740 Signal Unit

Motto : Satatam Tatparah (Always Alert)
Location : Dalhousie
The Air Force Station HQ and SCC are located on top of Motitibba hill in the heart of Dalhousie town at the height of 7300 feet. Dainkund, where the Relay Station is located, is on top of an isolated hill at the height of 9300 feet and at a distance of 16 kms from Mobitibba. Both the sites were surveyed and acquired by RCPO for Air Force during 1971-72. Construction , a challenging task, commenced during 1973. It also included construction of 6km road between Lakarmandi and Dainkund and improvement of of the 10 km stretch between GPO and Lakarmandi.

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
30 Jun 74 to 28 Aug 77Wing Commander Ananthapadmanabharao Venkatarangan5249 SIGSCODalhousie
29 Aug 77 to 04 May 79Wing Commander Chandra Mohan Khorana4946 AE(L)CODalhousie
18 Jun 79 to 09 Sep 81Wing Commander Brij Mohan Karir5422 AE(L)CODalhousie
10 Sep 81 to 06 Oct 83Wing Commander Madan Mohan Malhotra8300 AE(L)CODalhousie
07 Oct 83 to 01 Sep 85Wing Commander Promod Rewatiballab Pande8234 AE(L)CODalhousie
02 Sep 85 to 24 Apr 88Group Captain Proteep Kumar Ghosh7106 AE(L)Stn CdrDalhousie
25 Apr 88 to 19 Aug 90Group Captain Rameshwar Nath8913 AE(L)Stn CdrDalhousie
20 Aug 90 to 06 Dec 92Group Captain Thiruvengadam Ramanujam10695 AE(L)Stn CdrDalhousie
07 Dec 92 to 02 Jun 95Group Captain Puran Chandra Singh Rautela9576 AE(L)Stn CdrDalhousie
03 Jun 95 to 28 Nov 97Group Captain Shivendra Singh11489 AE(L)Stn CdrDalhousie
16 Feb 98 to 03 Sep 00Group Captain Prasad BabuStn CdrDalhousie
04 Sep 00 to 17 Feb 02Group Captain Sundaresan Swaminathan13044 AE(L)Stn CdrDalhousie
18 Feb 02 to 30 Nov 03Group Captain Krishan Gopal Verma13718 AE(L)Stn CdrDalhousie
01 Dec 03 to 28 Feb 06Group Captain Amarjeet Gandhi13720 AE(L)Stn CdrDalhousie
17 Apr 06 to 06 Nov 07Group Captain Partha Sarathi Roy15097 AE(L)Stn CdrDalhousie
03 Dec 07 to 02 Nov 09Group Captain Malipeddi Surender Reddy17297 AE(L)Stn CdrDalhousie
03 Nov 09 to 01 Apr 12Group Captain Paramjit Singh Malhi18511 AE(L)Stn CdrDalhousie
14 Sep 20 to Group Captain P BhardwajStn CdrDalhousie

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