List of Indian Air Force stations

Summary

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 stations all over India. These are grouped into seven commands: Western Air Command at New Delhi, Eastern Air Command at Shillong, Central Air Command at Prayagraj, Southern Air Command at Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), South Western Air Command at Gandhinagar, Training Command at Bangalore and Maintenance Command at Nagpur. The largest airbase is in Gujarat.

There are a number of newer air stations being built as well, in line with India's strategic doctrine. The Indian Navy has some separate air stations for its aviation wing.

Western Air Command is the largest Air Command. It operates sixteen air stations from Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and a couple of Air stations in Uttar Pradesh. Eastern Air Command operates fifteen air stations in eastern and north-eastern India. Central Air Command operates two air stations 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 stations 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 stations in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan.

List of air stations

Note: Station and unit details are from Scramble.nl (2009) and outdated.[1] Article needs to be revised/updated.

Station ICAO Runway Elevation Geographical coordinates State/territory Units
Western Air Command
Adampur AFS VIAX 13/31 775 ft / 236 m 31°26′06″N 75°45′26″E / 31.434879°N 75.757256°E / 31.434879; 75.757256 (Adampur AFS) Punjab 8 Wing, 47 Squadron, 223 Squadron
Ambala AFS VIAM 12L/30R
12R/30L
900 ft / 274 m 30°22′14″N 76°49′4″E / 30.37056°N 76.81778°E / 30.37056; 76.81778 (Ambala AFS) Haryana 7 Wing, No. 5 Squadron, 14 Squadron and 17 Squadron, 14Sqn Missile and UAV Squadron 2209 & Squadron 2251S
Amritsar AFS VIAR 16/34 755 ft / 230 m 31°42′28″N 74°47′57″E / 31.70778°N 74.79917°E / 31.70778; 74.79917 (Amritsar AFS) Punjab 1 FBSU ( Forward Base Support Unit)
Awantipur AFS VIAW 12/30 5,400 ft / 1,646 m 33°52′35.86″N 74°58′32.45″E / 33.8766278°N 74.9756806°E / 33.8766278; 74.9756806 (Awantipur AFS) Jammu & Kashmir 8 FBSU
Bathinda AFS VIBT 13/31 700 ft /213 m 30°16′08″N 74°45′27″E / 30.268848°N 74.757430°E / 30.268848; 74.757430 (Bhatinda AFS) Punjab 34 Wing, No. 17 Squadron
Chandigarh AFS VICG 11/29 1,012 ft / 308 m 30°40′35″N 76°47′19″E / 30.676290°N 76.788535°E / 30.676290; 76.788535 (Chandigarh AFS) Chandigarh 12 Wing, 25, 48 Squadrons
Gurugram AFS[2][3][4] Logistics base 28°26′14″N 77°01′43″E / 28.437098°N 77.028544°E / 28.437098; 77.028544 (Gurugram AFS) Haryana Information Fusion Centre (IFC) and Information Management and Analysis Centre (IMAC).[5][6]
Faridabad AFS Logistics base 28°22′19″N 77°16′35″E / 28.371888°N 77.276432°E / 28.371888; 77.276432 (Faridabad AFS) Haryana 54 ASP, 56th Air Storage Park, Guard dog training.[7][8][9][10]
Halwara AFS VIHX 13/31 790 ft / 241 m 30°44′53″N 75°38′00″E / 30.748041°N 75.633209°E / 30.748041; 75.633209 (Halwara AFS) Punjab 9 Wing,
Hindon AFS VIDX 09/27 700 ft / 213 m 28°42′28″N 77°21′34″E / 28.707647°N 77.359340°E / 28.707647; 77.359340 (Hindon AFS) Uttar Pradesh 28 Wing, 77 Squadron, 131 FAC Flight, 181 Flight
Vadsar AFS AFS - - 23°08′46″N 72°28′53″E / 23.146200°N 72.481270°E / 23.146200; 72.481270 (Vadsar AFS) Gujarat -
