No.20 Squadron Lightning

Motto : Vegvankutobhayah (Fast and Furious)
Date Raised : 1956-06-01 Location : Lohegaon
Numberplated in 1998 and reraised in Su-30 in 2002

Aircraft Types operated over the years:

Commanding Officers


01 Jun 56 - 28 Apr 58
Squadron Leader
Krishna Mohan Ram
3101 F(P)
CO
Halwara

25 Sep 58 - 23 Jun 60
Squadron Leader
Hemant Ramkrishna Chitnis
2964 F(P)
CO
Halwara

24 Jun 60 - 18 Nov 62
Squadron Leader
Harendra Narain Bysak
3857 F(P)
CO
Palam

19 Nov 62 - 14 Jan 65
Wing Commander
David Eugene Bouche
2774 GD(P)
CO
Palam

03 Mar 65 - 11 Jul 66
Wing Commander
Amrit Lal Bajaj
3395 GD(P)
CO
Palam/ Hindon

24 Aug 66 - 05 Jul 69
Wing Commander
Nirmal Chandra Suri
4236 F(P)
CO
Hindon

29 Jul 69 - 03 Dec 72
Wing Commander
Cecil Vivian Parker
4346 F(P)
CO
Hindon/ Pathankot

04 Dec 72 - 24 Jul 75
Wing Commander
Avinash Wasudeo Lele
4885 F(P)
CO
Pathankot

25 Jul 75 - 15 Aug 77
Wing Commander
Daya Krishan Dhiman
5180 F(P)
CO
Hindon

16 Aug 77 - 01 Jul 79
Wing Commander
Ajai Kumar Singh
6336 F(P)
CO
Hindon

02 Jul 79 - 25 Jun 81
Wing Commander
Prakash Sadashivrao Pingale
6755 F(P)
CO
Hindon

26 Jun 81 - 17 Oct 82
Wing Commander
Prithvi Singh Brar
6007 F(P)
CO
Hashimara

02 Nov 82 - 30 Jun 85
Wing Commander
Dilip Kamalakar Dighe
9745 F(P)
CO
Hashimara

08 Jul 85 - 19 Jun 88
Wing Commander
Biswajit Mukerjee
10885 F(P)
CO
Hashimara

04 Jul 88 - 08 Jul 90
Wing Commander
Tejbir Singh Randhawa
12947 F(P)
CO
Hashimara/ Kalaikund

09 Jul 90 - 27 Oct 91
Wing Commander
Ashok Sadhashiv Limaye
12934 F(P)
CO
Kalaikunda

28 Oct 91 - 30 May 93
Wing Commander
Keshav Gopal Bewoor
13570 F(P)
CO
Kalaikunda

31 May 93 - 02 Jul 95
Wing Commander
Vijay Kumar Bali
13787 F(P)
CO
Kalaikunda

03 Jul 95 - 02 Jan 96
Wing Commander
Virendra Pal Singh
14551 F(P)
CO
Kalaikunda

03 Jan 96 - 01 Jan 98
Wing Commander
Nasib Singh Kadian
15025 F(P)
CO
Kalaikunda

20 May 02 - 13 Jun 04
Wing Commander
Nirmal Singh Jamwal
17156 F(P)
CO
Pune

14 Jun 04 - 08 Oct 06
Wing Commander
Ajay Rathore
18258 F(P)
CO
Pune

13 Dec 10 - 14 Oct 12
Wing Commander
Anurag Sharma
22682 F(P)
CO
Pune

24 Nov 14 - 15 Aug 16
Wing Commander
Aman Midha
24890 F(P)
CO
Pune

16 Aug 16 - 11 Dec 16
Group Captain
Aman Midha
24890 F(P)
CO
Pune

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