47 Wing


Date Raised : 1990-03-12 Location : Thanjavur
The airbase was first constructed in 1940 by the Royal Air Force. During the period 1942-45, 36 Sqn, 353 Sqn and 60 Sqn of RAF operated from this airfield with Hudson, Wellington 1C, Hurricane and Thunderbolt aircraft. After independence, the airfield was handed over to the Airports Authority of India and Vayudoot operations were undertaken from this base. With the formation of Southern Air Command in 1984, a permission for 47 Wing at Thannjavur was also provided. The IAF took over the airfield in March 1990. After the IAF took over the airbase, land acquisition started in 2006 for converting it into an Air Force Station. The Base is expected to house a full complement of Su-30s soon

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
12 Mar 90 to 31 May 93Wing Commander Madathil Parambil Aravindakshan9829 F(P)Stn CdrThanjavur
20 Jun 93 to 16 Aug 94Wing Commander Murugasan Sudarsanan11888 F(P)Stn CdrThanjavur
16 Aug 94 to 30 Dec 96Squadron Leader Shrikant Balakrishna Walwadkar17222 ADMStn CdrThanjavur
22 Feb 02 to 24 Aug 03Squadron Leader #N/AStn CdrThanjavur
29 Aug 03 to 14 Jun 05Wing Commander Rajagopalan Nagarajan15741 ADMStn CdrThanjavur
15 Jun 05 to 20 Aug 06Group Captain Rajagopalan Nagarajan15741 ADMStn CdrThanjavur
20 Aug 06 to 24 Apr 08Wing Commander Jatinder Kumar Chandna17043 ADMStn CdrThanjavur
25 Apr 08 to 02 May 10Group Captain Santosh Suresh Kothari16788 F(P)Stn CdrThanjavur

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