Central Air Command

Date Raised : 1963-06-10 Location : Allahabad
The Central Air Command was formed at Rani Kuthee, Calcutta in Mar 1962. However with need to increase vigil along the Indo-Nepal and Indo-Tibetan borders, Calcutta was considered inappropriate location for the Central Air Command Headquarters and it was relocated at Allahabad in February 1966. The task assigned to this Command is to patrol the North Central sector of this country from Himachal border to Sikkim. The area assigned to command stretches from Bareilly/Agra in the North to Bihta/Darbhanga in the East from Indo-Nepal border in the North to Nagpur in the South.
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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
10 Jun 63 to 04 Mar 66Air Vice Marshal Shivdev Singh1595 GD(P)AOC-in-CCalcutta
05 Mar 66 to 31 Dec 66Air Vice Marshal Kundan Lal Sondhi1566 GD(P)AOC-in-CCalcutta
01 Jan 67 to 28 Mar 68Air Vice Marshal Hari Chand Dewan1598 GD(P)AOC-in-CCalcutta
29 Mar 68 to 31 Mar 71Air Vice Marshal Hrushikesh Moolgavkar1644 GD(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
01 Apr 71 to 15 Jun 72Air Vice Marshal Maurice Barker1691 GD(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
16 Jun 72 to 25 Jun 72Air Vice Marshal Bandi Sreeramulu Krishnarao1727 GD(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
26 Jun 72 to 26 Jun 74Air Marshal Bandi Sreeramulu Krishnarao1727 GD(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
27 Jun 74 to 29 Feb 76Air Marshal Idris Hasan Latif1804 GD(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
01 Mar 76 to 31 Jan 77Air Marshal George Kanishtkumar John2132 GD(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
01 Feb 77 to 31 Dec 78Air Marshal Gian Dev Sharma1742 GD(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
10 Feb 79 to 20 Sep 81Air Marshal Trilochan Singh Brar2884 GD(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
21 Sep 81 to 31 Dec 83Air Marshal Balwant Wickram Chauhan3352 GD(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
01 Jan 84 to 31 Oct 84Air Marshal Denis Anthony Lafontaine3844 GD(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
06 Nov 84 to 31 May 86Air Marshal Ripu Daman Sahni3867 GD(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
01 Jun 86 to 31 Mar 87Air Marshal Johney William Greene4093 GD(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
01 Apr 87 to 29 Feb 88Air Marshal Nirmal Chandra Suri4236 GD(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
01 Mar 88 to 31 Dec 90Air Marshal Mohinder Singh Bawa4494 GD(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
11 Feb 91 to 30 Apr 92Air Marshal Swaroop Krishna Kaul4721 GD(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
01 May 92 to 26 Feb 93Air Marshal Pondicherry Jayarao Jayakumar5037 GD(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
01 Mar 93 to 31 May 95Air Marshal Naresh Kumar5057 GD(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
01 Jun 95 to 30 Jun 96Air Marshal Dev Nath Rathore5780 GD(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
01 Jul 96 to 31 Mar 97Air Marshal Vinod Patney6125 GD(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
01 Apr 97 to 30 Nov 97Air Marshal Srinivasapuram Krishnaswamy6338 GD(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
22 Dec 97 to 31 Oct 99Air Marshal Vinod Kumar Bhatia6497 GD(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
01 Nov 99 to 31 Jul 00Air Marshal Vinod Patney6125 GD(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
01 Aug 00 to 30 Apr 02Air Marshal Vinod Kumar Verma6528 GD(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
01 May 02 to 31 Jan 03Air Marshal Shashindra Pal Tyagi8130 GD(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
01 Feb 03 to 31 Mar 04Air Marshal Brijendra Mohan Bali8438 GD(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
01 Apr 04 to 30 Apr 05Air Marshal Raghu Rajan8997 GD(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
01 May 05 to 31 Oct 06Air Marshal Jaspal Singh Gujral11300 GD(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
01 Nov 06 to 31 Dec 07Air Marshal Pradeep Vasant Naik12005 GD(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
31 Dec 07 to 30 Jun 09Air Marshal Packiam Paul Rajkumar12018 GD(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
01 Jul 09 to 31 Oct 11Air Marshal Gurdip Singh Kochar13149 F(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
01 Nov 11 to 31 May 12Air Marshal Arup Raha13910 F(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
01 Jun 12 to 31 Jul 14Air Marshal Jasvinder Chauhan14079 F(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
01 Aug 14 to 31 Dec 15Air Marshal Kulwant Singh Gill15220 F(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
01 Jan 16 to 31 Dec 18Air Marshal Shyam Bihari Prasad Sinha16053 F(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
01 Jan 19 to 31 Jan 21Air Marshal Rajesh Kumar16770 F(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
01 Feb 21 to 31 May 21Air Marshal Amit Tiwari16806 F(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
01 Jul 21 to 30 Jun 22Air Marshal Richard John Duckworth17136 F(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad
01 Jul 22 to 31 Jan 23Air Marshal Amar Preet Singh17695 F(P)AOC-in-CAllahabad

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