Advance HQ, Eastern Air Command


Date Raised : 1971-07-07 Location : Calcutta
When EAC was redesignated as CAC and moved from Fort William to Allahabad, an Air Force Liason Cell (AFLC) was left behind at Fort William, co-located with the Army. In July 1971, this cell was redesignated as Advance HQ, Eastern Air Command. It played an important role in the 1971 war. Till 1986 it had 2 TAC's under its command. On raising of 3 Corps in 1986, another TAC at Dimapur was setup. A Signal Unit was formed on 15 April 1987 to provide operational communciation support to Adv HQ
Unit previously existed as AFLC EAC

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
01 Aug 60 to 02 Mar 62Air Commodore Kanwar Jaswant Singh1587 GD(P)AOCShillong
03 Mar 62 to 09 Jun 63Air Commodore Teja Singh Virk1621 F(N)AOCShillong
07 Jul 71 to 14 Dec 73Air Commodore Solomon Purushottam1928 F(P)AOCCalcutta
17 Dec 73 to 31 Dec 75Air Commodore Harbinder Singh Bedi3324 F(P)AOCCalcutta
01 Jan 76 to 31 Jan 78Air Commodore Madhu Sudan Ray3469 F(N)AOCCalcutta
23 Jun 78 to 02 Jan 79Air Commodore Surendra Nath Kawlra3945 F(P)AOCCalcutta
02 Jan 79 to 09 Sep 79Air Commodore Venkataraman Srinivas Iyer4330 F(N)AOCCalcutta
10 Sep 79 to 09 Aug 81Air Commodore Manish Kumar Rudra4358 F(P)AOCCalcutta
10 Aug 81 to 31 Dec 84Air Commodore Ramachandra Shenoy Sudhakaran4780 F(N)AOCCalcutta
29 Mar 85 to 04 Feb 86Air Commodore Sindhaghatta Subbaramu5371 F(P)AOCCalcutta
05 Feb 86 to 30 Sep 87Air Commodore Murari Lal Trehon4577 F(P)AOCCalcutta
01 Oct 87 to 31 Dec 90Air Commodore Ranbir Singh Rana5106 F(P)AOCCalcutta
05 Jan 91 to 30 Sep 92Air Commodore Tushar Sen6006 F(P)AOCCalcutta
15 Mar 93 to 31 Oct 97Air Commodore Rajinder Mohan Singh Datta8711 F(P)AOCCalcutta
01 Nov 97 to 23 Dec 98Air Commodore Sadhashivan Radhakrishnan12408 F(P)AOCCalcutta
24 Dec 98 to 31 Aug 99Air Commodore Prakash Narayandas Devy8745 F(P)AOCCalcutta
20 Dec 99 to 22 Mar 03Air Commodore Manovinder Shamsher Bahadur Singh Jauhar12201 F(P)AOCCalcutta
28 Apr 03 to 08 Dec 03Air Commodore Devdas Banerjee12192 F(P)AOCCalcutta
12 Jan 04 to 30 Apr 06Air Commodore Krishna Kumar Swaminathan13251 F(P)AOCCalcutta
17 Jul 06 to 26 Apr 07Air Commodore Ramesh Rai14669 F(P)AOCCalcutta
30 Jul 07 to 31 Jul 09Air Commodore Dilip Dinkar Mandpe13937 F(P)AOCCalcutta
03 Aug 09 to 31 Jul 10Air Commodore Bhabani Charan Talukdar13923 F(P)AOCCalcutta
06 Dec 10 to 01 Jul 12Air Commodore B Chandrasekhar17726 F(P)AOCCalcutta
02 Jul 12 to 31 Dec 14Air Vice Marshal Harinder Jeet Walia16418 F(N)AOCCalcutta
01 Jan 15 to 15 May 16Air Vice Marshal Kalarikal Puttur Unnikrishnan Nair17023 F(N)AOCCalcutta
16 May 16 to 30 Apr 18Air Vice Marshal Vikram Singh17699 F(P)AOCCalcutta
28 May 18 to 19 Jun 19Air Vice Marshal Dinesh Kumar Awasthi18079 F(P)AOCCalcutta
20 Jun 19 to Air Vice Marshal Guttikonda Amara Prasad Babu17714 F(P)AOCCalcutta

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