Training Command


Date Raised : 1949-07-22 Location : Bengaluru
Training Command was formed on 22 Jul 1949 with an aim to impart training through training institutes. Training Command traces out its lineage from the No.2 Training Group which was set up immediately after Independence. Training Group was redesignated as Training Command in 1949. On 15 Aug 1947, the Air Force Training Establishments located in India were: (a) Initial Training Wing, Coimbatore formed on 11 Jul 46. (b) Elementary Flying Training School, Jodhpur formed on Jul 42. (c) Advanced Flying Training School, Ambala formed on Jul 41. (d) No.1 Ground Training School, Jalahalli formed on Jul 47. (e) No.2 Ground Training School, Tamabaram formed on Feb 47 No.2 (Indian) Group RAF located at Bangalore
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Commanding Officers


22 Jul 49 - 03 Dec 52
Air Commodore
Ravinder Hari Darshan Singh
1558 GD(P)
AOC
Bangalore

17 Dec 52 - 10 Jan 56
Air Commodore
Surendra Nath Goyal
1560 GD(P)
AOC
Bangalore

11 Jan 56 - 20 Nov 57
Air Commodore
Pratap Chandra Lal
1567 F(P)
AOC
Bangalore

27 May 58 - 22 Mar 59
Air Commodore
Kanwar Jaswant Singh
1587 GD(P)
AOC
Bangalore

23 Mar 59 - 12 Apr 60
Air Commodore
Ranjan Dutt
1594 GD(P)
AOC
Bangalore

13 Apr 60 - 29 Dec 60
Air Vice Marshal
Ranjan Dutt
1594 GD(P)
AOC-in-C
Bangalore

01 Apr 61 - 06 Aug 66
Air Vice Marshal
Surendra Nath Goyal
1560 GD(P)
AOC-in-C
Bangalore

10 Aug 66 - 22 Aug 69
Air Vice Marshal
Teja Singh Virk
1621 F(N)
AOC-in-C
Bangalore

30 Aug 69 - 03 Mar 72
Air Vice Marshal
Victor Srihari
1624 F(P)
AOC-in-C
Bangalore

04 Mar 72 - 08 Apr 73
Air Vice Marshal
Anand Ramdas Pandit
1707 F(P)
AOC-in-C
Bangalore

09 Apr 73 - 29 Jun 74
Air Vice Marshal
Gian Dev Sharma
1742 F(P)
AOC-in-C
Bangalore

01 Jul 74 - 22 Mar 76
Air Vice Marshal
George Kanishtkumar John
2132 F(P)
AOC-in-C
Bangalore

22 Apr 76 - 22 Sep 76
Air Marshal
Maurice Barker
1691 F(P)
AOC-in-C
Bangalore

23 Sep 76 - 29 Apr 78
Air Marshal
Randhir Singh
2135 F(P)
AOC-in-C
Bangalore

11 May 78 - 19 Feb 79
Air Marshal
Hemant Ramkrishna Chitnis
2964 F(P)
AOC-in-C
Bangalore

20 Feb 79 - 30 Sep 79
Air Marshal
George Kanishtkumar John
2132 F(P)
AOC-in-C
Bangalore

29 Oct 79 - 19 Sep 81
Air Marshal
Balwant Wickram Chauhan
3352 F(P)
AOC-in-C
Bangalore

20 Oct 81 - 28 Feb 85
Air Marshal
Erasseri Pathayapurayil Radhakrishnan Nair
3837 F(N)
AOC-in-C
Bangalore

01 Mar 85 - 30 Nov 87
Air Marshal
Vir Narain
4007 F(N)
AOC-in-C
Bangalore

01 Dec 87 - 30 Sep 91
Air Marshal
Jagdish Kumar Seth
4403 F(P)
AOC-in-C
Bangalore

07 Oct 91 - 31 May 93
Air Marshal
Rajendra Kumar Dhawan
4736 F(P)
AOC-in-C
Bangalore

03 Sep 93 - 31 May 95
Air Marshal
Verinder Puri
5199 F(P)
AOC-in-C
Bangalore

01 Jul 95 - 31 Dec 97
Air Marshal
Krishna Bihari Singh
5865 F(P)
AOC-in-C
Bangalore

01 Jan 98 - 31 Mar 01
Air Marshal
Jagbir Singh Rai
6507 F(P)
AOC-in-C
Bangalore

01 Apr 01 - 31 Dec 02
Air Marshal
Teshter Jall Master
7224 F(P)
AOC-in-C
Bangalore

14 Feb 03 - 31 May 04
Air Marshal
Bijoy Krishna Pandey
8990 F(P)
AOC-in-C
Bangalore

12 Jul 04 - 31 Jan 06
Air Marshal
Subhash Bhojwani
9734 F(P)
AOC-in-C
Bangalore

01 Mar 06 - 31 Oct 06
Air Marshal
Bhushan Nilkanth Gokhale
11630 F(P)
AOC-in-C
Bangalore

01 Nov 06 - 30 Apr 08
Air Marshal
Gurnam Singh Choudhary
11870 F(P)
AOC-in-C
Bangalore

01 May 08 - 30 Nov 10
Air Marshal
Venkataraman Ramamurthy Iyer
12939 F(P)
AOC-in-C
Bangalore

01 Dec 10 - 29 Feb 12
Air Marshal
Dhiraj Kukreja
13130 F(P)
AOC-in-C
Bangalore

01 Mar 12 - 30 Jun 13
Air Marshal
Rajinder Singh
13980 F(P)
AOC-in-C
Bangalore

01 Jul 13 - 30 Jun 14
Air Marshal
Paramjit Singh Gill
14097 F(P)
AOC-in-C
Bangalore

01 Jul 14 - 31 Jul 15
Air Marshal
Ramesh Rai
14669 F(P)
AOC-in-C
Bangalore

01 Sep 15 - 31 Jul 18
Air Marshal
Sridharan Panicker Radha Krishnan Nair
16040 F(P)
AOC-in-C
Bangalore

01 Aug 18 - 30 Apr 19
Air Marshal
Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria
16026 F(P)
AOC-in-C
Bangalore

01 May 19 - 30 Sep 19
Air Marshal
Surendra Kumar Ghotia
16575 F(P)
AOC-in-C
Bangalore

14 Oct 19 -
Air Marshal
Aravindra Singh Butola
16789 F(P)
AOC-in-C
Bangalore

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