2 Tactical Air Center


Date Raised : 1957-04-01 Location : Jodhpur
This centre was formed on 16 Mar 50 as No. 2 Air Task Force (ATF)at2 Equipment Depot Bombay. Nucleus of officers and airmen arrived on attachment to 2 ED, AF for performing the duties. The role of the formation was to control AF units in conducting Joint Operations Army in Bombay area. On 22 Jan 55, the name of this formation was changed to No. 2 Tactical Air Supports Group (TASG) keeping in its role and task. In the mean time, an Air Force element of joint HQ Bombay came in existence in 1957, therefore, the name of the formation was changed to 2 Tactical Air Centre (TAC) in Apr 57. The centre after its initial formation at Bombay moved to Pune in Apr 57 to function with HQ Southern Command (Army). Subsequently, it moved to Bareilly in Apr 63, Kaluchak in Sep 65 and back to Bareilly in Jan 72. The centre moved to its present location in May 78.
Unit previously existed as 2 TASG

Commanding Officers


01 Apr 57 - 01 Jan 60
Group Captain
Minoo Merwan Engineer
1614 F(P)
CO
Pune

01 Jan 60 - 01 Sep 60
Wing Commander
Samir Banerji
2881 F(P)
CO
Pune

01 Sep 60 - 01 Dec 61
Wing Commander
Edul Jahangir Dhatigara
1899 F(P)
CO
Pune

01 Dec 61 - 01 Apr 62
Wing Commander
Sarab Daman Singh
3176 GD(P)
CO
Pune

01 Apr 62 - 01 Oct 62
Wing Commander
Phiroz Mehta
1715 GD(P)
CO
Pune

01 Oct 62 - 01 Apr 63
Wing Commander
Chaman Lal Datta
2632 GD(P)
CO
Pune

01 Apr 63 - 01 Jan 64
Wing Commander
Baldeva Sahai Agnihotri
1885 GD(N)
CO
Bareilly

01 Jan 64 - 01 Jan 65
Wing Commander
Dyal Singh
3489 F(N)
CO
Bareilly

01 Jan 65 - 01 Jul 65
Wing Commander
Melville Vivian Ducasse
3236 GD(P)
CO
Bareilly

01 Jul 65 - 12 Jul 67
Group Captain
Sudhananda Roy
2296 F(N)
CO
Bareilly/ Kaluchak

13 Jul 67 - 16 Aug 69
Group Captain
Narayanaswami Ganapathi
3375 GD(N)
CO
Kaluchak

16 Aug 69 - 01 Oct 71
Group Captain
George Jagdish Shaw
3362 F(P)
CO
Kaluchak

02 Oct 71 - 31 May 76
Group Captain
Kuldip Singh Pal
3316 F(N)
CO
Kaluchak/ Bareilly

30 Aug 76 - 25 Mar 79
Group Captain
Om Prakash Kukreja
4394 F(N)
CO
Bareilly

24 Dec 79 - 31 Mar 83
Group Captain
Sudesh Kumar Kapur
4880 F(P)
CO
Bareilly/ Jodhpur

06 Apr 83 - 05 Aug 84
Group Captain
Trevor Joseph Fernandes
5287 F(P)
CO
Jodhpur

17 Aug 84 - 13 Oct 85
Group Captain
Manbir Singh
6771 F(P)
CO
Jodhpur

04 Nov 85 - 17 May 87
Group Captain
Shyam Hattangdi
8135 F(P)
CO
Jodhpur

19 May 87 - 17 Apr 88
Wing Commander
Suneelkumar Sudamrao Bhonsle
7400 F(P)
CO
Jodhpur

18 Apr 88 - 31 Mar 89
Group Captain
Randhir Singh Viyogi
7175 F(N)
CO
Jodhpur

08 May 89 - 22 Dec 91
Group Captain
Ashok Kumar Talwar
9057 F(P)
CO
Jodhpur

23 Dec 91 - 25 Aug 93
Group Captain
Rajinder Pal Singh
10601 F(P)
CO
Jodhpur

26 Aug 93 - 18 Jun 95
Group Captain
Anup Kumar Shyam
12065 F(P)
CO
Jodhpur

26 Aug 95 - 09 Oct 96
Group Captain
Gurcharan Singh Bhogal
12504 F(P)
CO
Jodhpur

13 Jan 97 - 09 May 99
Group Captain
Malvinder Singh Ahluwalia
13809 F(P)
CO
Jodhpur

10 May 99 - 05 Apr 02
Group Captain
Jayaraman Lakshminarayanan
14110 F(P)
CO
Jodhpur

16 Dec 02 - 13 Feb 05
Group Captain
Charles James Weir
14697 F(P)
CO
Jodhpur

14 Feb 05 - 01 May 08
Group Captain
Satnam Singh
14676 F(P)
CO
Jodhpur

02 May 08 - 17 Mar 09
Group Captain
Tejinder Singh Sareen
17138 F(P)
CO
Jodhpur

18 Mar 09 - 06 Jun 11
Group Captain
Jaideep Singh Hora
18105 F(P)
CO
Jodhpur

05 Sep 16 - 07 Sep 17
Group Captain
Navin Chander Bhatt
24476 F(P)
CO
Jodhpur

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