No.30 Squadron Rhinos

Motto : Aseema Paurusha (Boundless Valor)
Date Raised : 1969-11-01 Location : Lohegaon
30 Sqn was formed on 01 Nov 69 at 11 Wg. The squadron's crest comprises of a `RHINO', the name by which the Units is called.

Aircraft Types operated over the years:

Commanding Officers


01 Nov 69 - 29 Jan 73
Wing Commander
Vidya Sagar Chadha
4587 F(P)
CO
Tezpur/ KKD

29 Jan 73 - 28 Apr 75
Wing Commander
George Lawrence Daniel
4892 F(P)
CO
KKD/ Tezpur

28 Apr 75 - 22 Apr 78
Wing Commander
Allan David Alley
4975 F(P)
CO
Tezpur

22 Apr 78 - 05 Jan 81
Wing Commander
Suresh Vishnu Ratnaparkhi
6136 F(P)
CO
Tezpur

05 Jan 81 - 15 Jun 83
Wing Commander
Man Mohan Sehgal
8390 F(P)
CO
Tezpur

15 Jun 83 - 21 Aug 84
Wing Commander
Dara Phiroze Chinoy
7199 F(P)
CO
Tezpur

28 Aug 84 - 15 Dec 86
Wing Commander
Satish Kumar Jain
9716 F(P)
CO
Tezpur

15 Dec 86 - 25 Jul 87
Wing Commander
Subhash Bhojwani
9734 F(P)
CO
Tezpur

03 Aug 87 - 21 May 89
Wing Commander
Suman Chopra
12385 F(P)
CO
Tezpur

22 May 89 - 14 Jul 91
Wing Commander
Guriqbal Singh Nijjar
12020 F(P)
CO
Tezpur

15 Jul 91 - 01 Aug 93
Wing Commander
Ramalingam Ramanathan Iyer
13263 F(P)
CO
Tezpur

02 Aug 93 - 16 Jul 95
Wing Commander
Simhakutty Varthaman
13606 F(P)
CO
Tezpur

17 Jul 95 - 10 Aug 97
Wing Commander
Chamarajnagar Ramaswamy Mukunda
15014 F(P)
CO
Tezpur

11 Aug 97 - 15 Aug 99
Wing Commander
Adiyeri Chevidichi Rajeev
15215 F(P)
CO
Tezpur

16 Aug 99 - 14 Oct 01
Wing Commander
Arjun Subramaniam
16592 F(P)
CO
Tezpur

15 Oct 01 - 31 Oct 02
Wing Commander
Krishnan Sundarram
17163 F(P)
CO
Tezpur

15 Apr 04 - 15 Aug 05
Wing Commander
Sandeep Singh
17312 F(P)
CO
Pune

16 Aug 05 - 02 Sep 07
Wing Commander
Awadesh Kumar Bharti
18781 F(P)
CO
Pune

03 Sep 07 - 26 Jul 09
Wing Commander
Mohanto Panging
20446 F(P)
CO
Pune

27 Jul 09 - 25 Jul 11
Wing Commander
Sivaraman Sajan
21807 F(P)
CO
Pune

08 Jul 13 - 16 Aug 15
Wing Commander
T Gopinath
23973 F(P)
CO
Pune

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