Air Defence Flight


Date Raised : 1980-03-15 Location : Gorakhpur
C&R Flight was rasied with the role primary role of Practice Interception training to Fighter Controllers of the C&R School, later renamed as Air Defence College. The flight also got renamed to Air Defence Flight at that time. Initially it was equipt with Vampire 52 and co-located with the school at AFFC, Jodhpur. Sometime in mid 1970s it moved to BKT and in 1975 it was reequipped with the Marut and located at Kanpur. It moved to BKT in 1980. Thereafter in 1983 it was requipped with the the MiG-21 T-77. Tt moved to Bareilly in 1992, changed to T-96 in 1996 and merged with the 102 Sqn in 1998. Flight moved back to BKT on 15 June 1999. It was numberplated on 30 June 2006. The Unit has been resurrected on the Kiran MK-II at Gorakhpur in Sep 2015
Unit previously existed as CRDETT

Commanding Officers


15 Mar 80 - 31 Jul 81
Squadron Leader
Indarjit Dass
9059 F(P)
CO
Bakshi-Ka-Talab

08 Aug 81 - 17 Jun 83
Wing Commander
Aditya Vikram Pethia
8384 F(P)
CO
Bakshi-Ka-Talab

18 Jun 83 - 13 Jun 84
Wing Commander
Seranjit Singh Bassley
8440 F(P)
CO
Bakshi-Ka-Talab

14 Jun 84 - 28 Dec 84
Wing Commander
Chandrashekhar Ramachandra Dantale
8944 F(P)
CO
Bakshi-Ka-Talab

29 Dec 84 - 06 Jul 86
Wing Commander
Arun Kumar Singh
9521 F(P)
CO
Bakshi-Ka-Talab

07 Jul 86 - 03 Jul 88
Wing Commander
Om Prakash Sharma
10869 F(P)
CO
Bakshi-Ka-Talab

04 Jul 88 - 03 Apr 91
Wing Commander
Maheshwarsingh Thakursingh Baran
10868 F(P)
CO
Bakshi-Ka-Talab

04 Apr 91 - 31 Dec 92
Wing Commander
Abhay Gupta
13241 F(P)
CO
Bakshi-Ka-Talab/ Bar

01 Jan 93 -
Wing Commander
Nirbhay Kumar Jain
13576 F(P)
CO
Bareilly

Unknown -
Wing Commander
Milind Vasant Golwalkar
13790 F(P)
CO
Bareilly

01 Jan 96 - 31 May 97
Wing Commander
Subramanyam Sukumar
14672 F(P)
CO
Bareilly

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