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 unit 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 unit 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 unit was formed in August 1991.

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
29 Mar 65 to Group Captain George William Joyce2356 GD(P)Stn CdrRampurhat
20 Jul 71 to 29 Nov 72Group Captain Samuel Venkatarao3830 F(N)Stn CdrSingharsi
30 Nov 72 to 21 Jul 75Group Captain Arvind Dalaya4025 F(P)Stn CdrSingharsi
22 Jul 75 to 19 Jun 77Group Captain Brij Lal Chadha4110 F(N)Stn CdrSingharsi
20 Jun 77 to 09 Jul 81Group Captain Eric Lionel Allen4582 F(P)Stn CdrSingharsi
03 Aug 81 to 13 Mar 84Group Captain Satish Kumar Sareen5370 F(P)Stn CdrSingharsi
16 Jul 84 to 23 Oct 86Group Captain Jawahar Lal Bhargava7209 F(P)Stn CdrSingharsi
24 Oct 86 to 03 Jul 88Group Captain Sumit Kumar Das8993 F(P)Stn CdrSingharsi
11 Oct 88 to 30 Jun 91Group Captain Amarjit Singh6779 F(P)Stn CdrSingharsi
01 Jul 91 to 31 Oct 94Group Captain Satish Kumar Sharma9553 F(P)Stn CdrSingharsi
28 Nov 94 to 14 Jan 97Group Captain Kambiranda Poovaiah Devia12949 F(P)Stn CdrSingharsi
15 Jan 97 to 20 Aug 00Group Captain Shrikant Hanamantrao Kulkarni13138 F(P)Stn CdrSingharsi
21 Aug 00 to 15 Aug 02Group Captain Vijay Kumar Bali13787 F(P)Stn CdrSingharsi
16 Aug 02 to 11 Apr 05Group Captain Shamsher Singh15197 F(P)Stn CdrSingharsi
12 Apr 05 to 18 Jul 07Group Captain Davender Singh Jain15016 F(P)Stn CdrSingharsi
18 Jul 07 to 30 Nov 08Group Captain Radhakrishnan Radhish17853 F(P)Stn CdrSingharsi
05 Jun 17 to 22 Jul 19Group Captain Abhishek JhaStn CdrSingharsi

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