List of Indian Air Force bases

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(established 8 October 1932)
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The Indian Air Force currently operates seven Air Commands. Each Command is headed by an Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the rank of Air Marshal.

The Air Force currently has over 60 air bases all over India. These are grouped into 7 commands viz. Western Air Command at Delhi, Eastern Air Command at Shillong, Central Air Command at Allahabad, Southern Air Command at Thiruvananthapuram(Trivandrum), South Western Air Command at Gandhinagar, formerly at Jodhpur, Training Command at Bangalore and Maintenance Command at Nagpur.

There are a number of newer air bases being built as well, in line with India's strategic doctrine. The Indian Navy has some separate air bases for its aviation wing. The International Air Command operates only one air base currently, which is the Farkhor Air Base, in Tajikistan.[1]

Western Air Command is the largest Air Command. It operates sixteen air bases from Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and a couple of Air Bases in Uttar Pradesh. Eastern Air Command operates fifteen Air bases in Eastern and North-eastern India. Central Air Command operates seven Air Bases in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and surrounding states of central India. Southern Air Command's tasks include protecting the vital shipping routes. It operates nine air bases in Southern India and two in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. South Western Air Command is the front line of defence against Pakistan, this important Command operates twelve air bases in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan.

List of air stations[edit]

Unit details are from Scramble.nl[2]

