Air Force Communication Centre


Date Raised : 2000-03-01 Location : New Delhi
Air Force Communication Centre (AFCC) was established way back in 1945 with the name, Royal Air Force Signal Centre. On August 15, 1947, as India became independent, it continued to function with the name Royal Indian Air Force (RIAF) Signal Centre to provide voice and data communication to Air HQ at Vayu Bhawan and RK Puram. As India became republic on January 26, 1950 the name of this centre changed as IAF Signal Centre. Later, it was commonly known as Air Force Signal Centre (AFSC) till March 2000. Keeping in view the changed role, it was renamed as Air Force Communication Centre. Toady, AFCC operates from six different locations namely Sena Bhawan, Vayu Bhawan, RK Puram, Ridge, 412 Air Force Station and Transmitting Station, Gurgaon. As per the policy, this centre is responsible for signals and telecommunication facilities to Air HQs and lodger Unitss. It is also responsible for frequency monitoring of Air Force W/T, R/T and beacons, technical evaluation and field trials of communication equipment.
Unit previously existed as IAFSC

Commanding Officers


01 Mar 00 - 30 Jun 03
Group Captain
Vinod Kumar Tiwari
13198 AE(L)
CO
New Delhi

01 Jul 03 - 31 Aug 04
Group Captain
Ramaiyer Padmanabhan
13475 AE(L)
CO
New Delhi

01 Sep 04 - 16 Aug 07
Group Captain
Subhash Chandra Luthra
15105 AE(L)
CO
New Delhi

17 Aug 07 - 11 Jun 10
Group Captain
Shashank Kulkarni
16929 AE(L)
CO
New Delhi

12 Jun 10 - 07 Oct 11
Group Captain
Raghvendra Kumar Tripathi
18754 AE(L)
CO
New Delhi

01 Nov 12 - 01 Feb 15
Air Commodore
Anil Sharma
17640 AE(L)
AOC
New Delhi

02 Feb 15 - 01 Jan 17
Air Commodore
Pijush Mukherjee
17671 AE(L)
AOC
New Delhi

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