Advance HQ, South Western Air Command


Date Raised : 1991-06-01 Location : Pune
Adv HQ, SWAC is the joint ops organization of the Air Force collocated with the Army at HQ Southern Command, Pune. Up to May 91, HQ Southern Command had only a small element of the IAF, in the form of an AFLC, with a Gp Capt at its helm. The reorganization of the two Army commands, led to AFLC at SOUTHCOM being moved to Lucknow with CENTCOM and in its place, Adv HQ of CAC being moved to SOUTHCOM, to form Adv HQ SWAC on 01 Jun 1991. Home to 2 and 12 TACs.

Commanding Officers


01 Jun 91 - 30 Nov 92
Air Commodore
Manbir Singh
6771 F(P)
AOC
Pune

29 Dec 92 - 30 Nov 93
Air Commodore
Inder Jit Singh Boparai
7691 F(P)
AOC
Pune

Unknown -
Air Commodore
Ramesh Vishwanath Phadke
10895 F(P)
AOC
Pune

Unknown -
Air Vice Marshal
Subramanyam Sukumar
14672 F(P)
AOC
Pune

Unknown -
Air Vice Marshal
Arjun Subramaniam
16592 F(P)
AOC
Pune

Unknown -
Air Vice Marshal
Thazhathupulikunnel Devasia Joseph
16964 F(P)
AOC
Pune

04 Jan 16 -
Air Vice Marshal
Amit Dev
16972 F(P)
AOC
Pune

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