AFS Kumbhigram


Date Raised : 1966-03-03 Disbanded : 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.

Commanding Officers


03 Mar 66 - 26 Sep 67
Group Captain
Nauroze Kaikaushru Lalkaka
3083 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Kumbhigram

27 Sep 67 - 21 Dec 69
Group Captain
Evans Lionel Birch
3487 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Kumbhigram

22 Dec 69 - 30 Jul 72
Group Captain
Jagdish Prasad Latta
3330 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Kumbhigram

31 Jul 72 - 28 Feb 73
Group Captain
Somendra Kumar Roy
4032 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Kumbhigram

01 Mar 73 - 22 Jul 75
Group Captain
Sandip Sen
4356 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Kumbhigram

23 Jul 75 - 18 Mar 76
Wing Commander
Melatur Srinivasa Muthuswami
4714 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Kumbhigram

19 Mar 76 - 17 Aug 77
Wing Commander
Bal Raj Malick
4671 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Kumbhigram

18 Aug 77 - 13 Jan 80
Wing Commander
Jogendra Chandra Hazarika
5869 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Kumbhigram

14 Jan 80 - 01 Sep 80
Wing Commander
Arun Kumar Das
7020 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Kumbhigram

02 Sep 80 - 29 Oct 81
Group Captain
Rakesh Tandon
5391 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Kumbhigram

30 Oct 81 - 25 Dec 83
Group Captain
Bhagat Singh Bakhshi
4597 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Kumbhigram

26 Dec 83 - 25 Dec 84
Group Captain
Sowarnjit Singh Dhillon
5186 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Kumbhigram

26 Dec 84 - 21 Dec 86
Group Captain
Krishan Kumar Sangar
7017 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Kumbhigram

22 Dec 86 - 31 May 89
Group Captain
Dilsher Singh Gill
9126 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Kumbhigram

01 Jun 89 - 16 Oct 89
Group Captain
Mohinder Kumar Saini
9779 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Kumbhigram
Unit continued existence as 22 Wing

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