BaseICAORunwayElevationGeographical coordinatesState/TerritoryUnits
Western Air Command
Adampur AFSVIAX13/31775 ft / 236 m31°26′N 75°43′E / 31.43°N 75.72°E / 31.43; 75.72 (Adampur AFS)Punjab8 Wing, 47 Sqn, 223 Sqn
Ambala AFSVIAM12L/30R
12R/30L
900 ft / 274 m30°22′14″N 76°49′4″E / 30.37056°N 76.81778°E / 30.37056; 76.81778 (Ambala AFS)Haryana7 Wing, No. 3 Sqn, 5 Sqn and 11 Sqn
Amritsar AFSVIAR16/34755 ft / 230 m31°42′28″N 74°47′57″E / 31.70778°N 74.79917°E / 31.70778; 74.79917 (Amritsar AFS)Punjab1 FBSU
Awantipur AFSVIAW12/305,400 ft / 1,646 m33°55′N 75°01′E / 33.92°N 75.02°E / 33.92; 75.02 (Awantipora AFS)Jammu & Kashmir8 FBSU
Bhatinda AFSVIBT13/31700 ft /213 m30°13′48″N 74°57′07″E / 30.23000°N 74.95194°E / 30.23000; 74.95194 (Bhatinda AFS)Punjab34 Wing, No. 17 Sqn
Chandigarh AFSVICG11/291,012 ft / 308 mChandigarh12 Wing, 25, 48 Squadrons
Halwara AFSVIHX13/31790 ft / 241 mPunjab9 Wing,
Hindon AFSVIDX09/27700 ft / 213 mUttar Pradesh28 Wing, 77 Squadron, 131 FAC Flight, 181 Flight
Leh AFSVILH06/24
07R/25L
07L/25R
10,682 ft/ 3,256 mJammu & Kashmir21 Wing, AF
Palam AFSVIDP09/27
10/28
776 ft / 237 mtsDelhi3 Wing
Pathankot AFSVIPK01/191,017 ft / 310 mPunjab18 Wing, 26, 108 Squadrons
Sarsawa AFSVISP09/27891 ft / 272 mUttar Pradesh30 Wing, 117 HU, 152 HU (Mi-17)
Siachen Glacier AFS22,000 ft / 6,706 mJammu & Kashmir
Sirsa AFSVISA05/23650 ft / 198 mHaryana45 Wing, 21 Squadron
Srinagar AFSVISR13/315,458 ft / 1,664 mJammu & Kashmir1 Wing, 51 Squadron
Udhampur AFSVIUX18/361,950 ft / 594 mJammu & KashmirHQ AOC J&K, IAF, 39 Wing, 132 FAC Flight, 152 HU
Eastern Air Command
Agartala AFSVEAT18/3648 ft / 14 mTripura
Darbhanga AFSVEDB14/2821 ft / 38 mBihar
Bagdogra AFSVEBD18/36412 ft / 125 mWest Bengal20 Wing
Barapani AFS
Shillong
VEBI04/222910 ft / 886 mMeghalaya
Barrackpore AFSVEBR02/2018 ft / 5 mWest Bengal6 Wing
Chabua AFS
Dibrugarh
VECA05/23350 ft / 107 mAssam14 Wing
Dum Dum AFS
Kolkata
VECC01L/19R
01R/19L
17 ft / 5 mWest Bengal
Hasimara AFS
Jalpaiguri
11L/29R
11R/29L
340 ft /104 mWest Bengal16 Wing, 22 Sqn, 222 Sqn, (both with MIG-27), 791 SU.
Jorhat AFSVEJT04/22284 ft / 87 mAssam10 Wing
Kalaikunda AFS17/35200 ft / 60 mWest Bengal5th Wing(Sqdn18 with MiG27s & OCU with MiG21s)
Kumbhigram AFS
Silchar
VEKU06/24352 ft / 107 mAssam22 Wing
Mohanbari AFS
Dibrugarh
VEMN05/23361 ft / 110 mAssam42 Wing
Mountain Shadow AFS
Guwahati
VEGT05/23350 ft / 107 mAssam
Tawang AFS8,756 ft / 2,669 mArunachal Pradesh
Tezpur AFSVETZ04/22240 ft / 73 mAssam11 Wing
Panagarh AFSVEPH15/33240 ft / 73 mWest Bengal62 SU
Central Air Command
Agra AFSVIAG05/23
12/30
551 ft 167 mUttar Pradesh4 Wing
Bakshi Ka Talab AFS
Bakshi Ka Talab, near Lucknow
VIBL09/27385 ft/ 117 mUttar Pradesh
Bamrauli AFS
Allahabad
VIAL06/24
12/30
322 ft/ 98 mUttar Pradesh29 Wing
Bareilly AFSVIBY11/29565 ft/ 172 mUttar Pradesh15 Wing
Chakeri AFS
Kanpur
VICX01/19
09/27
410 ft/124 mUttar Pradesh
Gorakhpur AFSVEGK11/29259 ft / 78 mUttar Pradesh17 Wing
Maharajpur AFS
Gwalior
VIGR06/24617 ft / 188 mMadhya Pradesh40 Wing
Southern Air Command
Car Nicobar AFSVOCX02/2042 ft / 13 mAndaman & Nicobar Islands37 Wing
Coimbatore AFSVOSX05/231,319 ft / 402 m11°00′49″N 077°09′35″E / 11.01361°N 77.15972°E / 11.01361; 77.15972Tamil Nadu43 Wing
Madurai AFSVOMD09/27461 ft / 141 mTamil Nadu
Port Blair AFSVOPB04/2216 m /5 mAndaman & Nicobar Islands
Tambaram AFSVOTX05/23
12/30
90 ft / 27 mTamil Nadu
