1 Wing


Date Raised : 1948-03-10 Location : Srinagar
IAF Station Jammu, then the advance HQ of No 3 Wing was formed into an independent 01 Operational Wing, RIAF, administered by Air HQ India through No 1 operational Group, Palam on 10 Mar 1948. In the third week of Jul 1950, No 1 Wing moved from Jammu to its present location. The airfield was developed into an IAF base from the old runway that was used by the erstwhile Maharaja Hari Singh for his personal use. Though the base was formally established in 1948 the first AF Dakota landed on 27 Oct 1947 carrying troops of 1 st Sikh Bn to beat back the advancing Pakistani raiders. The old ATC building still remains at this station as a historical relic and a reminder of yesteryears. Since its inception AF Station Srinagar has played a significant role in all the major conflicts.

Commanding Officers


10 Mar 48 - 14 Sep 48
Wing Commander
Minoo Merwan Engineer
1614 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Jammu

15 Sep 48 - 21 Apr 49
Wing Commander
Hrushikesh Moolgavkar
1644 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Srinagar

22 Apr 49 - 16 Sep 51
Wing Commander
Anand Ramdas Pandit
1707 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Srinagar

17 Sep 51 - 18 Feb 52
Wing Commander
Ranendu Sen
1618 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Srinagar

19 Feb 52 - 09 Oct 52
Wing Commander
Chodagam Satyanarayana
1610 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Srinagar

10 Oct 52 - 03 Oct 54
Wing Commander
Sarosh Jehangir Dastur
1792 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Srinagar

04 Oct 54 - 03 Jul 55
Wing Commander
Kashinath Baburao Joshi
2427 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Srinagar

04 Jul 55 - 21 Jul 57
Wing Commander
Amrit Lal Bery
1861 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Srinagar

22 Jul 57 - 28 Jul 58
Wing Commander
Subodh Kumar Nandi
1810 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Srinagar

29 Jul 58 - 16 Aug 59
Wing Commander
George Henry King
2386 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Srinagar

17 Aug 59 - 26 Jan 60
Wing Commander
Damodar Madhao Oka
1813 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Srinagar

27 Jan 60 - 11 Jun 62
Group Captain
Anantha Ananthanarayanan
1607 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Srinagar

12 Jun 62 - 26 Dec 62
Group Captain
Damodar Madhao Oka
1813 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Srinagar

27 Dec 62 - 06 May 65
Group Captain
Christopher Andrew Neelakantan
1926 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Srinagar

07 May 65 - 06 Aug 66
Group Captain
Gian Dev Sharma
1742 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Srinagar

07 Aug 66 - 11 Jan 67
Group Captain
Saroj Jena
3157 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Srinagar

12 Jan 67 - 03 Aug 67
Group Captain
Mohindar Singh Khalsa
3138 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Srinagar

04 Aug 67 - 21 May 70
Group Captain
Brian Keith Stidston
2821 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Srinagar

22 May 70 - 07 Oct 73
Group Captain
Rathnaker Sarvotham Sanadi
3849 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Srinagar

08 Oct 73 - 14 Mar 76
Group Captain
Ashok Kumar
4099 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Srinagar

15 Mar 76 - 23 Dec 77
Air Commodore
Man Mohan Singh
4023 F(P)
AOC
Srinagar

24 Dec 77 - 26 Dec 79
Air Commodore
Kanwal Krishan Malik
4335 F(P)
AOC
Srinagar

27 Dec 79 - 30 Dec 82
Air Commodore
Harcharan Singh Manget
4666 F(P)
AOC
Srinagar

31 Dec 82 - 18 Aug 85
Air Commodore
Akbar Singh Bains
4882 F(P)
AOC
Srinagar

15 Aug 85 - 03 Jan 88
Air Commodore
Satwant Singh
5010 F(P)
AOC
Srinagar

04 Jan 88 - 11 Jul 89
Air Commodore
Ajai Kumar Singh
6336 F(P)
AOC
Srinagar

12 Jul 89 - 01 Mar 90
Air Commodore
Satish Kumar Sareen
5370 F(P)
AOC
Srinagar

05 Mar 90 - 12 Jan 92
Air Commodore
Vinod Kumar Bhatia
6497 F(P)
AOC
Srinagar

13 Jan 92 - 31 Jan 94
Air Commodore
Baldhir Singh Ghumman
8170 F(P)
AOC
Srinagar

01 Feb 94 - 24 Sep 95
Air Commodore
Man Mohan Sehgal
8390 F(P)
AOC
Srinagar

25 Sep 95 - 23 Dec 97
Air Commodore
Ravindra Dattatreya Limaye
10464 F(P)
AOC
Srinagar

24 Dec 97 - 03 Jan 99
Air Commodore
Pradeep Vasant Naik
12005 F(P)
AOC
Srinagar

04 Jan 99 - 16 Jul 00
Air Commodore
Mahinder Dev Khanna
10526 F(P)
AOC
Srinagar

17 Jul 00 - 22 Dec 02
Air Commodore
Satish Kumar Gahlaut
12764 F(P)
AOC
Srinagar

23 Dec 02 - 04 Jan 05
Air Commodore
Krishnamurthi Rajaram
12933 F(P)
AOC
Srinagar

05 Jan 05 - 29 Dec 06
Air Commodore
Sanjib Bordoloi
13912 F(P)
AOC
Srinagar

30 Oct 06 - 19 Dec 07
Air Commodore
Priya Ranjan Sharma
13927 F(P)
AOC
Srinagar

29 Dec 07 - 16 Dec 09
Air Commodore
Ramesh Goyal
14567 F(P)
AOC
Srinagar

17 Dec 09 - 04 Sep 11
Air Commodore
Upkarjit Singh
16204 F(P)
AOC
Srinagar

05 Sep 11 - 18 Feb 13
Air Commodore
Diptendu Choudhury
17335 F(P)
AOC
Srinagar

19 Feb 13 - 03 Nov 14
Air Commodore
Balkrishnan Balachandran
18561 F(P)
AOC
Srinagar

04 Nov 14 - 09 Nov 16
Air Commodore
Manoj Yashwant Marathe
18824 F(P)
AOC
Srinagar

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