Central Servicing Development Organisation


Date Raised : 1968-11-01 Location : Delhi
Central Servicing Development Organisation is a premiere institution in the maintenance hierarchy of Indian Air Force (IAF). As the IAF inventory of aircraft began to expand in the early-sixties, both with the regard to aircraft types and the countries of origin, a need was felt to address the problem of aircraft maintenance management. A team was constituted to study the functioning of CSDE (Central Servicing Development Establishment). Consequently CSDO was formed at Kanpur on 01 Nov 1968 with two detachments, one each at Delhi and Bangalore. In Jun 1990, the organisation shifted to Subroto Park, New Delhi and the detachment with Delhi was merged with it.

Commanding Officers


11 Jan 70 - 23 Jan 73
Group Captain
Willie Raj
3496 AE(M)
CO
Kanpur

05 Feb 73 - 26 May 75
Group Captain
Jagjit Singh Sandhawalia
3810 AE(M)
CO
Kanpur

02 Jun 75 - 14 Sep 75
Group Captain
Vishwa Nath Agarwal
3806 AE(M)
CO
Kanpur

06 Oct 75 - 14 Jun 77
Group Captain
Kuldeep Singh
3922 AE(M)
CO
Kanpur

06 Oct 75 - 14 Jun 77
Group Captain
Kuldeep Singh
3922 AE(M)
CO
Kanpur

27 Oct 77 - 09 Nov 80
Group Captain
Abraham Mathews
4547 AE(L)
CO
Kanpur

19 Jan 81 - 28 Oct 81
Group Captain
Jaswant Singh Saini
4516 AE(M)
CO
Kanpur

29 Oct 81 - 28 Nov 83
Group Captain
Machanda Chinapa Uthaya
5627 AE(L)
CO
Kanpur

21 Nov 83 - 20 Sep 86
Group Captain
Jagdish Prasad Dhir
5956 AE(L)
CO
Kanpur

21 Sep 86 - 24 Apr 88
Group Captain
Sundara Krishna Suresh Sitaram
7910 AE(L)
CO
Kanpur

25 Apr 88 - 31 Dec 89
Group Captain
Rajivebhai Narayanshanker Dhagat
8263 AE(L)
CO
Kanpur

01 Jan 90 - 22 Nov 92
Group Captain
Om Prakash Sud
7989 AE(M)
CO
Kanpur/ Delhi

23 Nov 92 - 09 Jul 95
Group Captain
Palamadai Sundaram Subramanian
7974 AE(M)
CO
Delhi

01 Aug 95 - 31 Aug 96
Group Captain
Prakash Raghunath Gupte
7615 AE(M)
CO
Delhi

06 Nov 96 - 27 Jun 99
Group Captain
Bigyan Bihari Swain
12259 AE(M)
CO
Delhi

28 Jun 99 - 31 May 01
Group Captain
Mohan Prasad Sinha
12643 AE(M)
CO
Delhi

01 Aug 01 - 30 Jun 02
Group Captain
Deepak Prabhakar Apte
14776 AE(M)
CO
Delhi

26 Aug 02 - 31 Jul 04
Group Captain
Gajendra Singh
14582 AE(L)
CO
Delhi

16 Aug 04 - 20 May 07
Group Captain
Rakesh Chopra
15087 AE(L)
CO
Delhi

21 May 07 - 29 Dec 09
Group Captain
Jagat Nandan
16318 AE(L)
CO
Delhi

30 Dec 09 - 04 Apr 10
Group Captain
Rajiv Gandotra
16748 AE(M)
CO
Delhi

05 Apr 10 - 01 May 11
Air Commodore
Rajiv Gandotra
16748 AE(M)
AOC
Delhi

05 May 11 - 05 Jan 12
Air Commodore
Mahaveer Singh Sekhawat
17116 AE(L)
AOC
Delhi

06 Jan 12 - 31 Oct 13
Air Commodore
Jitendra Kumar Singh
16545 AE(M)
AOC
Delhi

02 Dec 13 - 12 Apr 16
Air Commodore
Avinash Gopal Kshirsagar
17277 AE(M)
AOC
Delhi

13 Apr 16 - 27 Jun 18
Air Commodore
Vivek Rajhans
17620 AE(M)
AOC
Delhi

09 Jul 18 -
Air Commodore
Anuj Aggrawal
18015 AE(L)
AOC
Delhi

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