4 Tactical Air Center

Motto : Samvayi hi Durjayaha (Together we are invincible)
Date Raised : 1957-01-19 Location : Nagrota
4 TAC, AF was formed at Udhampur on 19 Jan 1957 in support of 15 Corps and functioned under Adv HQ WAC. On formation of Northern Command at Udhampur in Jun 1972, this centre was re-located at Nagrota and its affiliation changed to 16 Corps. The TAC continues to be an independent Units under the functional control of HQ AOC J &K.

Commanding Officers


30 Jan 57 - 29 Sep 59
Group Captain
Jagdish Chandra Varma
1646 GD(P)
CO
Udhampur

30 Sep 59 - 26 Jan 60
Group Captain
Anantha Ananthanarayanan
1607 GD(P)
CO
Udhampur

27 Jan 60 - 18 Jun 61
Wing Commander
Damodar Madhao Oka
1813 GD(P)
CO
Udhampur

19 Jun 61 - 25 Aug 63
Group Captain
Jagbir Singh Bolarya
1663 GD(P)
CO
Udhampur

26 Aug 63 - 10 Jul 64
Group Captain
John Francis Lazaro
2944 F(P)
CO
Udhampur

11 Jul 64 - 13 Mar 65
Wing Commander
Girish Bansi
3596 GD(P)
CO
Udhampur

16 Mar 65 - 02 Jan 67
Group Captain
Vellore Manickam Radhakrishnan
1769 GD(P)
CO
Udhampur

06 Feb 67 - 05 Sep 67
Group Captain
Brian Keith Stidston
2821 F(P)
CO
Udhampur

09 Oct 67 - 24 Jan 70
Group Captain
Nauroze Kaikaushru Lalkaka
3083 F(P)
CO
Udhampur

27 Jan 70 - 14 Nov 72
Group Captain
Kanwar Iqbal Singh Chhabra
3831 F(N)
CO
Udhampur/ Nagrota

16 Nov 72 - 17 Jun 74
Group Captain
Madan Mohan Arora
3864 F(P)
CO
Nagrota

26 Jun 74 - 10 Jul 76
Group Captain
Dalip Wikram Chauhan
4031 F(P)
CO
Nagrota

10 Jul 76 - 07 May 77
Group Captain
Krishan Kumar Badhwar
4669 F(P)
CO
Nagrota

20 Jun 77 - 20 Oct 80
Group Captain
Krishen Kumar Bakshi
5012 F(P)
CO
Nagrota

21 Oct 80 - 24 Jan 83
Group Captain
Peter Eric Gaynor
5110 F(P)
CO
Nagrota

24 Jan 83 - 28 Sep 86
Group Captain
Satya Van Bhutani
5070 F(P)
CO
Nagrota

13 Oct 86 - 07 May 89
Group Captain
Sivaramakrishnan Kalyanaraman
7704 F(P)
CO
Nagrota

08 May 89 - 12 Jun 89
Group Captain
Karam Singh Sidhu
8947 F(P)
CO
Nagrota

04 Aug 89 - 20 Jun 93
Group Captain
Yatindra Chauhan
8696 F(P)
CO
Nagrota

21 Jun 93 - 30 Sep 95
Group Captain
Arun Kumar
8198 F(P)
CO
Nagrota

09 Oct 95 - 02 Nov 97
Group Captain
Arun Kumar Dharamdas Sonpar
13398 F(P)
CO
Nagrota

27 Jan 98 - 06 Aug 00
Group Captain
Sudhir Hooda
14095 F(P)
CO
Nagrota

07 Aug 00 - 28 Apr 03
Group Captain
Richard Anthony
15027 F(P)
CO
Nagrota

07 May 03 - 09 Jul 06
Group Captain
Rajesh Kumar
15187 F(P)
CO
Nagrota

24 Dec 07 - 30 Jun 09
Group Captain
Reetinder Singh Sodhi
15693 F(P)
CO
Nagrota

23 May 11 - 12 Jun 13
Group Captain
N Venkat
21034 F(P)
CO
Nagrota

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