Andaman and Nicobar Command

Date Raised : 2001-10-01 Location : Port Blair
The Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) is the first integrated theatre command in India with headquarters at Port Blair and setup in October 2001. It is commanded by a three-star officer (rank of Lieutenant General of the Indian Army or equivalent) who reports directly to the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee in New Delhi. The Chief of Staff of the command is a two-star officer; each component (sea, land, air) is commanded by a one-star officer.

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
12 Dec 01 to 11 Jan 04Air Commodore Krishna Kumar Swaminathan13251 F(P)AOCCPort Blair
16 Feb 04 to 19 Jun 05Air Commodore Kesava Kurup Vijay Kumar13396 F(P)AOCCPort Blair
20 Jun 05 to 01 Jul 07Air Commodore Jugal Kumar Bhuyan14115 F(P)AOCCPort Blair
02 Dec 06 to 31 Dec 07Air Marshal Packiam Paul Rajkumar12018 F(P)C-in-CPort Blair
02 Jul 07 to 31 Jan 09Air Commodore Shalabh Srivastava13782 F(P)AOCCPort Blair
01 Jan 08 to 30 Sep 08Air Marshal Sadhashivan Radhakrishnan12408 F(P)C-in-CPort Blair
20 Apr 09 to 06 Jun 10Air Commodore Anil Golani16986 F(P)AOCCPort Blair
07 Jun 10 to 06 May 12Air Commodore Guttikonda Amara Prasad Babu17714 F(P)AOCCPort Blair
07 May 12 to 29 Dec 13Air Commodore Bakul Vaikunthrai Upadhyay18281 F(P)AOCCPort Blair
02 Nov 12 to 31 May 14Air Marshal Pramod Kumar Roy14100 F(P)C-in-CPort Blair
30 Dec 13 to 01 Jul 16Air Commodore Arun Bhaskar Gupta18121 F(P)AOCCPort Blair
01 May 18 to 30 Nov 18Air Commodore Kenneth Allen18805 F(P)AOCCPort Blair

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