3 Wing


Date Raised : 1947-11-10 Location : Palam (Delhi)

Commanding Officers


10 Nov 47 - 15 Nov 48
Group Captain
Erlic Wilmot Pinto
1593 GD(P)
CO
Palam (Delhi)

Unknown -
Group Captain
Ramaswami Rajaram
1573 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Palam (Delhi)

27 Apr 49 -
Group Captain
Kanwar Jaswant Singh
1587 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Palam (Delhi)

01 Jan 53 -
Group Captain
Hirendra Nath Chatterjee
1620 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Palam (Delhi)

30 Sep 54 - 15 Jun 58
Group Captain
Hrushikesh Moolgavkar
1644 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Palam (Delhi)

Unknown -
Group Captain
Maurice Barker
1691 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Palam (Delhi)

Unknown -
Group Captain
Bandi Sreeramulu Krishnarao
1727 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Palam (Delhi)

Unknown -
Group Captain
Narayanrao Khanderao Shitoley
1841 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Palam (Delhi)

Unknown -
Group Captain
Ajoy Kumar Bose
2432 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Palam (Delhi)

01 Jan 67 - 01 Jan 69
Group Captain
Saroj Jena
3157 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Palam (Delhi)

Unknown -
Group Captain
Trilochan Singh Brar
2884 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Palam (Delhi)

Unknown -
Group Captain
Naresh Kumar Midha
3658 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Palam (Delhi)

01 Jan 70 - 01 Jan 74
Group Captain
Kapil Dev Chadha
3845 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Palam (Delhi)

Unknown - 01 Dec 74
Group Captain
Surendra Nath Kawlra
3945 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Palam (Delhi)

Unknown - 01 Dec 75
Group Captain
Jagdish Singh Wohra
3943 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Palam (Delhi)

Unknown -
Group Captain
Vidya Bhushan Vashist
4584 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Palam (Delhi)

Unknown -
Group Captain
Prabhat Kumar Varma
4822 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Palam (Delhi)

12 Jun 82 - 01 Jan 83
Air Commodore
Daya Krishan Ahuja
4984 F(P)
AOC
Palam (Delhi)

01 Jan 83 -
Air Commodore
Arvind Dalaya
4025 F(P)
AOC
Palam (Delhi)

Unknown -
Air Commodore
Surjit Singh Malhotra
4831 F(P)
AOC
Palam (Delhi)

Unknown - 01 Dec 87
Air Commodore
Rajeshwar Kumar Bhalla
5191 F(P)
AOC
Palam (Delhi)

Unknown -
Air Commodore
Velayudhan Girish Kumar
6747 F(P)
AOC
Palam (Delhi)

Unknown -
Air Commodore
Chandra Mohan Singla
6893 F(P)
AOC
Palam (Delhi)

Unknown -
Air Commodore
Krishnaswamy Shridharan
7019 F(P)
AOC
Palam (Delhi)

01 Jan 94 -
Air Commodore
Raj Pal Singh Garcha
8413 F(P)
AOC
Palam (Delhi)

Unknown - 26 Jun 99
Air Commodore
Praveen Chander Chopra
10883 F(P)
AOC
Palam (Delhi)

27 Jun 99 - 28 Feb 01
Air Commodore
Sharad Yeshwant Savur
10525 F(P)
AOC
Palam (Delhi)

01 Mar 01 -
Air Commodore
Bijender Singh Siwach
12413 F(P)
AOC
Palam (Delhi)

Unknown -
Air Commodore
Kanwar Dalinderjit Singh
12403 F(P)
AOC
Palam (Delhi)

Unknown -
Air Commodore
Keshav Gopal Bewoor
13570 F(P)
AOC
Palam (Delhi)

Unknown - 30 Sep 05
Air Commodore
Rajinder Singh
13980 F(P)
AOC
Palam (Delhi)

01 Sep 05 - 14 Oct 08
Air Commodore
Harjinder Pal Singh Natt
14281 F(P)
AOC
Palam (Delhi)

15 Oct 08 - 18 May 10
Air Commodore
Anil Kumar Sinha
16074 F(P)
AOC
Palam (Delhi)

Unknown -
Air Commodore
Vipin Indira Panabhan Nayar
16829 F(P)
AOC
Palam (Delhi)

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