1 Air Defence Control Centre


Date Raised : 1966-10-15 Location : Delhi
ADCC is a premier Air Defence Units of HQ WAC which came into being on 26 Dec 62 at Ambala as No 1 Air Defence Area with Air Cmde JC Verma DFC, being its founder commander. During its infancy, the ADA had five sector operation centres employing one type 21, one type 15 and three ANTPSIE radars. Subsequent to the Chinese debacle, the air defence of the country was given a big boost with the help of US aid in the form of Star Sapphire radars. Consequently No 1 ADA was redesignated on 15 Oct 66 as No 1 Air Defence Control Centre. The Units was made responsible for the air defence of the entire area of responsibility of WAC. Over the years, ADCC moved from Ambala to Delhi to be co-located with HQ, WAC. The position of AOC, ADCC is also known as AD Cdr
Unit previously existed as 1 ADA

Commanding Officers


Unknown - 31 Jul 19
Air Vice Marshal
Mohan Kumar Rao
17343 F(P)
AOC
Delhi

Unknown -
Air Vice Marshal
Harjit Singh Arora
16557 F(P)
AOC
Delhi

Unknown -
Air Vice Marshal
Raghunath Nambiar
16378 F(P)
AOC
Delhi

Unknown -
Air Vice Marshal
Devendra Singh Rawat
16242 F(P)
AOC
Delhi

Unknown -
Air Vice Marshal
Suneet Shripad Soman
14681 F(P)
AOC
Delhi

Unknown - 30 Nov 09
Air Vice Marshal
Madhusudhan Banerjee
13400 F(P)
AOC
Delhi

Unknown -
Air Vice Marshal
Ajit Vishwanath Vaidya
11848 F(P)
AOC
Delhi

Unknown - 17 Aug 98
Air Vice Marshal
Manpreet Singh Brar
8715 F(P)
AOC
Delhi

Unknown -
Air Vice Marshal
Man Mohan Singh Vasudeva
6128 F(P)
AOC
Delhi

Unknown - 31 Dec 95
Air Vice Marshal
Vinod Patney
6125 F(P)
AOC
Delhi

Unknown -
Air Vice Marshal
Tushar Sen
6006 F(P)
AOC
Delhi

Unknown -
Air Vice Marshal
Sindhaghatta Subbaramu
5371 F(P)
AOC
Delhi

Unknown -
Air Vice Marshal
Satish Kumar Sareen
5370 F(P)
AOC
Delhi

Unknown -
Air Vice Marshal
Ramesh Shridhar Hardas
5308 F(P)
AOC
Delhi

Unknown -
Air Vice Marshal
Palamadai Muthuswamy Ramachandran
4973 F(P)
AOC
Delhi

01 Sep 66 - 23 Nov 67
Air Commodore
Charandas Gurudas Devashar
1867 F(P)
AOC
Ambala

29 Nov 67 - 09 Jan 69
Air Commodore
George Kanishtkumar John
2132 F(P)
AOC
Ambala

10 Jan 69 - 14 Aug 70
Air Commodore
Madhav Bhawrao Naik
1874 F(P)
AOC
Ambala

15 Aug 70 - 09 Mar 71
Group Captain
Subhas Ranjan Bose
3152 F(P)
AOC
Ambala

10 Mar 71 - 06 Jan 74
Air Commodore
Surinder Singh
3009 F(P)
AOC
Ambala

07 Jan 74 - 25 Jul 76
Air Commodore
Kottavathukal Thomas Abraham
3600 F(P)
AOC
Ambala

26 Jul 76 - 26 Dec 79
Air Commodore
Vishwanatha Krishnamurthy
4022 F(P)
AOC
Ambala

23 Dec 79 - 23 Aug 82
Air Commodore
Om Prakash Mishra
4586 F(P)
AOC
Ambala

23 Aug 82 - 29 May 83
Air Vice Marshal
Karan Yadav
4200 F(P)
AOC
Ambala

10 Aug 83 - 07 Jan 85
Air Vice Marshal
Partha Kumar Dey
4404 F(P)
AOC
Delhi

14 Jan 85 - 07 Oct 85
Air Commodore
Satish Kumar Sareen
5370 F(P)
AOC
Delhi

07 Oct 85 - 25 Aug 86
Air Commodore
Ramesh Shridhar Hardas
5308 F(P)
AOC
Delhi

28 Aug 86 - 31 Jan 87
Air Commodore
Eric Lionel Allen
4582 F(P)
AOC
Delhi

01 Feb 87 -
Air Vice Marshal
Eric Lionel Allen
4582 F(P)
AOC
Delhi

01 May 88 - 28 Feb 90
Air Vice Marshal
Trilochan Singh
5043 F(P)
AOC
Delhi

01 Jan 96 - 01 Jul 97
Air Vice Marshal
Milind Shankar
6130 F(P)
AOC
Delhi

17 Aug 98 -
Air Vice Marshal
Tej Mohan Asthana
7672 F(P)
AOC
Delhi

01 Sep 00 - 31 Aug 02
Air Vice Marshal
Babu Ajit Kumar Shetty
10110 F(P)
AOC
Delhi

01 Aug 19 -
Air Vice Marshal
Shiv Ratan Singh
18083 F(P)
AOC
Delhi

01 Jan 22 -
Air Vice Marshal
Inderpal Singh Walia
19518 F(P)
AOC
Delhi

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