503 Signal Unit

Motto : Satatam Tatparah (Always Alert)
Date Raised : 1964-08-26 Location : Arjangarh
Formed on 26 Aug 1964 as the 503 SU under the command of Gp Capt Kanwar Singh. It is based at AFS Arjan Garh. Initially operated the Star Sapphire radar, It requipped to the THD1955 radar in Sept 1985. It was briefly renumbered to 54 SU before reverting back to 503 SU.

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
26 Aug 64 to Group Captain Kanwar Singh2781 GD(P)Stn CdrArjangarh
01 Jun 67 to 30 May 68Group Captain Anthony Ignatius Kenneth Suares2773 GD(P)Stn CdrArjangarh
13 Jul 81 to 21 Dec 83Group Captain Ranjit Singh Bedi5120 GD(P)Stn CdrArjangarh
09 Jan 84 to 13 Oct 85Group Captain Amarjit Singh Sethi5682 GD(P)Stn CdrArjangarh
14 Oct 85 to 06 Mar 88Group Captain Avinash Chander Goel6503 GD(P)Stn CdrArjangarh
18 Apr 88 to 22 Dec 91Group Captain Nagina Singh Matharhoo8180 GD(P)Stn CdrArjangarh
23 Dec 91 to 05 Jun 94Group Captain Ramesh Chander Gosain9447 GD(P)Stn CdrArjangarh
06 Jun 94 to 13 Aug 96Group Captain Avdesh Kumar Singh11005 GD(P)Stn CdrArjangarh
01 Oct 96 to 16 Jul 98Group Captain Rakesh Kacker12951 F(P)Stn CdrArjangarh
16 Jul 98 to 31 Mar 01Group Captain Naseem Akhtar14279 F(P)Stn CdrArjangarh
03 Apr 01 to 15 Jun 03Group Captain Navtej Singh14552 F(P)Stn CdrArjangarh
16 Jun 03 to 10 May 05Group Captain Upkarjit Singh16204 F(P)Stn CdrArjangarh
11 May 05 to 02 Sep 07Group Captain Kamal Kumar Dhawan15057 F(P)Stn CdrArjangarh
03 Sep 07 to 31 May 10Group Captain Rajnish Bhalla18094 F(P)Stn CdrArjangarh
31 May 10 to 27 May 12Group Captain Rippon Gupta18098 F(P)Stn CdrArjangarh
28 May 12 to 25 May 14Air Commodore Ranbir Singh Dagar17844 F(P)Stn CdrArjangarh
26 May 14 to 01 Nov 17Air Commodore Shailendra Sharma19189 F(P)AOCArjangarh
01 Nov 17 to Air Commodore Ajay Grover18095 F(P)AOCArjangarh
Unknown to Air Commodore Aketi Suresh Kumar19872 F(P)AOCArjangarh
30 Dec 21 to 31 Mar 23Air Commodore Vikas Sharma20757 F(P)AOCArjangarh

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