759 Signal Unit

Motto : Satatam Tatparah (Always Alert)
Date Raised : 1977-05-26 Location : Amer (Jaipur)
To provide reliable, secure and uninterrupted communication network in Rajasthan and Gujarat sector, a survey for installation of a communication relay station between Delhi and Jodhpur was carried out by RCPO in the early 1970s. Finally a site on Aravalli hills on the outskirts of Jaipur was chosen for setting up of the relay station. To provide a suitable administrative support to the equipment installation site, the administrative control station was selected close to Jaipur city. The foundation stone of the Units was laid on 12 Nov 74 by Shri Haridev Joshi, the then Chief Minister of Rajasthan. The first commanding officer of the Units took over the command on 26 May 77. However, the Units attained operational status in 1979. The role of the Units is to ensure an effective and uninterrupted communication between Delhi and Jodhpur and also act as a relay centre for providing transmitting/receiving facilities to and from the peripheral Unitss and adjacent hub centres.

Commanding Officers


26 May 77 - 11 Sep 77
Squadron Leader
Iqbal Chand Bubber
6294 AE(L)
Stn Cdr
Amer (Jaipur)

12 Sep 77 - 22 Oct 78
Wing Commander
Polagam Srinivasan Krishnamurthi
6272 AE(L)
Stn Cdr
Amer (Jaipur)

23 Oct 78 - 21 Nov 82
Wing Commander
Gopi Chand Gupta
5982 AE(L)
Stn Cdr
Amer (Jaipur)

22 Nov 82 - 30 Jun 83
Wing Commander
Omkar Nath
6060 AE(L)
Stn Cdr
Amer (Jaipur)

14 Dec 83 - 01 Sep 85
Wing Commander
Laxman Singh Solanki
7905 AE(L)
Stn Cdr
Amer (Jaipur)

02 Sep 85 - 11 Sep 88
Group Captain
Jai Ram Swarnakar
7123 AE(L)
Stn Cdr
Amer (Jaipur)

12 Sep 88 - 30 Apr 90
Group Captain
Sharanjit Singh
7356 AE(L)
Stn Cdr
Amer (Jaipur)

01 May 90 - 14 Feb 93
Group Captain
Vishwanath Atmaram Naik Desai
7110 AE(L)
Stn Cdr
Amer (Jaipur)

15 Feb 93 - 03 Feb 96
Group Captain
Praduman Singh
9384 AE(L)
Stn Cdr
Amer (Jaipur)

29 Mar 96 - 29 Mar 97
Group Captain
Ramakrishna Somnath
10780 AE(L)
Stn Cdr
Amer (Jaipur)

30 Jun 97 - 09 May 99
Group Captain
Walter Raymond
11800 AE(L)
Stn Cdr
Amer (Jaipur)

10 May 99 - 31 Oct 01
Group Captain
Tapas Kumar Ray
11750 AE(L)
Stn Cdr
Amer (Jaipur)

24 Nov 01 - 20 Jul 03
Group Captain
Anil Kumar Khosla
13534 AE(L)
Stn Cdr
Amer (Jaipur)

21 Jul 03 - 30 Dec 05
Group Captain
Shubhankar Purkayastha
14144 AE(L)
Stn Cdr
Amer (Jaipur)

31 Dec 05 - 11 Oct 07
Group Captain
Yeranilly Tirumala Vasudeo
15804 AE(L)
Stn Cdr
Amer (Jaipur)

12 Oct 07 - 25 Jun 09
Group Captain
Nenja Gowder Pathamathan
16945 AE(L)
Stn Cdr
Amer (Jaipur)

26 Jun 09 - 22 May 11
Group Captain
Dharamlingam Gunasekharan
17627 AE(L)
Stn Cdr
Amer (Jaipur)

23 May 11 - 26 May 13
Group Captain
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Stn Cdr
Amer (Jaipur)

27 May 13 - 14 Jun 15
Group Captain
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Stn Cdr
Amer (Jaipur)

Unknown -
Group Captain
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Stn Cdr
Amer (Jaipur)

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Group Captain
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Stn Cdr
Amer (Jaipur)

Unknown -
Group Captain
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Stn Cdr
Amer (Jaipur)

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