8 Care and Maintenance Unit


Date Raised : 1963-10-22 Disbanded : 2014-11-13 Location : Bakshi-ka-Talab
8 C&MU was established at 15 wing (Bareilly) on 22 Oct 63. The Units moved to its present location i.e. Bakshi-Ka-Talab during 1966 under the administrative and functional control of Headquarters Central Air Command. Wg Cdr RK Kukkar was the first Commanding Officer of 8 C&MU. Initially formed to provide basic facilities at short notice to aircraft as and when required to operate front the airfield. Laterally it was transformed to 38 Wing on 14 Nov 14. 11 Sqn moved in to the station in 1966. They used to operate ferry trips to Car-Nicobar. 21 Sqn moved into this station as 11 Sqn had moved out of this base in 1975. The Sqn was equipped with 'Gnat' aircraft. Air Defence Flight moved into this base in the year 1980. It was equipped with the marut aircraft. The Air Defence Flight was re-equipped with T-77 aircraft at this base in 1983. The AD Flight moved to Bareilly in Apr 92. 71 RMU moved into this base in 1992. The Units moved out to Allahabad in Oct 96. AD flight moved into this station on 15 Oct 99. The flight with its limited number of MiG-21 T-96 aircraft. 35 Sqn AF moved to this base on 05 jan 2006. 0. The AD flight went into the annals of history on its number plating on 30 June 06

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
10 Aug 66 to 04 Aug 69Wing Commander Ranjit Kumar Kukar4103 F(P)Stn CdrBakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc
05 Aug 69 to 30 Jul 72Wing Commander Somendra Kumar Roy4032 F(P)Stn CdrBakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc
11 Sep 72 to 17 Sep 74Wing Commander Swatantra Kumar Goel4684 F(P)Stn CdrBakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc
18 Sep 74 to 19 Jun 75Wing Commander Chander Parkash Puri4917 F(P)Stn CdrBakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc
20 Jun 75 to 23 Feb 76Wing Commander Satya Prakash4988 F(P)Stn CdrBakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc
24 Feb 76 to 06 Dec 76Wing Commander Bidyut Mukhuty5196 F(P)Stn CdrBakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc
07 Dec 76 to 11 Mar 77Squadron Leader Pattonath Madhavan Lokanathan7406 F(P)Stn CdrBakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc
12 Mar 77 to 03 Aug 77Squadron Leader Jogendra Singh Sisodia7696 F(P)Stn CdrBakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc
04 Aug 77 to 06 Jan 78Squadron Leader Hari Krishna Sharma8276 AE(M)Stn CdrBakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc
27 Jan 78 to 12 Jun 78Squadron Leader Ashok Vinayak Moghe4881 GD(P)Stn CdrBakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc
13 Jun 78 to 07 Aug 81Squadron Leader Manik Lal Banerji6331 F(N)Stn CdrBakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc
08 Aug 81 to 17 Jun 83Wing Commander Aditya Vikram Pethia8384 F(P)Stn Cdr - Concurrently Flt Cdr ADFBakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc
18 Jun 83 to 13 Jun 84Wing Commander Seranjit Singh Bassley8440 F(P)Stn CdrBakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc
14 Jun 84 to 28 Dec 84Wing Commander Chandrashekhar Ramachandra Dantale8944 F(P)Stn CdrBakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc
29 Dec 84 to 06 Jul 86Wing Commander Arun Kumar Singh9521 F(P)Stn CdrBakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc
07 Jul 86 to 03 Jul 88Wing Commander Om Prakash Sharma10869 F(P)Stn CdrBakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc
04 Jul 88 to 03 Apr 91Wing Commander Maheshwarsingh Thakursingh Baran10868 F(P)Stn CdrBakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc
04 Apr 91 to 23 Jun 91 A GuptaStn CdrBakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc
24 Jun 91 to 26 Jun 92Group Captain Arun Vasant Sathaye9039 F(P)Stn CdrBakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc
10 Aug 92 to 22 Aug 94Wing Commander Surnar Singh Grewal11334 F(P)Stn CdrBakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc
18 Nov 94 to 31 Oct 96Wing Commander Satish Sharma11656 F(P)Stn CdrBakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc
03 Feb 97 to 31 May 98Wing Commander Animesh Mukherji13593 F(P)Stn CdrBakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc
01 Jun 98 to 16 Jul 00Wing Commander Charles James Weir14697 F(P)Stn CdrBakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc
17 Jul 00 to 19 Jun 01Group Captain Charles James Weir14697 F(P)Stn CdrBakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc
20 Aug 01 to 06 Jun 03Group Captain Nasir Loyd Khan15058 F(P)Stn CdrBakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc
07 Jun 03 to 28 Mar 04Wing Commander Vellore Doraiswamy Eshwar16994 F(P)Stn CdrBakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc
29 Mar 04 to 11 Jul 04Wing Commander Atanu Chatterjee18078 F(P)Stn CdrBakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc
12 Jul 04 to 17 Sep 06Group Captain Amit Tiwari16806 F(P)Stn CdrBakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc
19 Sep 06 to 19 Apr 07Group Captain Sreekumar Prabhakaran17318 F(P)Stn CdrBakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc
28 May 07 to 20 Oct 08Group Captain Rajiv Kumar Mendiratta16799 F(P)Stn CdrBakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc
03 Nov 08 to 30 May 10Group Captain Sanjeev Raj18276 F(P)Stn CdrBakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc
Unit continued existence as 38 Wing

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