Andaman and Nicobar Command


Date Raised : 2001-10-01 Location : Port Blair
The Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) is the first integrated theatre command in India with headquarters at Port Blair and setup in October 2001. It is commanded by a three-star officer (rank of Lieutenant General of the Indian Army or equivalent) who reports directly to the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee in New Delhi. The Chief of Staff of the command is a two-star officer; each component (sea, land, air) is commanded by a one-star officer.

Commanding Officers


02 Dec 06 - 31 Dec 07
Air Marshal
Packiam Paul Rajkumar
12018 F(P)
C-in-C
Port Blair

01 Jan 08 - 30 Sep 08
Air Marshal
Sadhashivan Radhakrishnan
12408 F(P)
C-in-C
Port Blair

02 Nov 12 - 31 May 14
Air Marshal
Pramod Kumar Roy
14100 F(P)
C-in-C
Port Blair

12 Dec 01 - 11 Jan 04
Air Commodore
Krishna Kumar Swaminathan
13251 F(P)
AOCC
Port Blair

16 Feb 04 - 19 Jun 05
Air Commodore
Kesava Kurup Vijay Kumar
13396 F(P)
AOCC
Port Blair

20 Jun 05 - 01 Jul 07
Air Commodore
Jugal Kumar Bhuyan
14115 F(P)
AOCC
Port Blair

02 Jul 07 - 31 Jan 09
Air Commodore
Sanjay Srivastava
16786 F(P)
AOCC
Port Blair

20 Apr 09 - 06 Jun 10
Air Commodore
Anil Golani
16986 F(P)
AOCC
Port Blair

07 Jun 10 - 06 May 12
Air Commodore
Guttikonda Amara Prasad Babu
17714 F(P)
AOCC
Port Blair

07 May 12 - 29 Dec 13
Air Commodore
Bakul Vaikunthrai Upadhyay
18281 F(P)
AOCC
Port Blair

30 Dec 13 - 01 Jul 16
Air Commodore
Arun Bhaskar Gupta
18121 F(P)
AOCC
Port Blair

Unknown - 30 Apr 18
Air Commodore
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AOCC
Port Blair

01 May 18 - 30 Nov 18
Air Commodore
Kenneth Allen
18805 F(P)
AOCC
Port Blair

Unknown -
Air Commodore
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AOCC
Port Blair

Unknown - 17 Aug 20
Air Commodore
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AOCC
Port Blair

18 Aug 20 -
Air Commodore
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AOCC
Port Blair

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