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

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
30 Jan 57 to 29 Sep 59Group Captain Jagdish Chandra Varma1646 GD(P)COUdhampur
30 Sep 59 to 26 Jan 60Group Captain Anantha Ananthanarayanan1607 GD(P)COUdhampur
27 Jan 60 to 18 Jun 61Wing Commander Damodar Madhao Oka1813 GD(P)COUdhampur
19 Jun 61 to 25 Aug 63Group Captain Jagbir Singh Bolarya1663 GD(P)COUdhampur
26 Aug 63 to 10 Jul 64Group Captain John Francis Lazaro2944 F(P)COUdhampur
11 Jul 64 to 13 Mar 65Wing Commander Girish Bansi3596 GD(P)COUdhampur
16 Mar 65 to 02 Jan 67Group Captain Vellore Manickam Radhakrishnan1769 GD(P)COUdhampur
06 Feb 67 to 05 Sep 67Group Captain Brian Keith Stidston2821 F(P)COUdhampur
09 Oct 67 to 24 Jan 70Group Captain Nauroze Kaikaushru Lalkaka3083 F(P)COUdhampur
27 Jan 70 to 14 Nov 72Group Captain Kanwar Iqbal Singh Chhabra3831 F(N)COUdhampur/ Nagrota
16 Nov 72 to 17 Jun 74Group Captain Madan Mohan Arora3864 F(P)CONagrota
26 Jun 74 to 10 Jul 76Group Captain Dalip Wikram Chauhan4031 F(P)CONagrota
10 Jul 76 to 07 May 77Group Captain Krishan Kumar Badhwar4669 F(P)CONagrota
20 Jun 77 to 20 Oct 80Group Captain Krishen Kumar Bakshi5012 F(P)CONagrota
21 Oct 80 to 24 Jan 83Group Captain Peter Eric Gaynor5110 F(P)CONagrota
24 Jan 83 to 28 Sep 86Group Captain Satya Van Bhutani5070 F(P)CONagrota
13 Oct 86 to 07 May 89Group Captain Sivaramakrishnan Kalyanaraman7704 F(P)CONagrota
08 May 89 to 12 Jun 89Group Captain Karam Singh Sidhu8947 F(P)CONagrota
04 Aug 89 to 20 Jun 93Group Captain Yatindra Chauhan8696 F(P)CONagrota
21 Jun 93 to 30 Sep 95Group Captain Arun Kumar8198 F(P)CONagrota
09 Oct 95 to 02 Nov 97Group Captain Arun Kumar Dharamdas Sonpar13398 F(P)CONagrota
27 Jan 98 to 06 Aug 00Group Captain Sudhir Hooda14095 F(P)CONagrota
07 Aug 00 to 28 Apr 03Group Captain Richard Anthony15027 F(P)CONagrota
07 May 03 to 09 Jul 06Group Captain Rajesh Kumar15187 F(P)CONagrota
10 Jul 06 to 23 Dec 07Group Captain ----------------99999 CONagrota
24 Dec 07 to 30 Jun 09Group Captain Reetinder Singh Sodhi15693 F(P)CONagrota
01 Jul 09 to 22 May 11Group Captain ----------------99999 CONagrota
23 May 11 to 12 Jun 13Group Captain N Venkat21034 F(P)CONagrota
13 Jun 13 to 05 Oct 15Group Captain ----------------99999 CONagrota
05 Oct 15 to 17 Apr 17Group Captain ----------------99999 CONagrota
17 Apr 17 to Group Captain ----------------99999 CONagrota

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