Thanjavur AFS (Tanjore AFS)VOTJ253 ft / 77 m07/2510°43′20″N 079°06′05″E / 10.72222°N 79.10139°E / 10.72222; 79.10139 (Thanjavur AFS)Tamil Nadu47 Wing
South Western Air Command
Bhuj AFSVABJ05/23268 ft / 82 m23°17′16″N 69°40′12″E / 23.28778°N 69.67000°E / 23.28778; 69.67000 (Bhuj AFS)GujaratNo. 27 Wing AF, No. 15 Squadron AF
Jaisalmer AFSVIJR04/22887 ft / 270 m26°53′21″N 70°51′52″E / 26.88917°N 70.86444°E / 26.88917; 70.86444 (Jaisalmer AFS)Rajasthan41 Wing
Jamnagar AFSVAJM06/24
12/30
69 ft / 21 m22°27′59″N 70°00′41″E / 22.46639°N 70.01139°E / 22.46639; 70.01139 (Jamnagar AFS)GujaratNo. 33 Wing AF, No. 6 Squadron AF, No. 28 Squadron AF
Jodhpur AFSVIJO05/23717 ft / 219 m26°15′05″N 73°02′53″E / 26.25139°N 73.04806°E / 26.25139; 73.04806 (Jodhpur AFS)RajasthanNo. 32 Wing AF, 10, 29, 32, 37 Squadrons
Lohegaon AFS
Pune
VAPO10/28
14/32
1,942 ft / 592 m18°34′55″N 73°55′10″E / 18.58194°N 73.91944°E / 18.58194; 73.91944 (Lohegaon AFS)MaharashtraNo. 2 Wing AF, 20, 30 Squadrons
Nal-Bikaner AFSVIBK05/23750 ft / 229 m28°04′21″N 73°12′24″E / 28.07250°N 73.20667°E / 28.07250; 73.20667 (Nal-Bikaner AFS)Rajasthan46 Wing
Naliya AFS06/2468 ft / 21 m23°13′12″N 68°54′00″E / 23.22000°N 68.90000°E / 23.22000; 68.90000 (Naliya AFS)Gujarat
Phalodi AFS05/23700 ft / 213 m27°06′46″N 72°23′20″E / 27.11278°N 72.38889°E / 27.11278; 72.38889 (Phalodi AFS)RajasthanNo. 35 Wing AF, No. 23 Squadron AF, 104 HU
Uttarlai AFSVIUT02/20500 ft / 152 m25°48′46″N 71°28′56″E / 25.81278°N 71.48222°E / 25.81278; 71.48222 (Uttarlai AFS)Rajasthan5 FBSU, No. 4 Squadron AF
Makarpura AFSVABO04/22127 ft / 38.7 m22°19′46″N 73°13′10″E / 22.32944°N 73.21944°E / 22.32944; 73.21944 (Makarpura AFS)Gujarat36 Wing, 11 Squadron, 25 Squadron[3]
Training Command
Begumpet AFS
Hyderabad
VOHY09/27
14/32
1,741 ft / 531 m17°27′08″N 78°27′40″E / 17.45222°N 78.46111°E / 17.45222; 78.46111 (Begumpet AFS)Andhra Pradesh
Bidar AFSVOBR02/20
08/26
2,178 ft / 663 m17°54′28″N 77°29′09″E / 17.90778°N 77.48583°E / 17.90778; 77.48583 (Bidar AFS)Karnataka
Dundigal AFSVODG10L/28R
10R/28L
2,013 ft / 614 m17°37′45″N 78°24′12″E / 17.62917°N 78.40333°E / 17.62917; 78.40333 (Dundigal AFS)Andhra Pradesh
Hakimpet AFS
Hyderabad
VOHK09/272,020 ft / 616 m17°33′12″N 78°31′29″E / 17.55333°N 78.52472°E / 17.55333; 78.52472 (Hakimpet AFS)Andhra Pradesh
Yelahanka Air Force StationVOYK09/273,045 ft / 928 m13°08′09″N 77°36′20″E / 13.13583°N 77.60556°E / 13.13583; 77.60556 (Yelahanka AFS)Karnataka
Admin Training Institute, AF, Sambra, Belgaum2,500 ft / 762 m15°51′00″N 74°30′00″E / 15.85000°N 74.50000°E / 15.85000; 74.50000 (Yelahanka AFS)Karnataka
Maintenance Command
Nagpur Air Force StationVANP09/27
14/32
1,012 ft /308 m21°05′31″N 79°02′49″E / 21.09194°N 79.04694°E / 21.09194; 79.04694 (Nagpur AFS)Maharashtra44 Wing
Ojhar AFS
Nasik
VAOZ08/261,900 ft / 579 mMaharashtra11 BRD

The other Air Force Stations that come under Maintenance Command are not air bases and are mostly Signal Units and Base Repair Depots situated in different towns. Delhi, for example, has a few BRDs and SUs that come under Maintenance Command.

List of advance landing grounds[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Making the water boil in Afghanistan". The Hindu. 9 July 2008. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Scramble.nl, Indian Air Force Order of Battle, accessed October 2011
  3. ^ "Himalayan Eagles land in Vadodara". newKerela.com. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 

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