Leh AFS VILH 06/24
07R/25L
07L/25R
10,682 ft/ 3,256 m 34°08′14″N 77°32′48″E / 34.137216°N 77.546614°E / 34.137216; 77.546614 (Leh AFS) Ladakh 21 Wing, AF
Palam AFS VIDP 09/27
10/28
776 ft / 237 m 28°34′25″N 77°06′53″E / 28.573736°N 77.114610°E / 28.573736; 77.114610 (Palam AFS) Delhi 3 Wing
Pathankot AFS VIPK 01/19 1,017 ft / 310 m 32°14′13″N 75°38′00″E / 32.236929°N 75.633227°E / 32.236929; 75.633227 (Pathankot AFS) Punjab 18 Wing, 26, 108 Squadrons
Sarsawa AFS VISP 09/27 891 ft / 272 m 29°59′37″N 77°25′50″E / 29.993718°N 77.430671°E / 29.993718; 77.430671 (Sarsawa AFS) Uttar Pradesh 30 Wing, 117 HU, 152 HU (Mi-17)
Sirsa AFS VISX 05/23 650 ft / 198 m 29°33′46″N 75°00′19″E / 29.56278°N 75.00528°E / 29.56278; 75.00528 (Sirsa AFS) Haryana 45 Wing, 21 Squadron
Srinagar AFS VISR 13/31 5,458 ft / 1,664 m 33°59′40″N 74°45′55″E / 33.994374°N 74.765299°E / 33.994374; 74.765299 (Srinagar AFS) Jammu & Kashmir 1 Wing, 51 Squadron
Udhampur AFS VIUX 18/36 1,950 ft / 594 m 32°54′41″N 75°09′16″E / 32.911503°N 75.154410°E / 32.911503; 75.154410 (Udhampur AFS) Jammu & Kashmir HQ AOC J&K, IAF, 39 Wing, 132 FAC Flight, 152 HU
Eastern Air Command
Purnea AFS VEBD 18/36 412 ft / 125 m 26°40′52″N 88°19′43″E / 26.68111°N 88.32861°E / 26.68111; 88.32861 (Purnea AFS) Bihar 14FBSU
Bagdogra AFS VEBD 18/36 412 ft / 125 m 26°40′52″N 88°19′43″E / 26.68111°N 88.32861°E / 26.68111; 88.32861 (Bagdogra AFS) West Bengal 20 Wing
Barapani AFS VEBI 04/22 2910 ft / 886 m 25°42′13″N 091°58′43″E / 25.70361°N 91.97861°E / 25.70361; 91.97861 (Barapani AFS) Meghalaya
Barrackpore AFS VEBR 02/20 18 ft / 5 m 22°46′55″N 88°21′33″E / 22.78194°N 88.35917°E / 22.78194; 88.35917 (Barrackpore AFS) West Bengal 6 Wing
Chabua AFS VECA 05/23 350 ft / 107 m 27°27′44″N 95°07′05″E / 27.46222°N 95.11806°E / 27.46222; 95.11806 (Chabua AFS) Assam 14 Wing
Hasimara AFS 11L/29R
11R/29L
340 ft /104 m 26°41′53″N 89°22′08″E / 26.69806°N 89.36889°E / 26.69806; 89.36889 (Hasimara AFS) West Bengal 16 Wing, 22 Squadron, 791 SU.
Jorhat AFS VEJT 04/22 284 ft / 87 m 26°43′54″N 94°10′32″E / 26.73167°N 94.17556°E / 26.73167; 94.17556 (Jorhat AFS) Assam 10 Wing
Kalaikunda AFS 17/35 200 ft / 60 m 22°20′21.90″N 87°12′52.37″E / 22.3394167°N 87.2145472°E / 22.3394167; 87.2145472 (Kalaikunda AFS) West Bengal 5th Wing(Sqdn18 with MiG27s & OCU with MiG21s)
Kumbhigram AFS VEKU 06/24 352 ft / 107 m 24°54′47″N 92°58′43″E / 24.91306°N 92.97861°E / 24.91306; 92.97861 (Kumbhigram AFS) Assam 22 Wing
Mohanbari AFS VEMN 05/23 361 ft / 110 m 27°28′50″N 95°01′18″E / 27.48056°N 95.02167°E / 27.48056; 95.02167 (Mohanbari AFS) Assam 42 Wing
Mountain Shadow AFS VEGT 05/23 350 ft / 107 m 26°06′22″N 91°35′09″E / 26.10611°N 91.58583°E / 26.10611; 91.58583 (Mountain Shadow AFS) Assam
Panagarh AFS VEPH 15/33 240 ft / 73 m 23°28′28″N 87°25′39″E / 23.47444°N 87.42750°E / 23.47444; 87.42750 (Panagarh AFS) West Bengal 62 SU, 87 Squadron
Tawang AFS 8,756 ft / 2,669 m 27°35′19″N 91°52′40″E / 27.58861°N 91.87778°E / 27.58861; 91.87778 (Tawang AFS) Arunachal Pradesh
Tezpur AFS VETZ 04/22 240 ft / 73 m 26°42′44″N 92°47′14″E / 26.71222°N 92.78722°E / 26.71222; 92.78722 (Tezpur AFS) Assam 11 Wing
Central Air Command
Agra AFS VIAG 05/23
12/30
551 ft 167 m 27°09′27″N 77°57′39″E / 27.15750°N 77.96083°E / 27.15750; 77.96083 (Agra AFS) Uttar Pradesh 4 Wing
