34 Wing


Date Raised : 1980-04-30 Location : Bhaisana (Bhatinda)
Air Force Station Bathinda, as it was known then, began its life as 10 FBSU in 1975 as a lodger unit of 12 Wing AF. As early as 1975, trials by fighter aircraft of 108 Squadron were carried out to ascertain the fitness of the airfield for operations. But it took another four years for this transitory base, with a single watch ATC and first line servicing facilities to become a permanent base for fighter operations. Having undergone trials by units from the Air Force and Army, AF Station Bhisiana established itself to be capable of undertaking all AF Tasks. The station grew in strategic importance and was elevated to status Wing on 18 Feb 80.
Unit previously existed as 10 FBSU

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
30 Apr 80 to 12 Jul 81Group Captain Bir Inder Singh5040 F(P)Stn CdrBhaisana (Bhatinda)
18 Jul 81 to 09 May 82Group Captain Pratap Rao5188 F(P)Stn CdrBhaisana (Bhatinda)
10 May 82 to 07 Oct 84Group Captain Lawrence Aloysious Menezes5280 F(P)Stn CdrBhaisana (Bhatinda)
08 Oct 84 to 08 Dec 86Group Captain Suresh Shankarrao Dange6762 F(P)Stn CdrBhaisana (Bhatinda)
09 Dec 86 to 27 Jan 89Group Captain Vasudevan Vatsalan Nair7693 F(P)Stn CdrBhaisana (Bhatinda)
28 Jan 89 to 19 Apr 92Group Captain Manpreet Singh Brar8715 F(P)Stn CdrBhaisana (Bhatinda)
20 Apr 92 to 26 Dec 94Group Captain Dilip Kamalakar Dighe9745 F(P)Stn CdrBhaisana (Bhatinda)
27 Dec 94 to 25 Apr 96Group Captain Vinod Kumar Verma11638 F(P)Stn CdrBhaisana (Bhatinda)
26 Apr 96 to 14 Mar 99Group Captain Krishnamurthi Rajaram12933 F(P)Stn CdrBhaisana (Bhatinda)
15 Mar 99 to 03 Sep 00Group Captain Rakesh Kacker12951 F(P)Stn CdrBhaisana (Bhatinda)
04 Sep 00 to 31 Jan 02Group Captain Amul Kapoor13378 F(P)Stn CdrBhaisana (Bhatinda)
01 Feb 02 to 19 Oct 03Group Captain Arup Raha13910 F(P)Stn CdrBhaisana (Bhatinda)
20 Oct 03 to 22 Jun 05Group Captain Subramanyam Sukumar14672 F(P)Stn CdrBhaisana (Bhatinda)
23 Jun 05 to 31 May 07Group Captain Ravinder Kumar Dhir15678 F(P)Stn CdrBhaisana (Bhatinda)
01 Jun 07 to 06 Jul 09Group Captain Sanjeev Narayan Deshpande16559 F(P)Stn CdrBhaisana (Bhatinda)
06 Jul 09 to 06 Jun 11Group Captain Balkrishnan Balachandran18561 F(P)Stn CdrBhaisana (Bhatinda)
06 Aug 11 to 04 Jan 13Air Commodore Vishwas Gaur17361 F(P)AOCBhaisana (Bhatinda)

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