Air Force Laison Cell (SWAC)

Disbanded : 1991-05-31 Location : Pune
HQ Western India based at Pune moved to Bombay and was redesignated as HQ Maritime Air Operations on 15 July 1971. As a result of this move, a need for an establishment at Pune was felt to liason with HQ Southern Command of the Indian Army. Consequently, Air Force Liaison Cell at Pune was setup on 7 July 1971. In May 1991 as a result of the reorganisation of the Indian Army Commands, AFLC at Pune was upgraded to an Adv HQ of SWAC. The staff from Adv HQ, CAC at Lucknow moved to Pune to take up this role. Adv HQ, SWAC supervises No. 2 and 12 TAC.

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
07 Jul 71 to 23 Sep 72Wing Commander Venkataraman Srinivas Iyer4330 GD(N)COPune
06 Dec 72 to 17 Sep 74Wing Commander Suresh Sitaram Sane4501 GD(P)COPune
18 Sep 74 to 09 Jun 75Wing Commander John Albert Ratnam Balraj4575 GD(P)COPune
23 Jun 75 to 25 Apr 79Wing Commander Hitendra Nath Koul4351 GD(P)COPune
26 Apr 79 to 28 Nov 80Group Captain Parm Jit Singh4603 GD(P)COPune
01 Jan 81 to 31 Jul 81Group Captain Prabhakar Jaywant Jakatdar4237 GD(P)COPune
03 Aug 81 to 05 Nov 81Group Captain Debatosh Banerjee5800 GD(P)COPune
06 Nov 81 to 01 Nov 83Group Captain Norbert Joseph Misquitta5314 GD(P)COPune
02 Nov 83 to 29 Dec 84Group Captain Kalpathy Annanthakrishna Hariharan5185 GD(P)COPune
31 Dec 84 to 16 Sep 86Group Captain Chandra Krishna Kumar Menon5699 GD(P)COPune
17 Feb 88 to 31 May 91Group Captain Rajeev Moresh Maindarkar7222 GD(P)COPune
Unit continued existence as AdvSWAC

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