Bakshi Ka Talab AFS VIBL 09/27 385 ft/ 117 m 26°59′19″N 80°53′29″E / 26.98861°N 80.89139°E / 26.98861; 80.89139 (Bakshi Ka Talab AFS) Uttar Pradesh
Bamrauli AFS VEAB 06/24
12/30
322 ft/ 98 m 25°26′24″N 81°44′02″E / 25.44000°N 81.73389°E / 25.44000; 81.73389 (Bamrauli AFS) Uttar Pradesh 29 Wing
Bareilly AFS VIBY 11/29 565 ft/ 172 m 28°25′21″N 79°26′49″E / 28.42250°N 79.44694°E / 28.42250; 79.44694 (Bareilly AFS) Uttar Pradesh 15 Wing
Bihta AFS 07/25 52 ft 170 m 25°35′27″N 84°53′00″E / 25.59083°N 84.88333°E / 25.59083; 84.88333 (Bihta AFS) Bihar
Chakeri AFS VICX 01/19
09/27
410 ft/124 m 26°24′10″N 80°24′44″E / 26.40278°N 80.41222°E / 26.40278; 80.41222 (Chakeri AFS) Uttar Pradesh
Darbhanga AFS VEDB 14/28 21 ft / 38 m 26°11′41″N 85°55′03″E / 26.19472°N 85.91750°E / 26.19472; 85.91750 (Darbhanga AFS) Bihar
Gorakhpur AFS VEGK 11/29 259 ft / 78 m 26°44′22″N 83°26′58″E / 26.73944°N 83.44944°E / 26.73944; 83.44944 (Gorakhpur AFS) Uttar Pradesh 17 Wing
Maharajpur AFS VIGR 06/24 617 ft / 188 m 26°17′36″N 78°13′40″E / 26.29333°N 78.22778°E / 26.29333; 78.22778 (Maharajpur AFS) Madhya Pradesh 40 Wing
Southern Air Command
Car Nicobar AFS VOCX 02/20 42 ft / 13 m 09°09′09″N 092°49′11″E / 9.15250°N 92.81972°E / 9.15250; 92.81972 (Car Nicobar AFS) Andaman & Nicobar Islands 37 Wing
Sulur AFS VOSX 05/23 1,250 ft / 381 m 11°00′49″N 077°09′35″E / 11.01361°N 77.15972°E / 11.01361; 77.15972 (Sulur AFS) Tamil Nadu 43 Wing, 5 BRD, 109 Helicopter Unit, 33 Squadron, 151 Squadron, 18 Squadron, 45 Squadron, 24 TETTRA School, 6 AFH
Port Blair AFS VOPB 04/22 16 m /5 m 11°38′28″N 92°43′47″E / 11.64111°N 92.72972°E / 11.64111; 92.72972 (Port Blair AFS) Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Tambaram AFS VOTX 05/23
12/30
90 ft / 27 m 12°54′25″N 80°07′16″E / 12.90694°N 80.12111°E / 12.90694; 80.12111 (Tambram AFS) Tamil Nadu
Thanjavur AFS VOTJ 07/25 253 ft / 77 m 10°43′20″N 079°06′05″E / 10.72222°N 79.10139°E / 10.72222; 79.10139 (Thanjavur AFS) Tamil Nadu 47 Wing, No. 222 Squadron IAF
Thiruvananthapuram AFS VOTV 14/32 13 ft / 4 m 8°29′N 76°55′E / 8.48°N 76.92°E / 8.48; 76.92 (Trivandrum Airport) Kerala HQ
South Western Air Command
Suratgarh AFS 05/23 560 ft / 170 m 29°23′16″N 073°54′14″E / 29.38778°N 73.90389°E / 29.38778; 73.90389 Rajasthan
Bhuj AFS VABJ 05/23 268 ft / 82 m 23°17′16″N 69°40′12″E / 23.28778°N 69.67000°E / 23.28778; 69.67000 (Bhuj AFS) Gujarat No. 27 Wing AF, No. 15 Squadron
Jaisalmer AFS VIJR 04/22 887 ft / 270 m 26°53′21″N 70°51′52″E / 26.88917°N 70.86444°E / 26.88917; 70.86444 (Jaisalmer AFS) Rajasthan 41 Wing
Jamnagar AFS VAJM 06/24
12/30
69 ft / 21 m 22°27′59″N 70°00′41″E / 22.46639°N 70.01139°E / 22.46639; 70.01139 (Jamnagar AFS) Gujarat No. 33 Wing AF, No. 6 Squadron IAF, No. 28 Squadron IAF
Jodhpur AFS VIJO 05/23 717 ft / 219 m 26°15′05″N 73°02′53″E / 26.25139°N 73.04806°E / 26.25139; 73.04806 (Jodhpur AFS) Rajasthan No. 32 Wing AF, 10, 29, 32, 37 Squadrons
Lohegaon AFS VAPO 10/28
14/32
1,942 ft / 592 m 18°34′55″N 73°55′10″E / 18.58194°N 73.91944°E / 18.58194; 73.91944 (Lohegaon AFS) Maharashtra No. 2 Wing AF, 20, 30 Squadrons
Nal-Bikaner AFS VIBK 05/23 750 ft / 229 m 28°04′21″N 73°12′24″E / 28.07250°N 73.20667°E / 28.07250; 73.20667 (Nal-Bikaner AFS) Rajasthan 46 Wing
