9 Wing


Date Raised : 1955-01-21 Location : Halwara
Originally raised as 306 Wing at Palam on 16 March 1950, it moved to Halwara and subsequently renamed to 9 Wing on 29 Jan 1955. Halwara was built on an abandoned forward airstrip and 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
Unit previously existed as 306 Wing

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
21 Jan 55 to 19 Apr 55Wing Commander Jagbir Singh Bolarya1663 GD(P)Stn CdrHalwara
19 Apr 55 to 07 Nov 77Wing Commander Anil Kanta Ganguly1677 GD(P)Stn CdrHalwara
07 Nov 57 to 18 Jun 60Wing Commander Pundalik Basawant Rao Pawar2123 GD(P)Stn CdrHalwara
18 Jun 60 to 03 Oct 62Wing Commander Samir Banerji2881 F(P)Stn CdrHalwara
03 Oct 62 to 20 Nov 62Wing Commander George Kanishtkumar John2132 F(P)Stn CdrHalwara
21 Nov 62 to 05 Jan 66Group Captain George Kanishtkumar John2132 F(P)Stn CdrHalwara
06 Jan 66 to 30 Apr 69Group Captain Dilbagh Singh2998 F(P)Stn CdrHalwara
01 May 69 to 03 Mar 72Group Captain Chandra Kant Viswanath Gole3652 F(P)Stn CdrHalwara
04 Mar 72 to 05 Jan 75Group Captain Narinder Chatrath3959 F(P)Stn CdrHalwara
06 Jan 75 to 15 Jul 76Group Captain Man Singh4094 F(P)Stn CdrHalwara
16 Jul 76 to 28 Dec 77Group Captain Prithi Singh4480 F(P)Stn CdrHalwara
19 Dec 77 to 20 Nov 79Group Captain Upkar Singh4658 F(P)Stn CdrHalwara
21 Nov 79 to 23 Jan 81Air Commodore Upkar Singh4658 F(P)AOCHalwara
23 Jan 81 to 06 Jan 84Air Commodore Ajit Singh Lamba4877 F(P)AOCHalwara
06 Jan 84 to 10 Feb 86Air Commodore Ranjit Singh Bedi5120 F(P)AOCHalwara
10 Feb 86 to 30 Dec 87Air Commodore Pratap Rao5188 F(P)AOCHalwara
30 Dec 87 to 22 Jan 89Air Commodore Dev Nath Rathore5780 F(P)AOCHalwara
23 Jan 89 to 11 Jan 91Air Commodore Vinod Kumar Verma6528 F(P)AOCHalwara
11 Jan 91 to 08 Mar 92Air Commodore Teshter Jall Master7224 F(P)AOCHalwara
09 Mar 92 to 27 Aug 93Air Commodore Sitaramaiah Pingali7674 F(P)AOCHalwara
11 Oct 93 to 19 Nov 95Air Commodore Gopalasamudram Mahadevan Vishwanathan9056 F(P)AOCHalwara
20 Nov 95 to 05 Jan 98Air Commodore Kalathil Payan Sreekanth10508 F(P)AOCHalwara
05 Jan 98 to 03 Jun 00Air Commodore Saravjit Singh Hothi12215 F(P)AOCHalwara
03 Jun 00 to 02 Sep 01Air Commodore Gurcharan Singh Bhogal12504 F(P)AOCHalwara
03 Sep 01 to 17 Oct 03Air Commodore Sanjay Kumar Jayaswal13134 F(P)AOCHalwara
18 Oct 03 to 02 Jan 05Air Commodore Vijay Kumar Bali13787 F(P)AOCHalwara
03 Jan 05 to 30 Aug 06Air Commodore Anil Chopra13368 F(P)AOCHalwara
01 Sep 06 to 31 Dec 07Air Commodore Pradeep Mallappa Katti15005 F(P)AOCHalwara
01 Jan 08 to 31 Aug 09Air Commodore Anil Chaudhary14564 F(P)AOCHalwara
01 Sep 09 to 03 Aug 10Group Captain Vikram Singh17699 F(P)Stn CdrHalwara
04 Aug 10 to 29 Nov 10Air Commodore Vikram Singh17699 F(P)AOCHalwara
30 Nov 10 to 13 Jun 12Air Commodore Ashwani Kumar Nabh16608 F(P)AOCHalwara
14 Jun 12 to 13 Jun 14Air Commodore Ravi Gopal Krishana Kapoor18253 F(P)AOCHalwara

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