Indian Air Force Signal Centre


Date Raised : 1950-05-26 Disbanded : 2000-02-29 Location : New Delhi
Air Force Communication Centre (AFCC) was established way back in 1945 with the name, Royal Air Force Signal Centre. On August 15, 1947, as India became independent, it continued to function with the name Royal Indian Air Force (RIAF) Signal Centre to provide voice and data communication to Air HQ at Vayu Bhawan and RK Puram. As India became republic on January 26, 1950 the name of this centre changed as IAF Signal Centre. Later, it was commonly known as Air Force Signal Centre (AFSC) till March 2000. Keeping in view the changed role, it was renamed as Air Force Communication Centre. Toady, AFCC operates from six different locations namely Sena Bhawan, Vayu Bhawan, RK Puram, Ridge, 412 Air Force Station and Transmitting Station, Gurgaon. As per the policy, this centre is responsible for signals and telecommunication facilities to Air HQs and lodger Unitss. It is also responsible for frequency monitoring of Air Force W/T, R/T and beacons, technical evaluation and field trials of communication equipment.
Unit previously existed as RIAFSC

Commanding Officers


26 Jan 50 - 17 Feb 52
Squadron Leader
Amiya Bhushan Mukerjee
2314 SIGS
CO
New Delhi

18 Feb 52 - 01 Feb 53
Squadron Leader
Karnail Singh
2658 SIGS
CO
New Delhi

02 Feb 53 - 10 Oct 56
Squadron Leader
Surjin Singh
2659 SIGS
CO
New Delhi

10 Oct 56 - 15 Nov 59
Squadron Leader
G Singh

CO
New Delhi

16 Nov 59 - 12 Dec 61
Squadron Leader
Kalandy Narayanan
1934 SIGS
CO
New Delhi

13 Dec 61 - 08 May 62
Squadron Leader
Govind Somnath Mehta
4293 AE(L)
CO
New Delhi

09 May 62 - 14 Jan 66
Wing Commander
Kalandy Narayanan
1934 SIGS
CO
New Delhi

15 Jan 66 - 11 Apr 68
Wing Commander
Jagir Singh
2608 SIGS
CO
New Delhi

15 Apr 68 - 02 Aug 70
Wing Commander
Inder Swaroop Bhatnagar
3930 AE(L)
CO
New Delhi

03 Aug 70 - 14 Oct 70
Wing Commander
Satindra Nath Wadhwa
4288 AE(L)
CO
New Delhi

15 Oct 70 - 09 Apr 74
Wing Commander
Narayanan Seetharaman
4385 AE(L)
CO
New Delhi

10 Apr 74 - 26 Oct 77
Wing Commander
Satish Chand
3555 AE(L)
CO
New Delhi

27 Oct 77 - 16 Nov 80
Wing Commander
A K Rai

CO
New Delhi

05 Jan 81 - 28 Feb 82
Wing Commander
Santokh Singh Tuteja
5253 AE(L)
CO
New Delhi

01 Mar 82 - 19 Jan 86
Group Captain
Krishan Chandra
5250 AE(L)
CO
New Delhi

17 Feb 86 - 11 Sep 88
Group Captain
Koteshwaran

CO
New Delhi

12 Sep 88 - 28 Apr 91
Group Captain
Kamala Kant Dwivedi
7335 AE(L)
CO
New Delhi

29 Apr 91 - 29 May 93
Group Captain
Harbhajan Singh Bhatti
11769 AE(L)
CO
New Delhi

30 May 93 - 23 May 96
Group Captain
A Kumar

CO
New Delhi

24 May 96 - 30 Apr 98
Group Captain
Harjit Singh Dua
11499 AE(L)
CO
New Delhi

22 Oct 98 - 22 Mar 99
Group Captain
R C Kakkar

CO
New Delhi

26 Jul 99 - 29 Feb 00
Group Captain
Vinod Kumar Tiwari
13198 AE(L)
CO
New Delhi
Unit continued existence as AFCC

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