Western India


Date Raised : 1967-01-25 Disbanded : 1971-07-14 Location : Pune
HQ MAO was formed as Air Force Element in Mumbai in 1957 for joint operations with Army. In 1967 it was moved to Pune and renamed as HQ Western India and further renamed to Maritime Air Operations (MAO) in July 1971 and moved to Mumbai.

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
25 Jan 67 to 28 Mar 68Air Vice Marshal Hrushikesh Moolgavkar1644 F(P)AOCPune
10 Apr 68 to 29 Aug 69Air Vice Marshal Victor Srihari1624 F(P)AOCPune
24 Sep 69 to 14 Jul 71Air Vice Marshal Anand Ramdas Pandit1707 F(P)AOCPune
Unit continued existence as MAO

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