Station on Oct 1984, 42 Wing.
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Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
12 Dec 84 to 12 Dec 86Group Captain Virendra Kumar Dhir6862 GD(P)Stn CdrMohanbari
02 Feb 87 to 18 Jun 88Group Captain Krishnaswamy Shridharan7019 GD(P)Stn CdrMohanbari
03 Jan 88 to 02 May 91Group Captain Ravindra Vikram Singh9524 GD(P)Stn CdrMohanbari
03 May 91 to 06 Jun 93Group Captain Vijay Kumar Narayan Sapre11285 GD(P)Stn CdrMohanbari
07 Jun 93 to 25 Oct 96Group Captain Suresh Lal11322 GD(P)Stn CdrMohanbari
26 Oct 96 to 09 May 97Group Captain Sudhir Sah11648 GD(P)Stn CdrMohanbari
10 May 97 to 12 Sep 99Group Captain Narendra Kumar Upadhyay12779 GD(P)Stn CdrMohanbari
13 Sep 99 to 18 Dec 01Group Captain Harjinder Pal Singh Natt14281 F(P)Stn CdrMohanbari
19 Dec 01 to 30 Jan 04Group Captain Ravi Krishan13807 F(P)Stn CdrMohanbari
30 Jan 04 to 04 Sep 05Group Captain Jacob James16233 F(P)Stn CdrMohanbari
28 Sep 05 to 14 Jun 07Group Captain Daljeet Singh Ahluwalia16571 F(P)Stn CdrMohanbari
25 Jun 07 to 07 Apr 09Group Captain Rajan Kapur16054 F(P)Stn CdrMohanbari
18 Apr 09 to 16 Aug 11Group Captain Sanjay Anand Kunte18073 F(P)Stn CdrMohanbari
17 Aug 11 to 03 Jun 13Group Captain Manu Chaudhary19896 F(P)Stn CdrMohanbari
13 Jun 16 to 30 Sep 17Group Captain Samir Jayasinha Pendse20495 F(P)Stn CdrMohanbari

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