10 Wing


Date Raised : 1952-08-01 Location : Jorhat
AFS Jorhat was formed in August 1952 as the first AFS in eastern Sector. The station was designated as 10 Wing in 1958. The history of aviation in Jorhat and the North- East, dates back to the year 1928, when the first aeroplane a GI-AA-X, piloted by Barnard Leete, landed on the grounds of the Jorhat Gymkhana Club to carry a passenger to Calcutta. The Gymkhana Club (the third oldest in the world) and the field on which the aircraft landed, still exist and all the officers of Air Force Station Jorhat are members of the Club. After World War Il broke out in September 1939, the RAF took over the wasteland of Rowariah Tea Estate from district authorities to build an airfield. Till then, the present airfield area, West of Railway Line was known as Poki-Muri Tapari. Rowariah airfield was handed over to the USAF by the RAF to lift military stores to China. The USAF took over more areas under tea plantation, from Rowariah Tea Estate. The history of Air Transport Support, the IAF's lift force, dates back to 1941 when the China-Burma- India theatre opened up. The India China Station Air Transport Command or ICWATC first came up with two Stations, the Assam Station handling the traffic and India Station handling all other operations. Jorhat was Station No. 4 in Assam Station. Eight years after the end of World War Il on August 1, 1952, the Station Dett at Jorhat was upgraded to an independent Station with a permanent detachment of Dakota aircraft from Barrackpore.

Commanding Officers


01 Aug 52 - 01 Aug 53
Squadron Leader
Harchand Singh Gill
2862 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Jorhat

01 Aug 53 - 01 Oct 53
Squadron Leader
Gurbachan Singh Bhullar
1870 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Jorhat

01 Oct 53 - 01 Aug 54
Squadron Leader
Narendra Behari Lall
1680 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Jorhat

01 Aug 54 - 01 Feb 57
Wing Commander
Edul Jahangir Dhatigara
1899 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Jorhat

01 Feb 57 - 01 May 59
Wing Commander
Pothery Charuvary Ramachandran
3514 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Jorhat

01 May 59 - 01 Feb 60
Wing Commander
Christopher Andrew Neelakantan
1926 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Jorhat

01 Feb 60 - 01 Oct 62
Group Captain
Waman Raghunath Dani
1807 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Jorhat

01 Oct 62 - 01 Jun 65
Group Captain
Amrit Lal Bery
1861 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Jorhat

01 Jun 65 - 01 Feb 67
Group Captain
Janardan Ram Chandra Kirloskar
2857 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Jorhat

01 Feb 67 - 01 Apr 68
Group Captain
Yeshwant Ramachandra Agtey
2715 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Jorhat

01 Apr 68 - 01 Jan 70
Group Captain
Surinder Singh
3009 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Jorhat

01 Jan 70 - 01 Dec 71
Group Captain
Chandan Singh
3460 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Jorhat

01 Dec 71 - 06 Feb 74
Group Captain
Vir Narain
4007 F(N)
Stn Cdr
Jorhat

07 Feb 74 - 28 Sep 75
Group Captain
Ranjit Kumar Kukar
4103 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Jorhat

29 Sep 75 - 16 Apr 78
Group Captain
Kailash Chandra Sharma
4412 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Jorhat

17 Aug 78 - 27 Apr 80
Group Captain
Gursaran Singh Ahluwalia
4912 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Jorhat

28 Aug 80 - 19 Aug 81
Group Captain
Hari Mander Pal Singh Pannu
5307 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Jorhat

20 Aug 81 - 29 Dec 82
Air Commodore
Manish Kumar Rudra
4358 F(P)
AOC
Jorhat

30 Dec 82 - 31 Mar 85
Air Commodore
Keshave Dev Kanagat
4433 F(P)
AOC
Jorhat

01 Apr 85 - 18 Jan 87
Air Commodore
Mangatil Karakad Chandrasekhar
4720 F(P)
AOC
Jorhat

19 Jan 87 - 01 Jan 89
Air Commodore
Dalip Singh Dahiya
5866 F(P)
AOC
Jorhat

02 Jan 89 - 12 Aug 90
Air Commodore
Sowarnjit Singh Dhillon
5186 F(P)
AOC
Jorhat

13 Aug 90 - 22 Nov 92
Air Commodore
Khushindhar Singh Bindra
6863 F(P)
AOC
Jorhat

22 Nov 92 - 04 Jun 95
Air Commodore
Ranjit Kumar Pal
8666 F(P)
AOC
Jorhat

05 Jun 95 - 31 Aug 97
Air Commodore
Peter Keith Pinto
8419 F(P)
AOC
Jorhat

01 Sep 97 - 13 Jun 99
Air Commodore
Sudhir Mohan Sethi
9479 F(P)
AOC
Jorhat

14 Jun 99 - 09 Dec 01
Air Commodore
Ram Mohan Shridharan
12033 F(P)
AOC
Jorhat

10 Dec 01 - 31 Mar 04
Air Commodore
Pravesh Kumar
12411 F(P)
AOC
Jorhat

01 Apr 04 - 01 Jan 06
Air Commodore
Manmohan Sud
13945 F(P)
AOC
Jorhat

02 Jan 06 - 31 Jul 07
Air Commodore
Roderick Osbern Joseph Assey
14108 F(P)
AOC
Jorhat

01 Aug 07 - 31 Dec 09
Air Commodore
Gurinder Pal Singh
15417 F(P)
AOC
Jorhat

01 Jan 10 - 15 May 11
Air Commodore
Ranbir Singh Potsangbam
16243 F(P)
AOC
Jorhat

25 Apr 12 - 13 Jul 14
Air Commodore
Joseph Vithayathil Paul
17165 F(P)
AOC
Jorhat

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