Naliya AFS 06/24 68 ft / 21 m 23°13′12″N 68°54′00″E / 23.22000°N 68.90000°E / 23.22000; 68.90000 (Naliya AFS) Gujarat
Phalodi AFS 05/23 700 ft / 213 m 27°06′46″N 72°23′20″E / 27.11278°N 72.38889°E / 27.11278; 72.38889 (Phalodi AFS) Rajasthan No. 35 Wing AF, No. 23 Squadron IAF, 104 HU
Uttarlai AFS VIUT 02/20 500 ft / 152 m 25°48′46″N 71°28′56″E / 25.81278°N 71.48222°E / 25.81278; 71.48222 (Uttarlai AFS) Rajasthan 5 FBSU, No. 4 Squadron IAF
Makarpura AFS VABO 04/22 127 ft / 38.7 m 22°19′46″N 73°13′10″E / 22.32944°N 73.21944°E / 22.32944; 73.21944 (Makarpura AFS) Gujarat 36 Wing, 11 Squadron, 25 Squadron[11]
Training Command
Begumpet AFS VOHY 09/27
14/32
1,741 ft / 531 m 17°27′08″N 78°27′40″E / 17.45222°N 78.46111°E / 17.45222; 78.46111 (Begumpet AFS) Telangana
Bidar AFS VOBR 02/20
08/26
2,178 ft / 663 m 17°54′28″N 77°29′09″E / 17.90778°N 77.48583°E / 17.90778; 77.48583 (Bidar AFS) Karnataka
Dundigal AFS VODG 10L/28R
10R/28L
2,013 ft / 614 m 17°37′45″N 78°24′12″E / 17.62917°N 78.40333°E / 17.62917; 78.40333 (Dundigal AFS) Telangana
Hakimpet AFS VOHK 09/27 2,020 ft / 616 m 17°33′12″N 78°31′29″E / 17.55333°N 78.52472°E / 17.55333; 78.52472 (Hakimpet AFS) Telangana
Yelahanka AFS VOYK 09/27 3,045 ft / 928 m 13°08′09″N 77°36′20″E / 13.13583°N 77.60556°E / 13.13583; 77.60556 (Yelahanka AFS) Karnataka
Admin Training Inst, Sambra, Belgaum 2,500 ft / 762 m 15°51′00″N 74°30′00″E / 15.85000°N 74.50000°E / 15.85000; 74.50000 (Yelahanka AFS) Karnataka
Maintenance Command
Nagpur AFS VANP 09/27
14/32
1,012 ft /308 m 21°05′31″N 79°02′49″E / 21.09194°N 79.04694°E / 21.09194; 79.04694 (Nagpur AFS) Maharashtra 44 Wing
Ojhar AFS VAOZ 08/26 1,900 ft / 579 m 20°07′10″N 073°54′49″E / 20.11944°N 73.91361°E / 20.11944; 73.91361 (Ojhar AFS) Maharashtra 11 BRD
Devlali AFS helicopter maintenance unit 19°51′18.36″N 73°48′13.5″E / 19.8551000°N 73.803750°E / 19.8551000; 73.803750 (Devlail AFS) Maharashtra

The other Air Force stations that come under Maintenance Command are not air stations and are mostly signal units and station 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

Along China border

Chinese Military has an integrated Western Theater Command across the whole LAC with India.[12] Indian Military has divided the LAC into 3 sectors - the western sector across Ladakh and the Chinese-held Aksai Chin, the central sector across Himachal Pradesh and Uttrakhand states, and the eastern sector across Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh states.[13] Similarly, Indian Airforce has Delhi-based Western Air Command, Prayagraj-based Central Air Command, and Shillong-based Eastern Air Command to cover the LAC.

Along Pakistan border

Highway landing grounds

See also

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References

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  15. ^ a b Parma valley ALG, cogitasia.com.
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  17. ^ a b Eyeing national security, Uttarakhand, ITBP to improve border infrastructure, Hindustan Times, 18 July 2020.
  18. ^ a b c d e f IAF to have seven AGL in Arunachal Pradesh, Economic Times, 2018.
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External links

  • List of Indian Air Force stations at GlobalSecurity.org