9 Wing


Date Raised : 1950-03-16 Location : Halwara
Originally raised as 36 Wing at Palam on 16 March 1950, it moved to Halwara and subsequently renamed to 9 Wing on 29 Jan 1955. Halwara played an active role in both the 1965 and 1971 wars. In recent years, it was home to the last of the MiG-23BN Units

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
16 Mar 50 to 08 Aug 51Wing CommanderHrushikesh Moolgavkar1644 F(P)Stn CdrHalwara
Unknown to 20 Nov 62Wing CommanderSamir Banerji2881 F(P)Stn CdrHalwara
21 Nov 62 to 05 Jan 66Group CaptainGeorge Kanishtkumar John2132 F(P)Stn CdrHalwara
06 Jan 66 to 30 Apr 69Group CaptainDilbagh Singh2998 F(P)Stn CdrHalwara
01 May 69 to 03 Mar 72Group CaptainChandra Kant Viswanath Gole3652 F(P)Stn CdrHalwara
04 Mar 72 to 05 Jan 75Group CaptainNarinder Chatrath3959 F(P)Stn CdrHalwara
06 Jan 75 to 15 Jul 76Group CaptainMan Singh4094 F(P)Stn CdrHalwara
16 Jul 76 to 28 Dec 77Group CaptainPrithi Singh4480 F(P)Stn CdrHalwara
21 Nov 79 to 23 Jan 81Air CommodoreUpkar Singh4658 F(P)AOCHalwara
23 Jan 81 to 06 Jan 84Air CommodoreAjit Singh Lamba4877 F(P)AOCHalwara
06 Jan 84 to 10 Feb 86Air CommodoreRanjit Singh Bedi5120 F(P)AOCHalwara
10 Feb 86 to 30 Dec 87Air CommodorePratap Rao5188 F(P)AOCHalwara
30 Dec 87 to 22 Jan 89Air CommodoreDev Nath Rathore5780 F(P)AOCHalwara
23 Jan 89 to 11 Jan 91Air CommodoreVinod Kumar Verma6528 F(P)AOCHalwara
11 Jan 91 to 08 Mar 92Air CommodoreTeshter Jall Master7224 F(P)AOCHalwara
09 Mar 92 to 27 Aug 93Air CommodoreSitaramaiah Pingali7674 F(P)AOCHalwara
11 Oct 93 to 19 Nov 95Air CommodoreGopalasamudram Mahadevan Vishwanathan9056 F(P)AOCHalwara
20 Nov 95 to 05 Jan 98Air CommodoreKalathil Payan Sreekanth10508 F(P)AOCHalwara
05 Jan 98 to 03 Jun 00Air CommodoreSaravjit Singh Hothi12215 F(P)AOCHalwara
03 Jun 00 to 02 Sep 01Air CommodoreGurcharan Singh Bhogal12504 F(P)AOCHalwara
03 Sep 01 to 17 Oct 03Air CommodoreSanjay Kumar Jayaswal13134 F(P)AOCHalwara
18 Oct 03 to 02 Jan 05Air CommodoreVijay Kumar Bali13787 F(P)AOCHalwara
03 Jan 05 to 30 Aug 06Air CommodoreAnil Chopra13368 F(P)AOCHalwara
01 Sep 06 to 31 Dec 07Air CommodorePradeep Mallappa Katti15005 F(P)AOCHalwara
Unknown to Group CaptainVikram Singh17699 F(P)Stn CdrHalwara
Unknown to 29 Nov 10Air CommodoreVikram Singh17699 F(P)AOCHalwara
30 Nov 10 to Air CommodoreAshwani Kumar Nabh16608 F(P)AOCHalwara
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