Advance HQ, Central Air Command


Date Raised : 1971-07-07 Location : Lucknow
Adv HQ CAC was formed on 7 July 1971 by upgrading the existing AFLC which had been functioning since 23 July 1963. In June 1991, the establishment was downgraded to AFLC and remained so till it was upgraded again on 22 Aug 2012. However between Dec 2003 and May 2009, no CO was posted to the Units. The role of the setup is to laison with the Central Command of Indian Army.

Commanding Officers


Unknown - 01 Dec 75
Air Commodore
Hardyal Singh Dhillon
3237 F(P)
AOC
Lucknow

Unknown -
Air Commodore
Prabhakar Shanker Dere
3883 F(P)
AOC
Lucknow

01 Sep 90 - 31 May 91
Air Commodore
Manbir Singh
6771 F(P)
AOC
Lucknow

Unknown - 12 May 13
Group Captain
Arvind Kumar Singh
16820 F(P)
AOC
Lucknow

13 May 13 - 26 Jun 14
Air Vice Marshal
Gurinder Pal Singh
15417 F(P)
AOC
Lucknow

27 Jun 14 - 31 Dec 15
Air Vice Marshal
Rajesh Isser
16968 F(P)
AOC
Lucknow

Unknown -
Air Vice Marshal
Richard John Duckworth
17136 F(P)
AOC
Lucknow

Unknown -
Air Vice Marshal
Arun Bhaskar Gupta
18121 F(P)
AOC
Lucknow

Unknown -
Air Commodore
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AOC
Lucknow

Unknown - 31 Mar 21
Air Commodore
Anurag Joshi
18280 F(P)
AOC
Lucknow

Unknown -
Air Commodore
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AOC
Lucknow

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