507 Signal Unit Santhal Chakshu

Motto : Satatam Tatparah (Always Alert)
Date Raised : 1965-03-29 Location : Singharsi
Air Force station Singharsi is situated in the remote hills of santhal Paraganas in Jharkhand. The only habitation in the region is small hutments of Santhal tribals. This Units was initially formed at Rampurhat on 29 March 1965 and subsequently shifted to Singharsi on 30 October 1967 with star Sapphire Radar which was replaced by THD-1955 Radar in September 1992. The Units had Played a vital role during the 1971 Indo-Pak War and provided round the clock radar cover to our combat aircraft engaged in offensive as well as Air Defence missions. Located in the hills of Singharsi, communication Units was formed in August 1991.

Commanding Officers


29 Mar 65 -
Group Captain
George William Joyce
2356 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Rampurhat

20 Jul 71 - 29 Nov 72
Group Captain
Samuel Venkatarao
3830 F(N)
Stn Cdr
Singharsi

30 Nov 72 - 21 Jul 75
Group Captain
Arvind Dalaya
4025 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Singharsi

22 Jul 75 - 19 Jun 77
Group Captain
Brij Lal Chadha
4110 F(N)
Stn Cdr
Singharsi

20 Jun 77 - 09 Jul 81
Group Captain
Eric Lionel Allen
4582 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Singharsi

03 Aug 81 - 13 Mar 84
Group Captain
Satish Kumar Sareen
5370 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Singharsi

16 Jul 84 - 23 Oct 86
Group Captain
Jawahar Lal Bhargava
7209 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Singharsi

24 Oct 86 - 03 Jul 88
Group Captain
Sumit Kumar Das
8993 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Singharsi

11 Oct 88 - 30 Jun 91
Group Captain
Amarjit Singh
6779 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Singharsi

01 Jul 91 - 31 Oct 94
Group Captain
Satish Kumar Sharma
9553 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Singharsi

28 Nov 94 - 14 Jan 97
Group Captain
Kambiranda Poovaiah Devia
12949 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Singharsi

15 Jan 97 - 20 Aug 00
Group Captain
Shrikant Hanamantrao Kulkarni
13138 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Singharsi

21 Aug 00 - 15 Aug 02
Group Captain
Vijay Kumar Bali
13787 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Singharsi

16 Aug 02 - 11 Apr 05
Group Captain
Shamsher Singh
15197 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Singharsi

12 Apr 05 - 18 Jul 07
Group Captain
Davender Singh Jain
15016 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Singharsi

18 Jul 07 - 30 Nov 08
Group Captain
Radhakrishnan Radhish
17853 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Singharsi

05 Jan 09 - 14 Jul 10
Group Captain
Ranbir Singh Dagar
17844 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Singharsi

05 Jun 17 - 22 Jul 19
Group Captain
Abhishek Jha

Stn Cdr
Singharsi

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