39 Wing


Date Raised : 1985-04-01 Location : Udhampur
The base is sited approximately 5 Km East of Udhampur town spread over 713 acres. A complete hill was blown up to pave the way for its 9000 ft runway, which was taken over on 01 Oct 1975. Even now, the northern end of the runway is guarded by a sentinel in the form of a hill, which permits the landings and take-offs for aircraft only n one direction. It was originally 9 FBSU that was raised on 1 April 1976. It was redisgnated as 39 Wing on 1 April 1985. Lodger Unitss are 153 HU, 132 FAC Flt, 901 SU, 711 SU, NACC and 603 Garud Flt.
Unit previously existed as 9 FBSU

Commanding Officers


01 Apr 85 - 13 Oct 85
Group Captain
Subir Dey
5309 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Udhampur

14 Oct 85 - 01 Oct 87
Group Captain
Syed Shahid Hussain Naqvi
7193 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Udhampur

01 Oct 87 - 01 Jul 88
Group Captain
Vinod Kumar Malhotra
7395 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Udhampur

01 Jul 88 - 02 Sep 90
Group Captain
Krishan Kumar Sangar
7017 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Udhampur

01 Jul 91 - 07 Feb 94
Group Captain
Jai Kishen Kaushik
10524 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Udhampur

07 Feb 94 - 07 Jan 96
Group Captain
Ronald Banerjee
11398 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Udhampur

08 Jan 96 - 14 Feb 97
Group Captain
Yadupati Saran Das
13613 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Udhampur

15 Feb 97 - 25 Jun 99
Group Captain
Ghanshyam Singh
13588 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Udhampur

26 Jun 99 - 02 Apr 00
Group Captain
Kunwar Jaisingh Singh
13799 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Udhampur

03 Apr 00 - 30 Apr 01
Group Captain
Ajit Singh Siwaich
13812 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Udhampur

21 Dec 01 - 20 Nov 03
Group Captain
Ashvani Kumar Sachdev
13908 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Udhampur

20 Nov 03 - 19 Sep 04
Group Captain
Rakesh Kumar Negi
15869 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Udhampur

20 Sep 04 - 02 Jul 06
Group Captain
Manavendra Singh
16983 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Udhampur

10 Jul 06 - 04 Nov 07
Group Captain
Guttikonda Amara Prasad Babu
17714 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Udhampur

06 Nov 07 - 21 Jun 09
Group Captain
Nicodemus Manohar Samuel
17449 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Udhampur

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