10 Tactical Air Centre

Date Raised : 1982-05-01 Location : Bhatinda
After raising of 10 Corps on 01 Jul 79, 10 TAC was formed on 01 May 82 with its nucleus initially at 34 Wing. The first Commander, Gp Capt MC Kappen took over the command of 10 TAC on 04 Apr 83 and shifted the centre from 34 Wing to its interim location in EME OTM Complex, Bathinda Military Station on 23 Apr 84. The centre remained at its interim location till 16 Jan 05 and then moved to a new complex, co-located with the new building of HQ 10 Corps, on 17 Jan 05.

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
10 May 82 to 03 Apr 83Group Captain Gopal Krishan Mehta6752 F(P)COBhatinda
04 Apr 83 to 01 Dec 85Group Captain Mani Cyriac Kappen5714 F(N)COBhatinda
02 Dec 85 to 07 Oct 87Group Captain Kailash Nath Datta7701 F(P)COBhatinda
08 Oct 87 to 25 Mar 90Group Captain Gurdip Singh Bal7707 F(P)COBhatinda
26 Mar 90 to 30 Nov 93Group Captain Akhilesh Chand Mathur9455 F(P)COBhatinda
21 Feb 94 to 25 Apr 96Group Captain Krishnamurthi Rajaram12933 F(P)COBhatinda
17 Jun 96 to 08 Apr 01Group Captain Jitendra Singh Thakur12012 F(P)COBhatinda
09 Apr 01 to 12 Jan 03Group Captain Ramesh Malhotra13590 F(P)COBhatinda
13 Jan 03 to 15 Jun 04Group Captain Tarun Kumar Varma14273 F(P)COBhatinda
16 Jun 04 to 16 Jan 05Wing Commander P SinghCOBhatinda
17 Jan 05 to 10 Oct 06Group Captain Virendra Kumar Khorana16221 F(P)COBhatinda
11 Oct 06 to 05 May 08Group Captain Navayath Santosh17720 F(P)COBhatinda
05 May 08 to 09 May 10Group Captain T M Shashidhar17439 F(P)COBhatinda

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