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Eastern Air Command

EAC was first raised at Rani Kutir in Calcutta. Then it was shifted to Tezpur in 1963. By the end of 1963, the HQ was shifted to Shillong (Meghalaya). EAC controls air operations in the eastern sector which includes West Bengal, Assam, Mizoram and the other eastern states bordering Bangladesh, Burma and Tibet. Read Detailed History

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
07 Dec 59 to 28 Dec 61Air Vice MarshalKundan Lal Sondhi1566 GD(P)AOC-in-C Calcutta
03 Mar 62 to 01 Jan 63Air Vice MarshalKanwar Jaswant Singh1587 GD(P)AOC-in-C Calcutta
14 Jan 63 to 09 Jun 63Air Vice MarshalShivdev Singh1595 F(P)AOC-in-C Shillong
10 Jun 63 to 04 Aug 63Air Vice MarshalRamaswami Rajaram1573 GD(P)AOC-in-C Shillong
05 Aug 63 to 30 Sep 64Air Vice MarshalMinoo Merwan Engineer1614 F(P)AOC-in-C Shillong
01 Oct 64 to 30 Sep 66Air Vice MarshalYeshwant Vinayak Malse1616 F(P)AOC-in-C Shillong
28 Oct 66 to 31 Mar 68Air Vice MarshalRanjan Dutt1594 GD(P)AOC-in-C Shillong
01 Apr 68 to 23 Mar 71Air MarshalHirendra Nath Chatterjee1620 F(P)AOC-in-C Shillong
24 Mar 71 to 31 Mar 73Air MarshalHari Chand Dewan1598 F(P)AOC-in-C Shillong
01 Apr 73 to 21 Apr 76Air MarshalMaurice Barker1691 F(P)AOC-in-C Shillong
24 Apr 76 to 12 Aug 78Air MarshalLal Singh Grewal2337 F(P)AOC-in-C Shillong
04 Sep 78 to 02 Jan 81Air MarshalLakshman Madhav Katre3117 F(P)AOC-in-C Shillong
03 Jan 81 to 26 Feb 83Air MarshalMalcolm Shirley Dundas Wollen3641 F(P)AOC-in-C Shillong
01 Mar 83 to 30 Nov 83Air MarshalDouglas George King-Lee3040 F(P)AOC-in-C Shillong
01 Dec 83 to 31 Oct 84Air MarshalMinoo Jehangir Dotiwalla3839 F(P)AOC-in-C Shillong
05 Nov 84 to 31 Dec 87Air MarshalKapil Dev Chadha3845 F(P)AOC-in-C Shillong
08 Feb 88 to 31 Jan 91Air MarshalMan Mohan Sinha4408 F(P)AOC-in-C Shillong
11 Feb 91 to 05 Oct 91Air MarshalRajendra Kumar Dhawan4736 F(P)AOC-in-C Shillong
07 Oct 91 to 30 Mar 92Air MarshalBrijesh Dhar Jayal4972 F(P)AOC-in-C Shillong
01 May 92 to 31 Jan 95Air MarshalDushyant Singh5048 F(P)AOC-in-C Shillong
01 Feb 95 to 31 Mar 96Air MarshalJanak Kapur5585 F(P)AOC-in-C Shillong
01 Apr 96 to 03 Jan 99Air MarshalPrithvi Singh Brar6007 F(P)AOC-in-C Shillong
04 Jan 99 to 30 Nov 00Air MarshalKrishnan Narayan Nair6346 F(P)AOC-in-C Shillong
01 Dec 00 to 20 Jan 02Air MarshalSatish Govind Inamdar7189 F(P)AOC-in-C Shillong
21 Jan 02 to 31 Oct 04Air MarshalManek Bomanshaw Madon7681 F(P)AOC-in-C Shillong
01 Nov 04 to 21 Aug 05Air MarshalAvinash Deodata Joshi10886 F(P)AOC-in-C Shillong
05 Sep 05 to 30 Mar 07Air MarshalFali Homi Major11442 F(P)AOC-in-C Shillong
01 Apr 07 to 31 Dec 07Air MarshalPranab Kumar Barbora12375 F(P)AOC-in-C Shillong
01 Jan 08 to 31 Dec 09Air MarshalShiv Kumar Bhan12510 F(P)AOC-in-C Shillong
01 Jan 10 to 31 Jul 11Air MarshalKrishan Kumar Nohwar13132 F(P)AOC-in-C Shillong
01 Aug 11 to 30 Nov 12Air MarshalSimhakutty Varthaman13606 F(P)AOC-in-C Shillong
01 Dec 12 to 31 Dec 13Air MarshalRavi Kant Sharma14088 F(P)AOC-in-C Shillong
01 Jan 14 to 31 Dec 14Air MarshalRakesh Kumar Jolly14083 F(P)AOC-in-C Shillong
01 Jan 15 to 31 Aug 15Air MarshalShirish Baban Deo15681 F(P)AOC-in-C Shillong
01 Sep 15 to 31 Dec 16Air MarshalChandrashekharan Hari Kumar15881 F(P)AOC-in-C Shillong
01 Jan 17 to Air MarshalAnil Khosla15871 F(P)AOC-in-C Shillong

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