Advance HQ, Eastern Air Command


Date Raised : 1971-07-07 Location : Calcutta
When EAC was redesignated as CAC and moved from Fort William to Allahabad, an Air Force Liason Cell (AFLC) was left behind at Fort William, co-located with the Army. In July 1971, this cell was redesignated as Advance HQ, Eastern Air Command. It played an important role in the 1971 war. Till 1986 it had 2 TAC's under its command. On raising of 3 Corps in 1986, another TAC at Dimapur was setup. A Signal Units was formed on 15 April 1987 to provide operational communciation support to Adv HQ
Unit previously existed as AFLC EAC

Commanding Officers


01 Apr 61 - 02 Mar 62
Air Commodore
Kanwar Jaswant Singh
1587 GD(P)
AOC
Shillong

03 Mar 62 - 09 Jun 63
Air Commodore
Teja Singh Virk
1621 F(N)
AOC
Shillong

07 Jul 71 - 14 Dec 73
Air Commodore
Solomon Purushottam
1928 F(P)
AOC
Calcutta

17 Dec 73 - 31 Dec 75
Air Commodore
Harbinder Singh Bedi
3324 F(P)
AOC
Calcutta

01 Jan 76 - 31 Jan 78
Air Commodore
Madhu Sudan Ray
3469 F(N)
AOC
Calcutta

23 Jun 78 - 02 Jan 79
Air Commodore
Surendra Nath Kawlra
3945 F(P)
AOC
Calcutta

02 Jan 79 - 09 Sep 79
Air Commodore
Venkataraman Srinivas Iyer
4330 F(N)
AOC
Calcutta

10 Sep 79 - 09 Aug 81
Air Commodore
Manish Kumar Rudra
4358 F(P)
AOC
Calcutta

10 Aug 81 - 31 Dec 84
Air Commodore
Ramachandra Shenoy Sudhakaran
4780 F(N)
AOC
Calcutta

29 Mar 85 - 04 Feb 86
Air Commodore
Sindhaghatta Subbaramu
5371 F(P)
AOC
Calcutta

05 Feb 86 - 30 Sep 87
Air Commodore
Murari Lal Trehon
4577 F(P)
AOC
Calcutta

01 Oct 87 - 31 Dec 90
Air Commodore
Ranbir Singh Rana
5106 F(P)
AOC
Calcutta

05 Jan 91 - 30 Sep 92
Air Commodore
Tushar Sen
6006 F(P)
AOC
Calcutta

15 Mar 93 - 31 Oct 97
Air Commodore
Rajinder Mohan Singh Datta
8711 F(P)
AOC
Calcutta

01 Nov 97 - 23 Dec 98
Air Commodore
Sadhashivan Radhakrishnan
12408 F(P)
AOC
Calcutta

24 Dec 98 - 31 Aug 99
Air Commodore
Prakash Narayandas Devy
8745 F(P)
AOC
Calcutta

20 Dec 99 - 22 Mar 03
Air Commodore
Manovinder Shamsher Bahadur Singh Jauhar
12201 F(P)
AOC
Calcutta

28 Apr 03 - 08 Dec 03
Air Commodore
Devdas Banerjee
12192 F(P)
AOC
Calcutta

12 Jan 04 - 30 Apr 06
Air Commodore
Krishna Kumar Swaminathan
13251 F(P)
AOC
Calcutta

17 Jul 06 - 26 Apr 07
Air Commodore
Ramesh Rai
14669 F(P)
AOC
Calcutta

30 Jul 07 - 31 Jul 09
Air Commodore
Dilip Dinkar Mandpe
13937 F(P)
AOC
Calcutta

03 Aug 09 - 31 Jul 10
Air Commodore
Bhabani Charan Talukdar
13923 F(P)
AOC
Calcutta

06 Dec 10 - 01 Jul 12
Air Commodore
B Chandrasekhar
17726 F(P)
AOC
Calcutta

02 Jul 12 - 31 Dec 14
Air Vice Marshal
Harinder Jeet Walia
16418 F(N)
AOC
Calcutta

01 Jan 15 - 15 May 16
Air Vice Marshal
Kalarikal Puttur Unnikrishnan Nair
17023 F(N)
AOC
Calcutta

16 May 16 - 30 Apr 18
Air Vice Marshal
Vikram Singh
17699 F(P)
AOC
Calcutta

28 May 18 - 19 Jun 19
Air Vice Marshal
Dinesh Kumar Awasthi
18079 F(P)
AOC
Calcutta

20 Jun 19 -
Air Vice Marshal
Guttikonda Amara Prasad Babu
17714 F(P)
AOC
Calcutta

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