No.19 Squadron


Date Raised : 1960-08-01 Location : Agra
19 Squadron was formed in Agra circa 1959 with C-119G Packets. For many years 19 Sqn operated in alternate years in J&K. The base was Srinagar in summer and Pathankot in winter. The squadron used to land at Leh, Fukche and Chushul. Also drop at a number of DZs. The squadron did the first landing at Nyoma Rap in 1962. Also the first landing at Daulat Beg Oldi in 1962, using the J-34 Jet Pack. The squadron operated out of Srinagar and Pathankot during the 1962 operations. The squadron crest was approved by the President. Later the sqn was number plated, resurrected during IPKF at Tambaram under father Mathews with AN-32, and now number plated again. The Squadron was subsequently merged with 33 Sqn

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
Unknown to 01 Jun 61Wing Commander Sarab Daman Singh3176 GD(P)COAgra
01 Apr 62 to 01 May 63Wing Commander Purshotam Lal Dhawan2351 GD(P)COSrinagar
01 Oct 65 to Wing Commander Mohindar Singh Khalsa3138 GD(P)COAgra
01 Sep 66 to Wing Commander Surinder Singh4239 F(P)CO
Unknown to 01 Jan 87Wing Commander Kuttippuzha Joseph Mathew10894 F(P)CO

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