30 Wing


Date Raised : 1970-01-01 Location : Sarsawa (Saharanpur)
The idea of forming an Air Force Station at Sarsawa was conceived during World War II, 1942-1945. Initially an Air-field was developed near Saharanpur city, west of Yamuna canal and by the time Sarsawa Air field came into being, 2nd world war was over and active use of the airfield was abandoned and handed over to civil aviation for VIP movements. It was the Indo-China war in 1962 which once again created the requirement of this air field for active use by defence forces. The repair work started during Sep-Oct 1962 for using this air field as diversionary air field for Ambala and Palam. 11 Care and Maintenance Units came into being in 1964 at Sarsawa. After Indo-Pak conflict 1965, the second phase of expansion was taken up and on 1 Jan 1970 30 Wing came into existence. On 01 Jan 1970, 116 HU was raised here which moved to 32 Wing on 15 Aug 88. 41 LAS was attached to this wing on 23 Feb 1983 but moved out Palam on change over to Dornier on 3 Feb 2005. In addition 104 HU was formed here on 15 May 1976 and moved out to 35 Wing on 8 April 1990.
Unit previously existed as 11 C&MU

Commanding Officers


01 Jan 70 - 02 Jun 70
Wing Commander
Rameshwar Prasad Sinha
3855 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Sarsawa (Saharanpur)

21 Jun 70 - 04 Jul 72
Wing Commander
Jagdish Singh Wohra
3943 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Sarsawa (Saharanpur)

16 Aug 72 - 07 Jan 75
Wing Commander
Sunil Baran Ghosh
4611 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Sarsawa (Saharanpur)

08 Jan 75 - 02 Apr 77
Wing Commander
Bobby Johnson Berry
4826 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Sarsawa (Saharanpur)

08 Apr 77 - 12 Apr 78
Wing Commander
Naresh Kumar
5057 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Sarsawa (Saharanpur)

28 Aug 78 - 09 Nov 80
Wing Commander
Manjit Singh Dhillon
7021 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Sarsawa (Saharanpur)

10 Nov 80 - 23 Aug 81
Wing Commander
Brij Mohan Datta
5319 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Sarsawa (Saharanpur)

24 Aug 81 - 19 Oct 83
Group Captain
Brij Mohan Datta
5319 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Sarsawa (Saharanpur)

20 Oct 83 - 13 Oct 85
Group Captain
Mohan Dharamdas Lalvani
5658 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Sarsawa (Saharanpur)

14 Oct 85 - 03 Feb 88
Group Captain
Rajinder Pal Singh Dhillon
7741 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Sarsawa (Saharanpur)

04 Feb 88 - 03 Dec 89
Group Captain
Narender Paul Narang
9728 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Sarsawa (Saharanpur)

04 Dec 89 - 13 May 92
Group Captain
Tejinder Pal Singh Chatwal
11290 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Sarsawa (Saharanpur)

14 May 92 - 05 Jul 94
Group Captain
Fali Homi Major
11442 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Sarsawa (Saharanpur)

06 Jul 94 - 30 Jun 96
Group Captain
Anand Swarup Atri
11640 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Sarsawa (Saharanpur)

01 Jul 96 - 04 May 97
Group Captain
Basudev Banerjee
11654 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Sarsawa (Saharanpur)

05 May 97 - 05 Sep 99
Group Captain
Bijender Singh Siwach
12413 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Sarsawa (Saharanpur)

06 Sep 99 - 28 Jul 02
Group Captain
Bhabani Charan Talukdar
13923 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Sarsawa (Saharanpur)

01 Aug 02 - 22 Apr 04
Group Captain
Anulya Chandra Bharali
15049 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Sarsawa (Saharanpur)

23 Apr 04 - 02 Jul 06
Group Captain
Anil Kumar Sinha
16074 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Sarsawa (Saharanpur)

03 Jul 06 - 15 Mar 09
Group Captain
Aravindra Singh Butola
16789 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Sarsawa (Saharanpur)

20 Apr 09 - 14 Oct 10
Group Captain
George Thomas
17722 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Sarsawa (Saharanpur)

15 Oct 10 - 17 Jun 12
Group Captain
Bhonu Johri
18831 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Sarsawa (Saharanpur)

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