No.59 Squadron Hornbills

Motto : Nishta Dhairya Parisramah (Loyalty Boldness and Hard work)
Date Raised : 1960-02-14

Aircraft Types operated over the years:

Commanding Officers


14 Feb 60 - 07 Apr 62
Squadron Leader
Appasaheb Bhagwant Patil
3242 GD(P)
CO
Jorhat

02 Apr 62 - 01 Feb 63
Squadron Leader
Percy Edward Harrington
3239 GD(P)
CO
Jorhat/ Dinjan

26 Apr 63 - 13 Jun 65
Squadron Leader
Gursewak Singh Sidhu
3418 F(P)
CO
Dinjan

14 Jun 65 - 12 Jan 68
Squadron Leader
Krishna Kumar Gupta
4621 F(P)
CO
Dinjan/ Chabua

13 Jan 68 - 13 Aug 70
Squadron Leader
Austin Lester Mendanha
4710 F(P)
CO
Chabua

14 Aug 70 - 16 Dec 73
Squadron Leader
Ravindra Sahai
5861 F(P)
CO
Chabua

26 Jan 73 - 12 Mar 76
Squadron Leader
Jogendra Chandra Hazarika
5869 F(P)
CO
Chabua

13 Mar 76 - 20 Aug 78
Squadron Leader
Prakash Sadanand Kalalvar
8950 F(P)
CO
Chabua

21 Aug 78 - 23 Aug 81
Squadron Leader
Sudhir Diwakar Manjerakar
9433 F(P)
CO
Chabua

24 Aug 81 - 23 Jul 84
Wing Commander
Ashutosh Kumar Tripathi
8686 F(P)
CO
Chabua

13 Aug 84 - 07 Oct 84
Squadron Leader
Shiv Prakash Verma
11353 F(P)
CO
Chabua

08 Oct 84 - 18 May 86
Wing Commander
Shiv Prakash Verma
11353 F(P)
CO
Chabua

07 Aug 86 - 23 Nov 87
Wing Commander
Vijaykumar Vishnu Shrotriya
9732 F(P)
CO
Chabua/ Guwahati

24 Nov 87 - 16 May 90
Wing Commander
Tejinder Singh
9535 F(P)
CO
Guwahati

21 May 90 - 23 May 93
Wing Commander
Bhupinder Lakhanpal
11425 F(P)
CO
Guwahati

24 May 93 - 02 Jul 95
Wing Commander
Satish Pal Singh
13770 F(P)
CO
Guwahati

03 Jul 95 - 07 Jun 97
Wing Commander
Codanda Chitrajit Cariappa
15038 F(P)
CO
Guwahati

30 Mar 98 - 03 Jan 99
Wing Commander
Rajiv Gaur
15196 F(P)
CO
Guwahati

04 Jan 99 - 07 Jan 01
Wing Commander
Sambasivan Srinivasan
15677 F(P)
CO
Guwahati

08 Jan 01 - 30 Mar 03
Wing Commander
Kothandaram Krishna Reddy
16623 F(P)
CO
Guwahati

31 Mar 03 - 01 Sep 04
Wing Commander
Srinivasa Rao Atmakuri
17158 F(P)
CO
Guwahati

27 Sep 04 - 27 Aug 06
Wing Commander
Ganesh Chandra Mishra
18288 F(P)
CO
Guwahati

28 Aug 06 - 07 Jun 09
Wing Commander
Sheikh Mohammad Wahid
19887 F(P)
CO
Guwahati

08 Jun 09 - 12 Jun 11
Wing Commander
Raiiv Batra
20772 F(P)
CO
Guwahati

13 Jun 11 - 30 May 12
Wing Commander
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CO
Guwahati

31 May 12 - 16 Jun 14
Group Captain
Mahesh Kumar Yadav
21533 F(P)
CO
Guwahati

16 Jun 14 - 30 Aug 17
Group Captain
Anil Kumar Yadav
22936 F(P)
CO
Guwahati

31 Aug 17 -
Group Captain
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99999
CO
Guwahati

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