17 Wing


Location : Gorakhpur
Setup around 1963

Commanding Officers


15 Jun 63 - 02 Jun 64
Wing Commander
Walter Vernon Alexander Lloyd
2623 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Gorakhpur

10 Aug 64 - 27 Feb 66
Wing Commander
Virendra Mohan Bhatnagar
3067 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Gorakhpur

28 Feb 66 - 01 Jan 67
Group Captain
Virendra Mohan Bhatnagar
3067 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Gorakhpur

02 Jan 67 - 15 Aug 69
Group Captain
Randhir Singh
2135 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Gorakhpur

16 Aug 69 - 25 Feb 72
Group Captain
Santosh Kumar Jain
3575 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Gorakhpur

26 Feb 72 - 25 Aug 74
Group Captain
Mandokollathur Gopalaswamy Ramachandra
4033 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Gorakhpur

26 Aug 74 - 14 Sep 75
Group Captain
Dalbir Yadav
4241 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Gorakhpur

15 Sep 75 - 04 Jul 76
Group Captain
Mohan Inder Singh
4219 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Gorakhpur

05 Sep 76 - 29 Jan 78
Group Captain
Man Mohan Bir Singh Talwar
4573 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Gorakhpur

30 Jan 78 - 11 May 80
Group Captain
Charanjit Singh
4823 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Gorakhpur

12 May 80 - 20 Oct 83
Group Captain
Venkatraman Shankar
5197 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Gorakhpur

21 Oct 83 - 27 Mar 85
Air Commodore
Sindhaghatta Subbaramu
5371 F(P)
AOC
Gorakhpur

28 Mar 85 - 21 Sep 86
Air Commodore
Janak Kapur
5585 F(P)
AOC
Gorakhpur

22 Sep 86 - 11 Aug 88
Air Commodore
Peter Eric Gaynor
5110 F(P)
AOC
Gorakhpur

12 Aug 88 - 09 Nov 88
Group Captain
Philip Rajkumar
6748 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Gorakhpur

10 Nov 88 - 22 Dec 89
Air Commodore
Philip Rajkumar
6748 F(P)
AOC
Gorakhpur

04 Jan 90 - 07 Mar 92
Air Commodore
Jeffrey D'Souza
7432 F(P)
AOC
Gorakhpur

16 Mar 92 - 14 Mar 93
Air Commodore
Vinod Patney
6125 F(P)
AOC
Gorakhpur

30 Aug 93 - 20 Aug 95
Air Commodore
Sathvamangalam Duraiswami Gowrisankar
7713 F(P)
AOC
Gorakhpur

21 Aug 95 - 08 Feb 98
Air Commodore
Donovan Eric Jonas
10131 F(P)
AOC
Gorakhpur

09 Feb 98 - 30 Jul 00
Air Commodore
Bhushan Nilkanth Gokhale
11630 F(P)
AOC
Gorakhpur

31 Jul 00 - 10 Mar 02
Air Commodore
Vijay Shanker Kapani
12766 F(P)
AOC
Gorakhpur

11 Mar 02 - 22 Feb 04
Air Commodore
Dinesh Chandra Kumaria
13366 F(P)
AOC
Gorakhpur

23 Feb 04 - 30 Dec 04
Air Commodore
Ravindra Hemchandra Karve
13369 F(P)
AOC
Gorakhpur

31 Dec 04 - 03 Sep 06
Air Commodore
Karunakaran Gopa Kumar
13391 F(P)
AOC
Gorakhpur

04 Sep 06 -
Air Commodore
Prakul Kumar
14093 F(P)
AOC
Gorakhpur

Unknown -
Air Commodore
Anil Golani
16986 F(P)
AOC
Gorakhpur

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