No.30 Squadron Rhinos

Motto : Aseema Paurusha (Boundless Valor)
Date Raised : 1969-11-01 Location : Lohegaon
30 Sqn was formed on 01 Nov 69 at 11 Wg. The squadron's crest comprises of a `RHINO', the name by which the unit is called.

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
01 Nov 69 to 29 Jan 73Wing Commander Vidya Sagar Chadha4587 F(P)COTezpur/ KKD
29 Jan 73 to 28 Apr 75Wing Commander George Lawrence Daniel4892 F(P)COKKD/ Tezpur
28 Apr 75 to 22 Apr 78Wing Commander Allan David Alley4975 F(P)COTezpur
22 Apr 78 to 05 Jan 81Wing Commander Suresh Vishnu Ratnaparkhi6136 F(P)COTezpur
05 Jan 81 to 15 Jun 83Wing Commander Man Mohan Sehgal8390 F(P)COTezpur
15 Jun 83 to 21 Aug 84Wing Commander Dara Phiroze Chinoy7199 F(P)COTezpur
28 Aug 84 to 15 Dec 86Wing Commander Satish Kumar Jain9716 F(P)COTezpur
15 Dec 86 to 25 Jul 87Wing Commander Subhash Bhojwani9734 F(P)COTezpur
03 Aug 87 to 21 May 89Wing Commander Suman Chopra12385 F(P)COTezpur
22 May 89 to 14 Jul 91Wing Commander Guriqbal Singh Nijjar12020 F(P)COTezpur
15 Jul 91 to 01 Aug 93Wing Commander Ramalingam Ramanathan Iyer13263 F(P)COTezpur
02 Aug 93 to 16 Jul 95Wing Commander Simhakutty Varthaman13606 F(P)COTezpur
17 Jul 95 to 10 Aug 97Wing Commander Chamarajnagar Ramaswamy Mukunda15014 F(P)COTezpur
11 Aug 97 to 15 Aug 99Wing Commander Adiyeri Chevidichi Rajeev15215 F(P)COTezpur
16 Aug 99 to 14 Oct 01Wing Commander Arjun Subramaniam16592 F(P)COTezpur
15 Aug 04 to 15 Aug 05Wing Commander Sandeep Singh17312 F(P)COPune
03 Sep 07 to 26 Jul 09Wing Commander Mohanto Panging20446 F(P)COPune

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