25 Wing


Date Raised : 1964-11-16 Location : Rajokri (Delhi)
Originally established near the capital as the nerve center for missile defence in the National Capital Region. 25 Wing was established to exercise administrative and functional control over six SA-2 Divina Squadrons deployed around New Delhi ( Sqn numbers - 62,63,64,65,66, 67 and 36 as Technical Sqn). The Wing today hosts the Guided Weapons Training Institute operating the Pechoras.

Commanding Officers


16 Nov 64 - 27 Feb 66
Group Captain
Purshotam Lal Dhawan
2351 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Rajokri (Delhi)

28 Feb 66 - 31 Mar 68
Group Captain
Suraj Lall Mathur
2444 F(N)
Stn Cdr
Rajokri (Delhi)

01 Apr 68 - 18 May 71
Group Captain
Minoo Shipurjee Mehta
3592 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Rajokri (Delhi)

19 May 71 - 29 Oct 74
Group Captain
Manuel Keshrinath Gaikwad
3882 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Rajokri (Delhi)

30 Oct 74 - 19 Jul 76
Group Captain
Sankaran Thri Vikraman Nair
4004 F(N)
Stn Cdr
Rajokri (Delhi)

20 Jul 76 - 31 Oct 79
Group Captain
Dalip Wikram Chauhan
4031 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Rajokri (Delhi)

16 Jan 80 - 04 May 80
Group Captain
Sudharshan Handa
4816 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Rajokri (Delhi)

05 May 80 - 20 Feb 83
Group Captain
Krishna Kumar
5096 F(N)
Stn Cdr
Rajokri (Delhi)

21 Feb 83 - 31 Jul 86
Group Captain
Inder Jit Kampani
5579 F(N)
Stn Cdr
Rajokri (Delhi)

17 Nov 86 - 13 Aug 89
Group Captain
Raja Singh Dhanjal
6341 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Rajokri (Delhi)

14 Aug 89 - 23 Aug 92
Group Captain
Bhupinder Singh Marwa
10518 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Rajokri (Delhi)

24 Aug 92 - 30 Nov 95
Group Captain
Harvindar Singh Grewal
9109 F(N)
Stn Cdr
Rajokri (Delhi)

01 Dec 95 - 13 Jun 96
Group Captain
Rajinder Singh Bedi
11298 F(N)
Stn Cdr
Rajokri (Delhi)

14 Jun 96 - 13 Jun 99
Group Captain
Harjinder Kumar Bajaj
12762 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Rajokri (Delhi)

14 Jun 99 - 13 Aug 01
Group Captain
Kambiranda Poovaiah Devia
12949 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Rajokri (Delhi)

14 Aug 01 - 25 May 03
Group Captain
Ayyappan Radhakrishnan
15020 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Rajokri (Delhi)

26 May 03 - 04 Jul 04
Group Captain
Arvind Verma
15410 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Rajokri (Delhi)

04 Aug 04 - 12 Apr 05
Group Captain
Krishna Raghunath Rathindranath
16027 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Rajokri (Delhi)

30 May 05 - 31 Dec 07
Group Captain
Shrikant Sadashiv Deshpande
15577 F(N)
Stn Cdr
Rajokri (Delhi)

01 Jan 08 - 16 Nov 08
Group Captain
Sanjeeb Kumar Barbora
17181 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Rajokri (Delhi)

17 Nov 08 - 13 Jun 10
Group Captain
Sudipta Ghosh
17142 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Rajokri (Delhi)

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