31 Movement Control Unit


Date Raised : 1967-05-11 Location : Palam
In order to ensure smooth movement of men and material, 31 Movement Control Units was originally formed as Air Movement Section at Mirpur in erstwhile West Pakistan in 1939. Subsequently, this Units was renamed as Passenger and Freight (P&F) Forwarding Section and remained under 3 Wing which was later converted to a full-fledged Movement Control Units on 11 May 1967. 31 MCU is the staging base for undertaking Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief operations.

Commanding Officers


08 Oct 77 - 04 Jan 81
Squadron Leader
Surendra Prabhakarrao Pendharkar
6717 LGS
CO
Palam

14 Dec 81 - 12 Jul 85
Wing Commander
Subramanian Natarajan
6447 LGS
CO
Palam

13 Jul 85 - 31 Aug 88
Wing Commander
Gopal Krishna Sharma
7557 LGS
CO
Palam

01 Sep 88 - 12 May 91
Wing Commander
Bharat Bhushan Chaturvedi
7562 F(N)
CO
Palam

13 May 91 - 02 Aug 92
Group Captain
Jagdish Chander Malik
6633 LGS
CO
Palam

03 Aug 92 - 30 Oct 94
Group Captain
Jasbir Singh Bhasin
11100 LGS
CO
Palam

31 Oct 94 - 31 Jul 97
Wing Commander
Arabida Mohanty
13414 LGS
CO
Palam

01 Aug 97 - 31 Aug 01
Wing Commander
Sahadeo Singh Tomar
14959 LGS
CO
Palam

31 Aug 01 - 25 Jul 04
Wing Commander
Shirish Vinayak Nene
15756 LGS
CO
Palam

26 Jul 04 - 21 May 06
Wing Commander
Biju Paul
17791 LGS
CO
Palam

25 May 06 - 07 Jul 08
Wing Commander
Aloke Roy
17783 LGS
CO
Palam

20 Apr 12 - 11 Jun 14
Group Captain
Rakesh Raturi
18642 LGS
CO
Palam

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