6 Tactical Air Center


Date Raised : 1962-12-17 Location : Srinagar
6 Tactical Air Centre of the Indian Air Force was formed at Leh on 17 Dec 62. The Centre was raised as a result of the overall plan of expansion of the Indian Air Force during the Sino-Indian conflict. The role of the Units was to conduct OAS, Exercises and Training within the area of responsibility of Ladakh. In Oct 71, the centre moved to Jalandhar and was affiliated to Head Quarters 11 Corps. During 1971 Indo Pak War it moved to Dera Baba Nanak area. In 1972 the centre moved to Srinagar " "and is affiliated to Head Quarters 15 Corps ever since.

Commanding Officers


25 Jan 63 - 11 Jun 64
Group Captain
Soli Cursetji Kaikobad
2119 GD(P)
CO
Leh

12 Jun 64 - 15 Aug 65
Group Captain
Walter Vernon Alexander Lloyd
2623 F(P)
CO
Leh

12 Sep 65 - 01 Jun 66
Group Captain
Kashinath Baburao Joshi
2427 GD(P)
CO
Leh

09 Aug 66 - 11 Sep 67
Group Captain
Harbans Singh Monga
3162 F(P)
CO
Leh

19 Sep 67 - 29 Mar 68
Group Captain
Peter Maynard Wilson
3590 F(P)
CO
Leh

04 Apr 68 - 25 Jun 69
Group Captain
Shanti Swarup Enand
1989 GD(N)
CO
Leh

05 Jul 69 - 17 Aug 70
Group Captain
Sudhindra Kumar Majumdar
3484 F(P)
CO
Leh

18 Aug 70 - 07 Nov 71
Group Captain
Prabhakar Shanker Dere
3883 F(P)
CO
Leh/ Jallandhar

08 Nov 71 - 06 Apr 74
Group Captain
Subodh Chandra Gajjar
4008 F(N)
CO
Jallandhar/ Srinagar

20 May 74 - 29 Feb 76
Group Captain
Alexander Puthenpurackal Jacob
4118 F(N)
CO
Srinagar

01 Jun 76 - 19 Jul 76
Wing Commander
Sube Singh Malik
4663 F(P)
CO
Srinagar

20 Jul 76 - 12 Feb 78
Group Captain
Sube Singh Malik
4663 F(P)
CO
Srinagar

17 Apr 78 - 12 Apr 79
Group Captain
William George Beddoe
4686 F(P)
CO
Srinagar

01 Apr 80 - 20 Sep 80
Group Captain
Ranbir Singh
5088 F(N)
CO
Srinagar

09 Mar 81 - 14 Feb 83
Group Captain
Dhan Singh Nagi
5305 F(P)
CO
Srinagar

15 Feb 83 - 31 Jul 85
Group Captain
Mohinder Paul
5126 F(P)
CO
Srinagar

06 Jun 86 - 23 Mar 88
Group Captain
Darshan Singh Basra
6519 F(P)
CO
Srinagar

24 Mar 88 - 25 Mar 90
Group Captain
Jagjeet Singh Rehil
9452 F(P)
CO
Srinagar

26 Mar 90 - 09 Feb 92
Group Captain
Narendrajit Singh Rishi
9025 F(P)
CO
Srinagar

10 Feb 92 - 07 Feb 94
Group Captain
Biraja Prasad Patnaik
8754 F(P)
CO
Srinagar

22 Apr 94 - 31 Jul 95
Group Captain
Apparanda Mudapa Ganapathy
9759 F(P)
CO
Srinagar

01 Aug 95 - 11 Aug 97
Group Captain
Mohinder Pal Singh Gill
13604 F(P)
CO
Srinagar

01 Oct 97 - 16 Apr 00
Group Captain
Jai Ramdas Shirpurkar
14298 F(P)
CO
Srinagar

17 Apr 00 - 09 Oct 02
Group Captain
Jugal Kumar Bhuyan
14115 F(P)
CO
Srinagar

10 Oct 02 - 09 Nov 03
Group Captain
Rakesh Kumar Negi
15869 F(P)
CO
Srinagar

10 Nov 03 - 30 Jun 06
Group Captain
Sandip Banerjee
15892 F(P)
CO
Srinagar

01 Jul 06 - 30 Sep 07
Group Captain
Rajesh Isser
16968 F(P)
CO
Srinagar

01 Oct 07 - 04 Jun 09
Group Captain
Wunnava Venkata Rama Rao
18111 F(P)
CO
Srinagar

30 Jun 09 - 23 Aug 10
Group Captain
Sunil Kumar
17713 F(P)
CO
Srinagar

24 Aug 10 - 25 Sep 11
Group Captain
Kanthalloor Saraswathy Kumar Suresh
18822 F(P)
CO
Srinagar

13 May 13 - 13 Oct 14
Group Captain
Rohit Chandra
21564 F(P)
CO
Srinagar

17 Jun 16 - 27 Jan 18
Group Captain
Vineet Aggarwal
21038 F(N)
CO
Srinagar

28 Jan 18 - 06 May 18
Group Captain
P Venkateshwarlu

CO
Srinagar

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