Jammu & Kashmir

Date Raised : 1962-06-12 Location : Udhampur
HQ AOC J&K was formed at Srinagar on 12 June 1962 but moved to its current location in Udhampur on 13 Jan 64. AOC Srinagar (later J&K) had a small organisation called Air Movement Control Centre (AMCC) headed by a Wg Cdr. There was a 1000 pounder tent, one Flt Lt and several airmen. Aircraft reported position via HF R/T or W/T. AMCC controlled air movements in J&K. This included the AN-12 flights from Chandigarh and the USAF C-130s from Palam. AOC Srinagar and AMCC used to move to Jammu in winter. Landings were regularly made at Leh, Chushul, Fukche and Thoise. DBO was opened up in August 1962. A trial landing was made at Nyoma Rap. Udhampur was used when required. Poonch and Rajouri were used occasionally by prior arrangement with the Army. Only Leh had the rudimentary ATC mentioned earlier. Apart from looking after the air force elements described, AOC J&K dealt with XV Corps/ Northern Command and the civil administration. On 1 Nov 1972, the post of AOC J&K was upgraded to AVM Rank. HQ J&K exercises control over all AF Unitss located north of Lat 32.04 (except 18 Wg and740 SU).

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
12 Jun 62 to Air Commodore Anantha Ananthanarayanan1607 GD(P)AOCSrinagar
Unknown to Air Commodore Murat Singh Aulakh1660 GD(P)AOCSrinagar
01 Jan 68 to 01 Mar 68Air Commodore Idris Hasan Latif1804 F(P)AOCUdhampur
Unknown to 01 Dec 71Air Commodore Samir Banerji2881 F(P)AOCUdhampur
01 Oct 73 to 30 Sep 74Air Commodore Anthony Ignatius Kenneth Suares2773 F(P)AOCUdhampur
01 Dec 75 to 08 Aug 76Air Commodore Douglas George King-Lee3040 F(P)AOCUdhampur
09 Aug 76 to 13 Aug 78Air Vice Marshal Balwant Wickram Chauhan3352 F(P)AOCUdhampur
19 Jan 81 to 30 Jun 82Air Vice Marshal Brijpal Singh Sikand3947 F(P)AOCUdhampur
01 Jul 82 to 30 Nov 83Air Vice Marshal Minoo Jehangir Dotiwalla3839 F(P)AOCUdhampur
Unknown to Air Vice Marshal Arvind Dalaya4025 F(P)AOCUdhampur
Unknown to 31 Aug 86Air Vice Marshal Cecil Vivian Parker4346 F(P)AOCUdhampur
01 Sep 86 to 31 Dec 86Air Vice Marshal Amia Kumar Sen4717 F(P)AOCUdhampur
01 Apr 87 to 31 Jan 88Air Vice Marshal Madhabendra Banerji4898 F(P)AOCUdhampur
01 Feb 88 to 28 Feb 89Air Vice Marshal Dushyant Singh5048 F(P)AOCUdhampur
Unknown to Air Vice Marshal Naresh Kumar5057 F(P)AOCUdhampur
Unknown to Air Vice Marshal Harjit Singh Ghuman5692 F(P)AOCUdhampur
01 Jun 93 to 31 Aug 94Air Vice Marshal Anil Yeshwant Tipnis5859 F(P)AOCUdhampur
01 Sep 94 to Air Vice Marshal Vinod Patney6125 F(P)AOCUdhampur
01 Jan 96 to 01 Dec 97Air Vice Marshal Manjit Singh Sekhon6756 F(P)AOCUdhampur
01 Jun 98 to 01 Feb 00Air Vice Marshal Narayan Menon9005 F(P)AOCUdhampur
01 Feb 00 to 31 Dec 02Air Vice Marshal Gopalasamudram Mahadevan Vishwanathan9056 F(P)AOCUdhampur
07 Jun 00 to 17 Dec 00Air Vice Marshal Satish Kumar Jain9716 F(P)AOCUdhampur
14 Jan 03 to 31 May 04Air Vice Marshal Ravindra Dattatreya Limaye10464 F(P)AOCUdhampur
01 Jun 04 to Air Vice Marshal Satish Kumar Gahlaut12764 F(P)AOCUdhampur
01 Sep 06 to 31 Jan 08Air Vice Marshal Anil Chopra13368 F(P)AOCUdhampur
21 Apr 08 to 31 Dec 10Air Vice Marshal Jasvinder Chauhan14079 F(P)AOCUdhampur
01 Jan 11 to 31 Jul 11Air Vice Marshal Paramjit Singh Gill14097 F(P)AOCUdhampur
01 Aug 11 to Air Vice Marshal Jasbir Singh Walia15684 F(P)AOCUdhampur
Unknown to 30 Jun 14Air Vice Marshal Anil Khosla15871 F(P)AOCUdhampur
01 Jul 14 to 08 Jun 16Air Vice Marshal Upkarjit Singh16204 F(P)AOCUdhampur
09 Jun 16 to Air Vice Marshal Gurcharan Singh Bedi17448 F(P)AOCUdhampur
Unknown to 31 Mar 19Air Vice Marshal Sanjay Nimesh17862 F(P)AOCUdhampur
01 Apr 19 to Air Vice Marshal Pankaj Mohan Sinha17842 F(P)AOCUdhampur

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