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 Unitss 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

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
01 Apr 57 to 01 Jan 60Group Captain Minoo Merwan Engineer1614 F(P)COPune
01 Jan 60 to 01 Sep 60Wing Commander Samir Banerji2881 F(P)COPune
01 Sep 60 to 01 Dec 61Wing Commander Edul Jahangir Dhatigara1899 F(P)COPune
01 Dec 61 to 01 Apr 62Wing Commander Sarab Daman Singh3176 GD(P)COPune
01 Apr 62 to 01 Oct 62Wing Commander Phiroz Mehta1715 GD(P)COPune
01 Oct 62 to 01 Apr 63Wing Commander Chaman Lal Datta2632 GD(P)COPune
01 Apr 63 to 01 Jan 64Wing Commander Baldeva Sahai Agnihotri1885 GD(N)COBareilly
01 Jan 64 to 01 Jan 65Wing Commander Dyal Singh3489 F(N)COBareilly
01 Jan 65 to 01 Jul 65Wing Commander Melville Vivian Ducasse3236 GD(P)COBareilly
01 Jul 65 to 12 Jul 67Group Captain Sudhananda Roy2296 F(N)COBareilly/ Kaluchak
13 Jul 67 to 16 Aug 69Group Captain Narayanaswami Ganapathi3375 GD(N)COKaluchak
16 Aug 69 to 01 Oct 71Group Captain George Jagdish Shaw3362 F(P)COKaluchak
02 Oct 71 to 31 May 76Group Captain Kuldip Singh Pal3316 F(N)COKaluchak/ Bareilly
30 Aug 76 to 25 Mar 79Group Captain Om Prakash Kukreja4394 F(N)COBareilly
24 Dec 79 to 31 Mar 83Group Captain Sudesh Kumar Kapur4880 F(P)COBareilly/ Jodhpur
06 Apr 83 to 05 Aug 84Group Captain Trevor Joseph Fernandes5287 F(P)COJodhpur
17 Aug 84 to 13 Oct 85Group Captain Manbir Singh6771 F(P)COJodhpur
04 Nov 85 to 17 May 87Group Captain Shyam Hattangdi8135 F(P)COJodhpur
19 May 87 to 17 Apr 88Wing Commander Suneelkumar Sudamrao Bhonsle7400 F(P)COJodhpur
18 Apr 88 to 31 Mar 89Group Captain Randhir Singh Viyogi7175 F(N)COJodhpur
08 May 89 to 22 Dec 91Group Captain Ashok Kumar Talwar9057 F(P)COJodhpur
23 Dec 91 to 25 Aug 93Group Captain Rajinder Pal Singh10601 F(P)COJodhpur
26 Aug 93 to 18 Jun 95Group Captain Anup Kumar Shyam12065 F(P)COJodhpur
26 Aug 95 to 09 Oct 96Group Captain Gurcharan Singh Bhogal12504 F(P)COJodhpur
13 Jan 97 to 09 May 99Group Captain Malvinder Singh Ahluwalia13809 F(P)COJodhpur
10 May 99 to 05 Apr 02Group Captain Jayaraman Lakshminarayanan14110 F(P)COJodhpur
16 Dec 02 to 13 Feb 05Group Captain Charles James Weir14697 F(P)COJodhpur
14 Feb 05 to 01 May 08Group Captain Satnam Singh14676 F(P)COJodhpur
02 May 08 to 17 Mar 09Group Captain Tejinder Singh Sareen17138 F(P)COJodhpur
18 Mar 09 to 06 Jun 11Group Captain Jaideep Singh Hora18105 F(P)COJodhpur
05 Sep 16 to 07 Sep 17Group Captain Navin Chander Bhatt24476 F(P)COJodhpur
07 Dec 17 to 04 Nov 18Group Captain Sivaraman Sajan21807 F(P)COJodhpur

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