No.221 Squadron Valiants

Motto : Tejaso Shatrun Damayah ( Vanquish the enemy with Valour)
Date Raised : 1963-02-14 Location : Halwara
Number plated in 29, 217 inducts Su-3

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
14 Feb 63 to 07 Apr 65Squadron LeaderNarinder Chatrath3959 F(P)CO
14 Apr 65 to 15 Apr 67Squadron LeaderIan Anthony Rebello4596 F(P)CO
13 May 67 to 01 Aug 68Squadron LeaderOnkar Nath Kacker4605 GD(P)CO
02 Jul 68 to 30 Jul 71Wing CommanderKshirode Krishna Sen4495 F(P)CO
31 Jul 71 to 30 Apr 72Wing CommanderAnnaswami Sridharan4761 F(P)CO
01 May 72 to 31 Jul 74Wing CommanderDilip Shankar Jog4608 F(P)CO
01 Aug 74 to 16 Nov 76Wing CommanderAmrit Mohan Mehta5051 F(P)CO
17 Nov 76 to 02 May 79Wing CommanderAshok Prataprao Shinde5671 F(P)CO
17 May 79 to 30 Jun 80Wing CommanderTrevor Raymond Joseph Osman6005 F(P)CO
01 Jul 80 to 06 Jul 81Wing CommanderBrijendra Mohan Bali8438 F(P)CO
16 Aug 81 to 21 Feb 82Wing CommanderVirendra Kumar Chawla7408 F(P)CO
18 Mar 82 to 15 Apr 85Wing CommanderHemant Vishnu Khatu7675 F(P)CO
18 Apr 85 to 18 May 87Wing CommanderAvinash Deodata Joshi10886 F(P)CO
18 Jun 87 to 02 Jul 89Wing CommanderBhushan Nilkanth Gokhale11630 F(P)COHalwara
03 Jul 89 to 15 Jul 91Wing CommanderRanjan Bhattacharya13139 F(P)CO
15 Jul 91 to 27 Aug 93Wing CommanderMan Mohan Singh12777 F(P)CO
30 Aug 93 to 18 Jun 95Wing CommanderSanjib Bordoloi13912 F(P)CO
19 Jul 95 to 01 Jul 97Wing CommanderHari Naidu14286 F(P)CO
07 Jul 97 to 17 Jun 99Wing CommanderVishwas Ganesh Datar15406 F(P)CO
18 Jun 99 to 22 Jul 01Wing CommanderAshit Ishwarlal Mehta16377 F(P)CO
23 Jul 01 to 29 Jun 03Wing CommanderChetan Prakash Yadav16828 F(P)CO
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