9 Tactical Air Center


Location : Ambala Cantt
9 Tactical Air Centre was formed at 6 Wing (Barrackpore) in 1965 and was initially affiliated to 9 Mtn Div. in 1971. The Centre was affiliated to 2 Corps on its formation and moved to Krishnanagar and participated in Bangladesh Operations along with it. After the Operations it was -located at Ranchi and then moved to Kotkapura in Jun 72. In Mar 73, it moved to Chandimandir and Jan 84 it moved to " "Ambala, its present location.

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
25 Feb 65 to 27 Feb 66Wing Commander Pradyot Kumar Senapati2928 GD(P)COBarrackpore
28 Feb 66 to 21 Apr 67Group Captain Bhopindra Singh3025 GD(P)COBarrackpore
22 Apr 67 to 07 Jun 70Group Captain Baldeva Sahai Agnihotri1885 GD(N)COBarrackpore
08 Jun 70 to 28 Jun 73Group Captain Rameshwar Prasad Sinha3855 F(P)COBarrackpore/ Krishna
29 Jun 73 to 21 Aug 74Group Captain Chandra Kant Shantaram Raje4038 F(P)COChandimandir
22 Aug 74 to 16 Mar 77Group Captain Abhash Chander Jolly4225 F(P)COChandimandir
17 Mar 77 to 25 Mar 79Group Captain Arya Bhushan Lamba4713 F(P)COChandimandir
26 Mar 79 to 07 Jul 80Group Captain Sadanand Kulkarni5292 F(N)COChandimandir
11 Aug 80 to 13 Apr 81Group Captain Arun Kanti Mukherjee4416 F(P)COChandimandir
01 May 81 to 08 Jan 84Group Captain Manjunath Sadanand4994 F(P)COChandimandir
09 Jan 84 to 10 May 87Group Captain Shrlkrishna Vishnu Phatak6358 F(P)COAmbala
11 May 87 to 22 Jan 89Group Captain Kumarendra De7415 F(P)COAmbala
10 Apr 89 to 05 Jul 92Group Captain Vinod Kumar Malhotra7395 F(P)COAmbala
28 Sep 92 to 30 Nov 93Group Captain Prafullkumar Manohar Velankar10126 F(P)COAmbala
24 Jan 94 to 31 Aug 96Group Captain Dhanwant Singh Guram10916 F(P)COAmbala
30 Dec 96 to 16 Jan 00Group Captain Anil Gupta13242 F(P)COAmbala
17 Jan 00 to 21 Jun 01Group Captain Paramjit Singh Gill14097 F(P)COAmbala
16 Aug 01 to 27 Apr 03Group Captain Arvind Singh Karki15048 F(P)COAmbala
28 Apr 03 to 16 Jul 05Group Captain Paul Jacob14679 F(P)COAmbala
17 Jul 05 to 23 Nov 08Group Captain Ravi Bhate17342 F(P)COAmbala
24 Nov 08 to 19 Sep 10Group Captain Virendra Kumar Singh18306 F(P)COAmbala
20 Sep 10 to 31 Oct 11Group Captain Chandramohan Thakur20448 F(P)COAmbala

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