No.24 Squadron Hawks

Motto : Navijitya Nivartanam
Date Raised : 1962-02-16
The Squadron was formed on 16 February 1962 at Air Force Station Chabua, in Assam. It was equipped with Vampire fighter bomber aircraft

Aircraft Types operated over the years:

Commanding Officers


15 Jul 62 - 08 Mar 64
Squadron Leader
Man Mohan Singh
4023 F(P)
CO


09 Mar 64 - 29 Aug 65
Squadron Leader
Hugh Lancelot Ford
4579 GD(P)
CO


30 Aug 65 - 02 Apr 66
Squadron Leader
Madhabendra Banerji
4898 F(P)
CO
Kalaikunda

16 May 66 - 15 Sep 67
Wing Commander
Man Mohan Singh
4023 F(P)
CO


20 Oct 67 - 16 Oct 68
Wing Commander
Sunandan Roy
4249 F(P)
CO


15 Nov 68 - 02 Jul 72
Wing Commander
Ravinder Lal Badhwar
4341 F(P)
CO
Tezpur

03 Jul 72 - 14 Jul 74
Wing Commander
Indru Gurmukhdas Shahani
4791 F(P)
CO


15 Jul 74 - 05 Jun 77
Wing Commander
Bir Inder Singh
5040 F(P)
CO


06 Jun 77 - 18 Nov 79
Wing Commander
Venkatram Iyer
5661 F(P)
CO
Hashimara/ Bareilly

19 Nov 79 - 27 Oct 80
Wing Commander
Satish Kumar Sareen
5370 F(P)
CO
Bareilly

05 Jan 81 - 01 May 83
Wing Commander
Chittatoor Doraiswami Chandrasekhar
8426 F(P)
CO
Bareilly/ Ambala

02 May 83 - 11 Dec 83
Wing Commander
Vishwabandhu Mehta
9024 F(P)
CO
Ambala

12 Dec 83 - 08 Dec 85
Wing Commander
Manpreet Singh Brar
8715 F(P)
CO


09 Dec 85 - 27 Sep 87
Wing Commander
Anant Vasant Awlegaonkar
9737 F(P)
CO


28 Sep 87 - 10 Jun 89
Wing Commander
Arun Gurunandan Katre
11852 F(P)
CO


19 Jun 89 - 30 Jun 91
Wing Commander
Sudhir Asthana
12202 F(P)
CO


01 Jul 91 - 01 Aug 93
Wing Commander
Rajeev Eknath Ketkar
13269 F(P)
CO


02 Aug 93 - 23 Apr 95
Wing Commander
Bakshish Singh Khalsa
13567 F(P)
CO


24 Apr 95 - 11 May 97
Wing Commander
Ashok Balkrishna Rahane
14096 F(P)
CO


12 May 97 - 21 Sep 97
Wing Commander
Bhaskaran Nair Unnikrishnan
15004 F(P)
CO
Pune

15 Oct 97 - 14 May 00
Wing Commander
Girish Saini
15886 F(P)
CO
Pune

15 May 00 - 08 Sep 02
Wing Commander
Shreesh Mohan
16966 F(P)
CO
Pune

09 Sep 02 - 04 Jul 04
Wing Commander
Umesh Rakhra
18071 F(P)
CO


05 Jul 04 - 02 Jul 06
Wing Commander
Kothapalli Venkata Rama Raju
18573 F(P)
CO


03 Jul 06 - 27 Jul 08
Wing Commander
Nirmalendu Nath Sinha
20157 F(P)
CO


08 Jul 08 - 27 Jun 10
Wing Commander
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CO


28 Jun 10 - 23 Apr 12
Wing Commander
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CO


23 Apr 12 - 15 Jul 12
Group Captain
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CO


16 Jul 12 - 30 Mar 14
Wing Commander
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CO


01 Apr 14 - 16 Jun 14
Group Captain
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CO


17 Jun 14 - 31 Mar 15
Wing Commander
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CO


01 Apr 15 - 13 Apr 16
Group Captain
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CO


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