11 Wing


Date Raised : 1959-09-29 Location : Tezpur
Air Force Station, Tezpur one of the EAC's main fighter base, is located in the lush green valley of Assam on the north bank of the Brahmaputra. The airfield was constructed by the British in 1942-43. But Air Force Station Tezpur, however, was formed much later on September 29, 1959. This Station occupies a strategic position in Assam vis-å-vis Southeast Tibet, Bangladesh, and Myanmar. Over a period of time the Station has been home to a range of frontline fighters. A helicopter Units also operates from this base. Toofanis and Vampires were the first aircraft to fly from this base. Other aircraft like the Hunters and the MiGs later followed to fly from this base. The MiG Operational Flying Training Units or MOFTU was also formed at this Station in the early days. The helicopter Units in Tezpur provides communication flights to a number of para military as well as civil agencies. The Units is also used for casualty evacuation from the remote areas of Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland. The area of operation of the Station covers several helipads in Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Assam.

Commanding Officers


29 Sep 59 -
Wing Commander
Hemonto Kumar Bose
2348 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Tezpur

Unknown - 30 Sep 62
Wing Commander
Fredrick Van Allen Scudder
2639 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Tezpur

29 Oct 62 -
Group Captain
Arjan Singh Mangharam Bhawnani
1868 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Tezpur

Unknown -
Group Captain
John Frederick Shukla
2458 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Tezpur

01 Jan 63 - 01 Dec 66
Group Captain
John Jasper Bouche
2938 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Tezpur

14 Jul 67 - 06 Aug 69
Group Captain
Bharat Singh
3582 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Tezpur

07 Aug 69 - 29 Feb 72
Group Captain
Malcolm Shirley Dundas Wollen
3641 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Tezpur

01 Mar 72 - 02 Apr 74
Group Captain
Man Mohan Singh
4023 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Tezpur

10 May 74 - 15 Jun 76
Group Captain
Karan Yadav
4200 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Tezpur

16 Jun 76 - 26 Dec 77
Group Captain
Dilip Shankar Jog
4608 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Tezpur

12 Apr 78 - 26 Dec 79
Air Commodore
Gandharva Sen
4429 GD(P)
AOC
Tezpur

27 Dec 79 - 08 Oct 82
Air Commodore
Pynummooltil Simon George
4240 GD(P)
AOC
Tezpur

09 Oct 82 - 02 Aug 83
Air Commodore
Partha Kumar Dey
4404 GD(P)
AOC
Tezpur

03 Aug 83 - 22 Jan 85
Air Commodore
Krishen Kumar Bakshi
5012 GD(P)
AOC
Tezpur

23 Jan 85 - 04 Feb 86
Air Commodore
Krishna Narayana Pillai
4874 GD(P)
AOC
Tezpur

05 Feb 86 - 17 Feb 88
Air Commodore
Ashok Prataprao Shinde
5671 GD(P)
AOC
Tezpur

18 Feb 88 - 23 Dec 88
Air Commodore
Sherwin Derek Leslie Tully
5270 GD(P)
AOC
Tezpur

01 Mar 89 - 03 Feb 91
Air Commodore
Man Mohan Singh Vasudeva
6128 GD(P)
AOC
Tezpur

04 Feb 91 - 23 Dec 92
Air Commodore
Gautam Parihar
6775 GD(P)
AOC
Tezpur

24 Dec 92 - 26 Mar 95
Air Commodore
Purnendu Kumar Mukherjee
7698 GD(P)
AOC
Tezpur

27 Mar 95 - 04 May 97
Air Commodore
Babu Ajit Kumar Shetty
10110 GD(P)
AOC
Tezpur

05 May 97 - 08 Aug 99
Air Commodore
Gurnam Singh Choudhary
11870 GD(P)
AOC
Tezpur

09 Aug 99 - 24 Oct 01
Air Commodore
Guriqbal Singh Nijjar
12020 GD(P)
AOC
Tezpur

25 Oct 01 - 13 Oct 03
Air Commodore
Pranab Kumar Barbora
12375 GD(P)
AOC
Tezpur

14 Oct 03 - 06 Nov 05
Air Commodore
Abhay Gupta
13241 F(P)
AOC
Tezpur

07 Nov 05 - 16 Dec 07
Air Commodore
Amar Singh Ganpatrao Patil
13272 F(P)
AOC
Tezpur

17 Dec 07 - 03 Jan 09
Group Captain
Manas Chatterjee
17356 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Tezpur

05 Jan 09 - 14 Oct 10
Air Commodore
Thinide Kumar Nair
14680 F(P)
AOC
Tezpur

15 Oct 10 - 12 Aug 12
Air Commodore
Sandeep Singh
17312 F(P)
AOC
Tezpur

13 Aug 12 - 31 Dec 14
Air Commodore
Ajay Rathore
18258 F(P)
AOC
Tezpur

01 Jan 15 - 15 Oct 17
Air Commodore
Kothapalli Venkata Rama Raju
18573 F(P)
AOC
Tezpur

16 Oct 17 -
Air Commodore
Manish Kumar Gupta
20439 F(P)
AOC
Tezpur

Unknown - 19 Jan 21
Air Commodore
Tejpal Singh
20724 F(P)
AOC
Tezpur

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