Advance HQ, South Western Air Command

Date Raised : 1991-06-01 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.
Unit previously existed as AFLC SWAC

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
01 Jun 91 to 30 Nov 92Air Commodore Manbir Singh6771 GD(P)AOCPune
29 Dec 92 to 30 Nov 93Air Commodore Inder Jit Singh Boparai7691 GD(P)AOCPune
Unknown to Air Commodore Babu Ajit Kumar Shetty10110 GD(P)AOCPune
01 Aug 98 to 31 Mar 99Air Commodore Ramesh Vishwanath Phadke10895 GD(P)AOCPune
Unknown to Air Commodore Prakash Prahalad Dani12214 GD(P)AOCPune
Unknown to Air Commodore Rakesh Kacker12951 F(P)AOCPune
Unknown to Air Commodore Ramesh Malhotra13590 F(P)AOCPune
Unknown to Air Commodore Amar Singh Ganpatrao Patil13272 F(P)AOCPune
Unknown to Air Vice Marshal Keshav Gopal Bewoor13570 F(P)AOCPune
Unknown to Air Vice Marshal Subramanyam Sukumar14672 F(P)AOCPune
01 Jun 12 to 30 Apr 15Air Vice Marshal Arjun Subramaniam16592 F(P)AOCPune
01 May 15 to Air Vice Marshal Thazhathupulikunnel Devasia Joseph16964 F(P)AOCPune
04 Jan 16 to Air Vice Marshal Amit Dev16972 F(P)AOCPune
Unknown to Air Vice Marshal Sanjeev Narayan Deshpande16559 F(P)AOCPune
Unknown to Air Vice Marshal Mohan Kumar Rao17343 F(P)AOCPune
Unknown to 31 Jan 23Air Vice Marshal Anil Sabharwal18553 F(P)AOCPune
01 Feb 23 to 02 Jul 23Air Vice Marshal Samir Jayasinha Pendse20495 F(P)AOCPune
03 Jul 23 to Air Vice Marshal Ramamoorthy Ravi Shankar20152 F(P)AOCPune

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