9 Wing


Date Raised : 1955-01-21 Location : Halwara
Originally raised as 306 Wing at Palam on 16 March 1950, it moved to Halwara and subsequently renamed to 9 Wing on 29 Jan 1955. Halwara was built on an abandoned forward airstrip and played an active role in both the 1965 and 1971 wars. In recent years, it was home to the last of the MiG-23BN Unitss
Unit previously existed as 306 Wing

Commanding Officers


21 Jan 55 - 19 Apr 55
Wing Commander
Jagbir Singh Bolarya
1663 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Halwara

19 Apr 55 - 07 Nov 57
Wing Commander
Anil Kanta Ganguly
1677 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Halwara

07 Nov 57 - 18 Jun 60
Wing Commander
Pundalik Basawant Rao Pawar
2123 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Halwara

18 Jun 60 - 03 Oct 62
Wing Commander
Samir Banerji
2881 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Halwara

03 Oct 62 - 20 Nov 62
Wing Commander
George Kanishtkumar John
2132 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Halwara

21 Nov 62 - 05 Jan 66
Group Captain
George Kanishtkumar John
2132 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Halwara

06 Jan 66 - 30 Apr 69
Group Captain
Dilbagh Singh
2998 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Halwara

01 May 69 - 03 Mar 72
Group Captain
Chandra Kant Viswanath Gole
3652 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Halwara

04 Mar 72 - 05 Jan 75
Group Captain
Narinder Chatrath
3959 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Halwara

06 Jan 75 - 15 Jul 76
Group Captain
Man Singh
4094 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Halwara

16 Jul 76 - 28 Dec 77
Group Captain
Prithi Singh
4480 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Halwara

19 Dec 77 - 20 Nov 79
Group Captain
Upkar Singh
4658 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Halwara

21 Nov 79 - 23 Jan 81
Air Commodore
Upkar Singh
4658 F(P)
AOC
Halwara

23 Jan 81 - 06 Jan 84
Air Commodore
Ajit Singh Lamba
4877 F(P)
AOC
Halwara

06 Jan 84 - 10 Feb 86
Air Commodore
Ranjit Singh Bedi
5120 F(P)
AOC
Halwara

10 Feb 86 - 30 Dec 87
Air Commodore
Pratap Rao
5188 F(P)
AOC
Halwara

30 Dec 87 - 22 Jan 89
Air Commodore
Dev Nath Rathore
5780 F(P)
AOC
Halwara

23 Jan 89 - 11 Jan 91
Air Commodore
Vinod Kumar Verma
6528 F(P)
AOC
Halwara

11 Jan 91 - 08 Mar 92
Air Commodore
Teshter Jall Master
7224 F(P)
AOC
Halwara

09 Mar 92 - 27 Aug 93
Air Commodore
Sitaramaiah Pingali
7674 F(P)
AOC
Halwara

11 Oct 93 - 19 Nov 95
Air Commodore
Gopalasamudram Mahadevan Vishwanathan
9056 F(P)
AOC
Halwara

20 Nov 95 - 05 Jan 98
Air Commodore
Kalathil Payan Sreekanth
10508 F(P)
AOC
Halwara

05 Jan 98 - 03 Jun 00
Air Commodore
Saravjit Singh Hothi
12215 F(P)
AOC
Halwara

03 Jun 00 - 02 Sep 01
Air Commodore
Gurcharan Singh Bhogal
12504 F(P)
AOC
Halwara

03 Sep 01 - 17 Oct 03
Air Commodore
Sanjay Kumar Jayaswal
13134 F(P)
AOC
Halwara

18 Oct 03 - 02 Jan 05
Air Commodore
Vijay Kumar Bali
13787 F(P)
AOC
Halwara

03 Jan 05 - 30 Aug 06
Air Commodore
Anil Chopra
13368 F(P)
AOC
Halwara

01 Sep 06 - 31 Dec 07
Air Commodore
Pradeep Mallappa Katti
15005 F(P)
AOC
Halwara

01 Jan 08 - 31 Aug 09
Air Commodore
Anil Chaudhary
14564 F(P)
AOC
Halwara

01 Sep 09 - 03 Aug 10
Group Captain
Vikram Singh
17699 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Halwara

04 Aug 10 - 29 Nov 10
Air Commodore
Vikram Singh
17699 F(P)
AOC
Halwara

30 Nov 10 - 13 Jun 12
Air Commodore
Ashwani Kumar Nabh
16608 F(P)
AOC
Halwara

14 Jun 12 - 13 Jun 14
Air Commodore
Ravi Gopal Krishana Kapoor
18253 F(P)
AOC
Halwara

13 Jun 14 - 15 Jan 17
Air Commodore
Parveen Keshav Vohra
19162 F(P)
AOC
Halwara

16 Jan 17 - 12 Nov 18
Air Commodore
Dhananjay Vasant Khot
19516 F(P)
AOC
Halwara

12 Nov 18 -
Air Commodore
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AOC
Halwara

Unknown -
Air Commodore
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99999
AOC
Halwara

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