9 Tactical Air Center


Location : Ambala Cantt
9 Tactical Air Centre was formed at 6 Wing (Barrackpore) in 1965 and was initially affiliated to 9 Mtn Div. in 1971. The Centre was affiliated to 2 Corps on its formation and moved to Krishnanagar and participated in Bangladesh Operations along with it. After the Operations it was -located at Ranchi and then moved to Kotkapura in Jun 72. In Mar 73, it moved to Chandimandir and Jan 84 it moved to " "Ambala, its present location.

Commanding Officers


25 Feb 65 - 27 Feb 66
Wing Commander
Pradyot Kumar Senapati
2928 GD(P)
CO
Barrackpore

28 Feb 66 - 21 Apr 67
Group Captain
Bhopindra Singh
3025 GD(P)
CO
Barrackpore

22 Apr 67 - 07 Jun 70
Group Captain
Baldev Sahai Agnihotri
1885 GD(O)
CO
Barrackpore

08 Jun 70 - 28 Jun 73
Group Captain
Rameshwar Prasad Sinha
3855 F(P)
CO
Barrackpore/ Krishna

29 Jun 73 - 21 Aug 74
Group Captain
Chandra Kant Shantaram Raje
4038 F(P)
CO
Chandimandir

22 Aug 74 - 16 Mar 77
Group Captain
Abhash Chander Jolly
4225 F(P)
CO
Chandimandir

17 Mar 77 - 25 Mar 79
Group Captain
Arya Bhushan Lamba
4713 F(P)
CO
Chandimandir

26 Mar 79 - 07 Jul 80
Group Captain
Sadanand Kulkarni
5292 F(N)
CO
Chandimandir

11 Aug 80 - 13 Apr 81
Group Captain
Arun Kanti Mukherjee
4416 F(P)
CO
Chandimandir

01 May 81 - 08 Jan 84
Group Captain
Manjunath Sadanand
4994 F(P)
CO
Chandimandir

09 Jan 84 - 10 May 87
Group Captain
Shrlkrishna Vishnu Phatak
6358 F(P)
CO
Ambala

11 May 87 - 22 Jan 89
Group Captain
Kumarendra De
7415 F(P)
CO
Ambala

10 Apr 89 - 05 Jul 92
Group Captain
Vinod Kumar Malhotra
7395 F(P)
CO
Ambala

28 Sep 92 - 30 Nov 93
Group Captain
Prafullkumar Manohar Velankar
10126 F(P)
CO
Ambala

24 Jan 94 - 31 Aug 96
Group Captain
Dhanwant Singh Guram
10916 F(P)
CO
Ambala

30 Dec 96 - 16 Jan 00
Group Captain
Anil Gupta
13242 F(P)
CO
Ambala

17 Jan 00 - 21 Jun 01
Group Captain
Paramjit Singh Gill
14097 F(P)
CO
Ambala

16 Aug 01 - 27 Apr 03
Group Captain
Arvind Singh Karki
15048 F(P)
CO
Ambala

28 Apr 03 - 16 Jul 05
Group Captain
Paul Jacob
14679 F(P)
CO
Ambala

17 Jul 05 - 23 Nov 08
Group Captain
Ravi Bhate
17342 F(P)
CO
Ambala

24 Nov 08 - 19 Sep 10
Group Captain
Virendra Kumar Singh
18306 F(P)
CO
Ambala

20 Sep 10 - 31 Oct 11
Group Captain
Chandramohan Thakur
20448 F(P)
CO
Ambala

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