No.106 Squadron Lynx

Motto : Sarva Peshayami
Date Raised : 1959-12-11 Location : Tezpur
106 SR Units was formed in May 1957 with the Photo recce version of the Canberra aircraft based at Agra. The Role of the squadron was to provide military aerial photography and aid with other civilian applications. On 11 Dec 1959, 106 SR Units was merged with 102 Survey Flight to make 106 SR Squadron. The squadron has participated in all wars and earned MVC in all the three wars of 1962, 1965 and 1971. In May 2007 the Squadron phased out the Canberra. it was numberplated in Dec 2013 and reraised in Jan 2014 on te Su-30 aircraft

Aircraft Types operated over the years:

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
01 Dec 59 to 01 Nov 62Wing Commander Randhir Singh2135 GD(P)COAgra
01 Dec 62 to 01 Jun 65Wing Commander Saroj Jena3157 GD(P)COAgra
01 Jul 65 to 01 Nov 65Wing Commander Mukund Ramchandra Agtey3576 GD(P)COAgra
01 Dec 65 to 01 Jun 68Wing Commander Jag Mohan Nath3946 GD(P)COAgra
01 Jun 68 to 01 Apr 72Wing Commander Ramesh Sakharam Benegal4220 GD(P)COAgra
01 May 72 to 01 Jul 74Wing Commander Charanjit Singh4823 GD(P)COAgra
01 Jul 74 to 01 Dec 76Wing Commander Surinder Kumar Mehra4661 GD(P)COAgra
01 Dec 76 to 01 Jun 77Wing Commander Dushyant Singh5048 GD(P)COAgra
01 Jun 77 to 01 Jan 80Wing Commander Hariman Singh Soorma5000 GD(P)COAgra
01 Jan 80 to 01 Nov 81Wing Commander Joseph Thomas6496 GD(P)COAgra
01 Nov 81 to 01 Jun 84Wing Commander Dilip Chotu Sambhare7431 GD(P)COAgra
01 Jun 84 to 01 Jul 86Wing Commander Sarabjit Singh10429 GD(P)COAgra
01 Jul 86 to 01 Jun 88Wing Commander Panoli Raman Ravindran11393 GD(P)COAgra
01 Jun 88 to 01 Apr 90Wing Commander Servio Cristo Fernandes11363 GD(P)COAgra
01 Apr 90 to 01 Apr 92Wing Commander Manovinder Shamsher Bahadur Singh Jauhar12201 GD(P)COAgra
01 Apr 92 to 01 Apr 94Wing Commander Rajender Khurana13377 F(P)COAgra
04 Apr 94 to 28 Jan 96Wing Commander Ashok Kumar Nijhawan13577 F(P)COAgra
01 Jan 96 to 01 May 97Wing Commander Sanjeev Kumar Bhalla14277 F(P)COAgra
01 May 97 to 30 Apr 00Group Captain Ranveer Singh Chaudhry13769 F(P)COAgra
01 May 00 to 09 Feb 04Group Captain Atul Chaudhury13935 F(P)COAgra
01 Feb 04 to 01 Aug 06Wing Commander Ravindra D Kundari17873 F(P)COAgra
01 Aug 06 to 01 Jul 07Wing Commander Satish Kumar Mathur20498 F(P)COAgra
01 Jul 07 to 01 Jun 09Wing Commander Bhartendra Singh19874 F(P)COAgra
01 Jul 09 to 01 Jun 11Wing Commander Navneet Raina21000 F(P)COAgra
01 Jun 11 to 01 Jun 13Wing Commander Maneesh Rastogi22527 F(P)COAgra
01 Jun 13 to 01 Dec 13Group Captain Sandeep Batta21262 F(P)COAgra

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