33 Signal Unit Scanners

Date Raised : 1975-01-07 Location : Jodhpur
33 SU was declared operational as an air defence direction center (ADDC) for rajasthan sector wef 17apr 76 at Jodhpur. The Unit was in fact the first of the series of static high powered radar stations quipped with THD 1995 radar. 33 SU acquired it is logo of the nocturnal mammal “the bat” in July 1978 and was also given it is present name "scanner" in the same year. Prior to 33 SU, the role was performed by 18 SU as one of the oldest SUs in the country

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
03 Mar 76 to 26 Oct 77Group Captain Allan Albert Da Costa4580 GD(P)Stn CdrJodhpur
01 Jun 93 to 31 Jul 96Group Captain Mahinder Dev Khanna10526 GD(P)Stn CdrJodhpur
Unknown to 31 Oct 98Group Captain Sadhashivan Radhakrishnan12408 GD(P)Stn CdrJodhpur
01 Nov 98 to 31 Jul 00Group Captain Jasvinder Chauhan14079 F(P)Stn CdrJodhpur
01 Aug 00 to Group Captain Jinendra Kumbhat14558 F(P)Stn CdrJodhpur
Unknown to Group Captain Harjit Singh Arora16557 F(P)Stn CdrJodhpur
Unknown to 27 Apr 11Group Captain Dinesh Kumar Awasthi18079 F(P)Stn CdrJodhpur

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