511 Signal Unit Ridge Knights

Motto : Satatam Tatparah (Always Alert)
Date Raised : 1965-05-07 Location : Dinjan
The Dinjan airfiled was constructed during 1942 and had singificant involvement during the WWII effort of the allied effort. Otters from 59 Sqn operated from Dinhan during 1960-67 period and were involved in airlift efforts in the 1962 war. Subsequently, the Sapphire Radar was setup at the station. The THD-1955 was installed and became operational at the base in 1993

Commanding Officers


07 May 65 - 02 Jan 67
Group Captain
Randhir Singh
2135 F(P)
CO
Dinjan

21 Apr 67 - 27 Jul 68
Group Captain
Manohar Maharudrappa Sakhare
1679 GD(P)
CO
Dinjan

14 Aug 68 - 28 Jan 70
Group Captain
Jagdish Behari Lal
3646 GD(P)
CO
Dinjan

29 Jan 70 - 20 Nov 72
Group Captain
Nauroze Kaikaushru Lalkaka
3083 F(P)
CO
Dinjan

21 Nov 72 - 04 Aug 75
Group Captain
Mangudy Balasubramaniam Krishnamurthy
4019 F(N)
CO
Dinjan

04 Aug 75 - 30 Apr 77
Group Captain
Ramesh Krishnarao Nagarkatti
4012 F(N)
CO
Dinjan

27 Jul 77 - 04 Aug 80
Group Captain
Sudheer Rajaram Karkare
5083 F(N)
CO
Dinjan

11 Aug 80 - 31 Dec 82
Group Captain
Suresh Damodar Bhave
5451 F(N)
Stn Cdr
Dinjan

05 Jan 83 - 02 May 85
Group Captain
Ghanshyam Singh Thapa
6003 F(N)
Stn Cdr
Dinjan

03 May 85 - 07 Feb 86
Group Captain
Vincent Pais
5274 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Dinjan

10 Mar 86 - 20 Sep 87
Group Captain
Vijay Kashinath Bapat
7414 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Dinjan

27 Sep 87 - 07 May 89
Group Captain
Amalendra Nath Sen
8395 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Dinjan

08 May 89 - 15 Mar 92
Group Captain
Balvinder Singh Kailey
8771 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Dinjan

16 Mar 92 - 05 Mar 94
Group Captain
Jagjeet Singh Rahil
9452 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Dinjan

14 Mar 94 - 30 Sep 96
Group Captain
Panoli Raman Ravindran
11393 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Dinjan

01 Nov 96 - 10 May 99
Group Captain
K Singh

Stn Cdr
Dinjan

10 May 99 - 02 Jan 03
Group Captain
Nirbhay Kumar Jain
13576 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Dinjan

13 Jan 03 - 11 Jan 05
Group Captain
Raja Singh
15056 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Dinjan

18 Jul 05 - 11 May 07
Group Captain
Chetan Prakash Yadav
16828 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Dinjan

11 May 07 - 06 Jul 09
Group Captain
Harjit Singh Bhandal
15701 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Dinjan

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