6 Wing


Date Raised : 1951-08-16 Location : Barrackpore
Air Force Station Barrackpore airfield was one of the foremost Allied air bases to fight the Japanese Forces during WW Il. In 1944, the Air Force Base at Barrackpore was formed into a group called 2 Indian Group. This group was disbanded in early 1950 to form the 357 MU. On March 16, 1950 it was renamed as 310 Station under the operational command of the IAF. On August 16, 1951, this Station was renamed as Air Force Station Barrackpore, 6 Wing. Air Force Station Barackpore is a major service centre of EAC. An Air Force Liaison Cell was set up in April 1959 to monitor overhaul of Dakota aircraft by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. The role of the Unit was revised to include technical and logistics liaison for major servicing and repair of Caribou and subsequently the An-32 aircraft. The Unit also liaises with HAL for the overhaul of the Chetak and Cheetah Helicopter, and the HPT-32. An Airmen Selection Centre initially known as Air Force Recruiting Office has been in existence in this region since 1950.
Unit previously existed as 310 Wing

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
16 Aug 51 to 27 Jan 53Wing Commander Anantha Ananthanarayanan1607 GD(P)Stn CdrBarrackpore
28 Jan 53 to 19 Jun 53Wing Commander Kartik Chandra Sarkar1589 GD(P)Stn CdrBarrackpore
20 Jun 53 to 14 Oct 57Group Captain Yeshwant Vinayak Malse1616 F(P)Stn CdrBarrackpore
15 Oct 57 to 19 Jan 61Group Captain Ranendu Sen1618 GD(P)Stn CdrBarrackpore
20 Jan 61 to 20 Jan 63Group Captain Chodagam Satyanarayana1610 GD(P)Stn CdrBarrackpore
21 Jan 63 to 02 Jan 65Group Captain Damodar Madhao Oka1813 GD(P)Stn CdrBarrackpore
14 Jan 65 to 21 Nov 66Group Captain Shanil Kumar Mukerji1744 GD(P)Stn CdrBarrackpore
03 Feb 67 to 03 Jan 68Group Captain Swaranjit Singh1901 F(N)Stn CdrBarrackpore
04 Jan 68 to 16 Jan 70Group Captain Madhu Sudan Ray3469 F(N)Stn CdrBarrackpore
Unknown to Group Captain Venkataraman Srinivas Iyer4330 F(N)Stn CdrBarrackpore
Unknown to Group Captain Shiv Nath Rathour5580 F(N)Stn CdrBarrackpore
31 Jul 83 to 22 Aug 86Group Captain Krishan Kumar Chauhan7140 F(N)Stn CdrBarrackpore
14 Oct 86 to 11 Sep 87Group Captain Govind Chandra Singh Rajwar8103 F(N)Stn CdrBarrackpore
08 May 89 to 27 Apr 92Group Captain Sumit Kumar Das8993 F(P)Stn CdrBarrackpore
28 Apr 92 to 03 Jul 94Group Captain Prem Prakash Singh12206 F(P)Stn CdrBarrackpore
04 Jul 94 to 31 Mar 96Group Captain Manab Jyoti Bagchi11019 F(N)Stn CdrBarrackpore
01 Apr 96 to 03 Sep 00Group Captain Vijay Kumar Maheshwari12242 F(N)Stn CdrBarrackpore
04 Sep 00 to 06 Jan 03Group Captain Vaidya Nathan Babu13386 F(P)Stn CdrBarrackpore
13 Jan 03 to 29 Jun 04Group Captain Arun Purushottam Garud14692 F(P)Stn CdrBarrackpore
01 Jun 08 to 01 Dec 09Group Captain Kalarikal Puttur Unnikrishnan Nair17023 F(N)Stn CdrBarrackpore
Unknown to Group Captain Pankaj Vishnoi17347 F(P)Stn CdrBarrackpore
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