42 Wing


Date Raised : 1984-12-10 Location : Mohanbari
On 30th April 1963 when the Naga insurgency was on the rise, Air Force Station Mohanbari played a crucial to quash the rebellion. The detachment of 43 Sqn equipped with Dakotas also operated from this base till 1980. This Base became as a full fledged Air Force Station on Oct 1984, 42 Wing.
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Commanding Officers


12 Dec 84 - 12 Dec 86
Group Captain
Virendra Kumar Dhir
6862 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Mohanbari

02 Feb 87 - 18 Jun 88
Group Captain
Krishnaswamy Shridharan
7019 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Mohanbari

03 Jan 88 - 02 May 91
Group Captain
Ravindra Vikram Singh
9524 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Mohanbari

03 May 91 - 06 Jun 93
Group Captain
Vijay Kumar Narayan Sapre
11285 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Mohanbari

07 Jun 93 - 25 Oct 96
Group Captain
Suresh Lal
11322 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Mohanbari

26 Oct 96 - 09 May 97
Group Captain
Sudhir Sah
11648 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Mohanbari

10 May 97 - 12 Sep 99
Group Captain
Narendra Kumar Upadhyay
12779 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Mohanbari

13 Sep 99 - 18 Dec 01
Group Captain
Harjinder Pal Singh Natt
14281 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Mohanbari

19 Dec 01 - 30 Jan 04
Group Captain
Ravi Krishan
13807 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Mohanbari

30 Jan 04 - 04 Sep 05
Group Captain
Jacob James
16233 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Mohanbari

28 Sep 05 - 14 Jun 07
Group Captain
Daljeet Singh Ahluwalia
16571 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Mohanbari

25 Jun 07 - 07 Apr 09
Group Captain
Rajan Kapur
16054 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Mohanbari

18 Apr 09 - 16 Aug 11
Group Captain
Sanjay Anand Kunte
18073 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Mohanbari

17 Aug 11 - 03 Jun 13
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Mohanbari

04 Jun 13 - 13 Apr 14
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14 Apr 14 - 12 Jun 16
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13 Jun 16 - 30 Sep 17
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30 Sep 17 - 22 Jul 19
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22 Jul 19 -
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