No.23 Squadron Panthers

Motto : Amritham Abhayam (Immortal and Fearless)
Date Raised : 1956-10-01

Aircraft Types operated over the years:

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
01 Oct 56 to 20 Aug 57Squadron Leader Kanwar Singh2781 F(P)COPune
21 Aug 57 to 30 Sep 57Squadron Leader Lakshman Madhav Katre3117 F(P)COPune
01 Oct 57 to 14 Apr 59Squadron Leader Cecil Hugh Lawrence Digby2988 GD(P)COPune
15 Apr 59 to 31 Oct 61Squadron Leader Subramaniam Raghavendran3840 F(P)COPune/ Palam/ Ambala
14 Oct 61 to 02 Oct 62Squadron Leader Malcolm Shirley Dundas Wollen3641 F(P)COAmbala
03 Oct 62 to 01 Jul 65Wing Commander Bhopindra Singh3025 GD(P)COAmbala
08 Jul 65 to 14 Jan 68Wing Commander Subramaniam Raghavendran3840 F(P)COAmbala/Pathankot
15 Jan 68 to 23 Dec 68Wing Commander Partha Kumar Dey4404 F(P)COPathankot
24 Dec 68 to 29 Nov 70Wing Commander Rajeshwar Singh3868 F(P)COPathankot
30 Nov 70 to 24 Sep 71Wing Commander Amar Jit Singh Sandhu4705 F(P)COPathankot
06 Oct 71 to 03 Mar 74Wing Commander Sukh Dev Mohan4789 F(P)COPathankot
04 Mar 74 to 13 Dec 76Wing Commander Satwant Singh5010 F(P)COPathankot
14 Dec 76 to 07 Jul 77Wing Commander Bidyut Mukhuty5196 F(P)COPathankot
08 Jul 77 to 30 Jun 79Wing Commander Anil Yeshwant Tipnis5859 F(P)COHalwara
01 Jul 79 to 06 Jul 81Wing Commander Sanjeeva Sahay6139 F(P)COHalwara
07 Jul 81 to 03 Jul 83Wing Commander Jayendra Sukrut Raj8423 F(P)COHalwara/ Suratgarh
04 Jul 83 to 07 Jul 85Wing Commander Surinder Kumar Mitroo7688 F(P)COSuratgarh
08 Jul 85 to 20 Sep 87Wing Commander Gurdeep Singh8695 F(P)COSuratgarh
21 Sep 87 to 10 Sep 89Wing Commander Anil Sinha11297 F(P)COSuratgarh
11 Sep 89 to 28 Oct 91Wing Commander Vivek Kumar Chopra12752 F(P)COSuratgarh
29 Oct 91 to 27 Jun 93Wing Commander Randhir Pratap13146 F(P)COSuratgarh
28 Jun 93 to 04 Jun 95Wing Commander Arona Kumar Rao13384 F(P)COSuratgarh
05 Jun 95 to 30 Mar 97Wing Commander Mathappan Jose14278 F(P)COSuratgarh
31 Mar 97 to 20 Sep 98Wing Commander Aniruddh Prabhakar Kaduskar15189 F(P)COSuratgarh
21 Sep 98 to 03 Dec 00Wing Commander Chandrashekharan Hari Kumar15881 F(P)COSuratgarh
04 Dec 00 to 24 Nov 02Wing Commander S Rajasekhar16777 F(P)COSuratgarh
25 Nov 02 to 18 Jul 04Wing Commander Richard John Duckworth17136 F(P)COSuratgarh

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