Western India


Date Raised : 1967-01-25 Disbanded : 1971-07-14 Location : Pune
HQ MAO was formed as Air Force Element in Mumbai in 1957 for joint operations with Army. In 1967 it was moved to Pune and renamed as HQ Western India and further renamed to Maritime Air Operations (MAO) in July 1971 and moved to Mumbai.

Commanding Officers


25 Jan 67 - 28 Mar 68
Air Vice Marshal
Hrushikesh Moolgavkar
1644 F(P)
AOC
Pune

10 Apr 68 - 29 Aug 69
Air Vice Marshal
Victor Srihari
1624 F(P)
AOC
Pune

24 Sep 69 - 14 Jul 71
Air Vice Marshal
Anand Ramdas Pandit
1707 F(P)
AOC
Pune
Unit continued existence as MAO

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