No.106 Squadron Lynx

Motto : Sarva Peshayami
Date Raised : 1959-12-11 Location : Tezpur
106 SR Units was formed in May 1957 with the Photo recce version of the Canberra aircraft based at Agra. The Role of the squadron was to provide military aerial photography and aid with other civilian applications. On 11 Dec 1959, 106 SR Units was merged with 102 Survey Flight to make 106 SR Squadron. The squadron has participated in all wars and earned MVC in all the three wars of 1962, 1965 and 1971. In May 2007 the Squadron phased out the Canberra. it was numberplated in Dec 2013 and reraised in Jan 2014 on te Su-30 aircraft

Aircraft Types operated over the years:

Commanding Officers


01 Dec 59 - 01 Nov 62
Wing Commander
Randhir Singh
2135 F(P)
CO
Agra

01 Dec 62 - 01 Jun 65
Wing Commander
Saroj Jena
3157 F(P)
CO
Agra

01 Jul 65 - 01 Nov 65
Wing Commander
Mukund Ramchandra Agtey
3576 GD(P)
CO
Agra

01 Dec 65 - 01 Jun 68
Wing Commander
Jag Mohan Nath
3946 GD(P)
CO
Agra

01 Jun 68 - 01 Apr 72
Wing Commander
Ramesh Sakharam Benegal
4220 F(P)
CO
Agra

01 May 72 - 01 Jul 74
Wing Commander
Charanjit Singh
4823 F(P)
CO
Agra

01 Jul 74 - 01 Dec 76
Wing Commander
Surinder Kumar Mehra
4661 F(P)
CO
Agra

01 Dec 76 - 01 Jun 77
Wing Commander
Dushyant Singh
5048 F(P)
CO
Agra

01 Jun 77 - 01 Jan 80
Wing Commander
Hariman Singh Soorma
5000 F(P)
CO
Agra

01 Jan 80 - 01 Nov 81
Wing Commander
Joseph Thomas
6496 F(P)
CO
Agra

01 Nov 81 - 01 Jun 84
Wing Commander
Dilip Chotu Sambhare
7431 F(P)
CO
Agra

01 Jun 84 - 01 Jul 86
Wing Commander
Sarabjit Singh
10429 F(P)
CO
Agra

01 Jul 86 - 01 Jun 88
Wing Commander
Panoli Raman Ravindran
11393 F(P)
CO
Agra

01 Jun 88 - 01 Apr 90
Wing Commander
Servio Cristo Fernandes
11363 F(P)
CO
Agra

01 Apr 90 - 01 Apr 92
Wing Commander
Manovinder Shamsher Bahadur Singh Jauhar
12201 F(P)
CO
Agra

01 Apr 92 - 01 Apr 94
Wing Commander
Rajender Khurana
13377 F(P)
CO
Agra

04 Apr 94 - 28 Jan 96
Wing Commander
Ashok Kumar Nijhawan
13577 F(P)
CO
Agra

01 Jan 96 - 01 May 97
Wing Commander
Sanjeev Kumar Bhalla
14277 F(P)
CO
Agra

01 May 97 - 30 Apr 00
Group Captain
Ranveer Singh Chaudhry
13769 F(P)
CO
Agra

01 May 00 - 09 Feb 04
Group Captain
Atul Chaudhury
13935 F(P)
CO
Agra

01 Feb 04 - 01 Aug 06
Wing Commander
Ravindra D Kundari
17873 F(P)
CO
Agra

01 Aug 06 - 01 Jul 07
Wing Commander
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CO
Agra

01 Jul 07 - 01 Jun 09
Wing Commander
Bhartendra Singh
19874 F(P)
CO
Agra

01 Jul 09 - 01 Jun 11
Wing Commander
Navneet Raina
21000 F(P)
CO
Agra

01 Jun 11 - 01 Jun 13
Wing Commander
Maneesh Rastogi
22527 F(P)
CO
Agra

01 Jun 13 - 01 Dec 13
Group Captain
Sandeep Batta
21262 F(P)
CO
Agra

01 Jan 14 -
Group Captain
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99999
CO
Agra

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