22 Wing


Date Raised : 1989-12-01 Location : Kumbhigram
Kumbhirgram is the serving airfield for Silchar town in the state of Assam, India built by the British in 1944, it is home to an IAF Wing and also hosts the civil airport. The base was home to 7 Sqn during WWII and used for interdiction against Japan. The airport is situated on the foothills of the Barail range. DGCA took charge of the base in 1954 and The IAF established its presence in March 1966, when No. 403 Air Force Station was formed at Kumbhirgram. It was a major helicopter base in the north east, and was home to various Mi-4 Unitss. The major resident Units happened to be No.110 HU. In 1989, 403 Air Force Station was upgraded to 22 Wing, AF.
Unit previously existed as 403 AFS Kumbhigram

Commanding Officers


17 Oct 89 - 26 Aug 92
Group Captain
Mohinder Kumar Saini
9779 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Kumbhigram

27 Oct 92 - 30 Nov 94
Group Captain
Pradeep Kumar
12029 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Kumbhigram

01 Dec 94 - 01 Dec 96
Group Captain
Rodney Ian Peters
11452 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Kumbhigram

02 Dec 96 - 16 Sep 98
Group Captain
Suman Sharma
13775 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Kumbhigram

17 Sep 98 - 04 Mar 01
Group Captain
Roderick Osbern Joseph Assey
14108 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Kumbhigram

05 Mar 01 - 29 May 03
Group Captain
Dilip Dinkar Mandpe
13937 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Kumbhigram

30 May 03 - 22 Aug 04
Group Captain
Sher Singh
15718 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Kumbhigram

23 Aug 04 - 16 Feb 07
Group Captain
Alok Kumar
16988 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Kumbhigram

26 Feb 07 - 01 Jun 09
Group Captain
Tripath Pal Singh Dhillon
16215 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Kumbhigram

08 Jun 09 - 15 Aug 11
Group Captain
Tonda Sree Venkatesh
16796 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Kumbhigram

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