21 Wing


Date Raised : 1966-08-01 Location : Leh
21 Wing was formed in 1966. his located at an altitude of 10,845 ft and spread over 1019 acres of land and has a runway length is 9,700 ft. The Wing provides Air Traffic Control and safety facilities to transport, helicopters and fighter aircrafts operating to and from this airfield. It also renders enroute navigational facilities to aircrafts and helicopters flying in close proximity to the International Border and Line of Control.

Commanding Officers


01 Aug 66 - 16 Jul 67
Wing Commander
Brijpal Singh Sikand
3947 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Leh

16 Jul 67 - 06 Sep 68
Wing Commander
Chitta Ranjan Bose
3865 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Leh

06 Sep 68 - 02 Jan 70
Wing Commander
Muthyala Dhanraj
3604 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Leh

03 Jan 70 - 26 Mar 71
Wing Commander
Suresh Chand
4585 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Leh

27 Mar 71 - 19 Mar 72
Wing Commander
Krishna Kumar Gupta
4621 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Leh

02 Mar 72 - 22 Nov 73
Wing Commander
Mangatil Karakad Chandrasekhar
4720 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Leh

23 Nov 73 - 19 Jul 74
Wing Commander
Chander Parkash Puri
4917 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Leh

20 Jul 74 - 14 Mar 76
Wing Commander
Rajeshwar Kumar Verma
5021 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Leh

15 Mar 76 - 17 Mar 77
Wing Commander
Verinder Puri
5199 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Leh

18 Jul 77 - 07 Feb 79
Wing Commander
Inder Puri
6499 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Leh

08 Feb 79 - 28 Jan 80
Wing Commander
Kenneth Rodney Dutton
5873 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Leh

29 Jan 80 - 07 Dec 80
Wing Commander
Jawahar Lal Kochhar
5796 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Leh

08 Dec 80 - 14 Feb 82
Wing Commander
Abhaya Singh
8424 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Leh

15 Feb 82 - 22 Jan 84
Group Captain
Eknath Narayan Gadre
5378 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Leh

23 Jan 84 - 17 Dec 85
Group Captain
Dinesh Chandra Kaushik
6353 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Leh

18 Feb 85 - 12 Oct 86
Air Commodore
Madhavan Ambaidy
5372 F(P)
AOC
Leh

13 Oct 86 - 09 Mar 88
Air Commodore
Naresh Kumar
5057 F(P)
AOC
Leh

10 Mar 88 - 11 Jun 89
Air Commodore
Gurdarshan Singh Brar
6146 F(P)
AOC
Leh

12 Jun 89 - 12 May 91
Air Commodore
Manjit Singh Dhillon
7021 F(P)
AOC
Leh

13 May 91 - 29 Dec 92
Air Commodore
Rajinder Pal Singh Dhillon
7741 F(P)
AOC
Leh

30 Dec 92 - 26 Mar 95
Air Commodore
Vijay Kumar Mohrotra
8441 F(P)
AOC
Leh

27 Mar 95 - 19 Aug 96
Air Commodore
Mohinder Kumar Saini
9779 F(P)
AOC
Leh

02 Sep 96 - 14 Oct 97
Air Commodore
Mirza Murtuza Ali
11340 F(P)
AOC
Leh

15 Oct 97 - 19 Sep 99
Air Commodore
Harpal Singh Ahluwalia
9821 F(P)
AOC
Leh

20 Sep 99 - 03 Feb 02
Air Commodore
Fali Homi Major
11442 F(P)
AOC
Leh

04 Feb 02 - 02 Feb 04
Air Commodore
Anil Bhalla
12759 F(P)
AOC
Leh

03 Feb 04 - 11 Dec 05
Air Commodore
Kulmanbir Singh Hundal
12784 F(P)
AOC
Leh

12 Dec 05 - 30 Apr 07
Air Commodore
Bhabani Charan Talukdar
13923 F(P)
AOC
Leh

01 May 07 - 26 Jul 09
Air Commodore
Kulwant Singh Gill
15220 F(P)
AOC
Leh

27 Jul 09 - 03 Jan 11
Air Commodore
Anil Tiwari
17160 F(P)
AOC
Leh

04 Jan 11 - 20 Dec 12
Air Commodore
Sandesh Prabhakar Wagle
17710 F(P)
AOC
Leh

21 Dec 12 - 30 Jun 14
Air Commodore
Rajesh Isser
16968 F(P)
AOC
Leh

07 Jul 14 - 18 Sep 16
Air Commodore
Balakrishnan Manikantan
18291 F(P)
AOC
Leh

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