230 Signal Unit Vigilants


Date Raised : 1964-04-04 Location : Amritsar Cantt
Originally formed at Chandigarh in March 1964, it was the first radar Units on the P-30(M) Russian radar. It moved to Amritsar soon after and was in the thick of action in the 1965 and 1971 operations as the GCI to 501 SU. A full ADDC role was assigned to it on 01 Oct 1973. The Units changed over to the PSM-33 in Sept 1984 and the Units was renamed as 361 SU. On 21 Feb 1994 the TRS-2215 radar was installed and the Units name 230 SU revived. 230 SU stn cdr also had 257 SU, an Igla Units and Tropo Units under its command

Commanding Officers


04 Apr 64 - 03 May 65
Squadron Leader
Lakhmir Singh
4941 AE(L)
CO
Amritsar

04 May 65 - 19 Jun 67
Wing Commander
Krishna Dandapani
3583 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Amritsar

20 Jul 67 - 24 Sep 67
Wing Commander
Amal Chandra Gupta
4246 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Amritsar

25 Sep 67 - 21 Sep 69
Wing Commander
Kirpal Singh Sufi
3952 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Amritsar

22 Sep 69 - 11 May 70
Wing Commander
Om Prakash Taneja
3843 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Amritsar

12 May 70 - 16 Apr 72
Wing Commander
Gandharva Sen
4429 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Amritsar

17 Apr 72 - 09 May 75
Wing Commander
Satya Paul Khanna
4734 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Amritsar

10 May 75 - 15 Feb 76
Wing Commander
Allan Albert Da Costa
4580 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Amritsar

16 Feb 76 - 23 Jan 77
Wing Commander
Om Prakash Mishra
4586 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Amritsar

24 Jan 77 - 20 Dec 79
Wing Commander
Suresh Damodar Karnik
5056 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Amritsar

14 Jan 80 - 21 Mar 82
Wing Commander
Diptesh Das
5206 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Amritsar

22 Mar 82 - 26 Aug 84
Wing Commander
Jagdish Bhattacharya
7739 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Amritsar

27 Aug 84 - 13 Aug 86
Group Captain
Teshter Jall Master
7224 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Amritsar

13 Oct 86 - 25 Jan 88
Group Captain
Rajinder Mohan Singh Datta
8711 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Amritsar

25 Jun 88 - 30 Aug 89
Wing Commander
Chander Mohan Rai
11357 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Amritsar

01 Sep 89 - 16 Mar 92
Group Captain
Kishore Chand Sharma
10171 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Amritsar

17 Mar 92 - 22 Sep 94
Group Captain
Balbinder Singh Marwaha
9714 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Amritsar

23 Jan 95 - 24 Jun 96
Group Captain
Philip Mohan Mathai
13244 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Amritsar

28 Oct 96 - 16 Jan 00
Group Captain
Amar Singh Ganpatrao Patil
13272 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Amritsar

17 Jan 00 - 27 Oct 02
Group Captain
Jatinder Singh Dhillon
13764 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Amritsar

28 Oct 02 - 13 Feb 05
Group Captain
Paramjit Singh Mann
15570 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Amritsar

14 Feb 05 - 07 Jun 07
Group Captain
Jarnail Singh Malhi
16812 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Amritsar

08 Jun 07 - 14 Jun 09
Group Captain
Sudhanshu Rath
15726 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Amritsar

23 May 11 - 05 May 13
Group Captain
Aman Nautiyal
18789 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Amritsar

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