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    Base ICAO Runway Elev. in feet/meters Lat/Lon State/Territory

    Adampur AFS VIAX 13/31 775 ft. / 236 mts 31° 25' 59.55" N
    75° 45' 38.85" E Punjab

    Ambala AFS VIAM 12L/30R
    12R/30L 900 ft. / 274 mts. 30° 22' 07.16" N
    76° 48' 54.21" E Haryana

    Amritsar AFS VIAR 16/34 755 ft. / 230 mts. 31° 42' 27.95" N
    74° 47' 57.25" E Punjab

    Awantipur AFS VIAW 12/30 5,400 ft. / 1,646 mts. 33° 52' 35.86" N
    74° 58' 32.45" E Jammu & Kashmir

    Bhatinda AFS VIBT 13/31 700 ft. /213 mts. 30° 16' 12.50" N
    74° 45' 20.78" E Punjab

    Chandigarh AFS VICG 11/29 1,012 ft. / 308 mts. 30° 40' 24.49" N
    76° 47' 18.75" E Chandigarh

    Halwara AFS VIHX 13/31 790 ft. / 241 mts. 30° 44' 54.72" N
    75° 37' 47.23" E Punjab

    Hindon AFS VIDX 09/27 700 ft. / 213 mts. 28° 42' 27.71" N
    77° 21' 30.87" E Uttar Pradesh

    Leh AFS VILH 06/24
    07R/25L
    07L/25R 10,682 ft./ 3,256 mts. 34° 08' 08.63" N
    77° 32' 44.58" E Jammu & Kashmir

    Palam AFS
    Delhi VIDP 09/27
    10/28 776 ft. / 237 mts 28° 33' 59.40" N
    77° 06' 11.12" E Delhi

    Pathankot AFS VIPK 01/19 1,017 ft. / 310 mts. 32° 14' 01.60" N
    75° 38' 04.66" E Punjab

    Sarsawa AFS VISP 09/27 891 ft. / 272 mts. 29° 59' 39.53" N
    77° 25' 27.25" E Uttar Pradesh

    Siachen Glacier AFS - - 22,000 ft. / 6,706 mts. 35.5° N
    77.0° E Jammu & Kashmir

    Sirsa AFS VISA 05/23 650 ft. / 198 mts. 29° 33' 38.09" N
    75° 00' 21.87" E Haryana

    Srinagar AFS VISR 13/31 5,458 fts. / 1,664 mts. 33° 59' 12.82" N
    74° 46' 25.78" E Jammu & Kashmir

    Udhampur AFS VIUX 18/36 1,950 ft. / 594 mts. 32° 54' 08.06" N
    75° 09' 18.54" E Jammu & Kashmir
     
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    Eastern Air Command


    Base ICAO Runway Elev. in feet/meters Lat/Lon State/Territory

    Agartala AFS VEAT 18/36 48 ft. / 14 mts. 23° 53' 20.90" N
    91° 14' 27.90" E Tripura

    Baghdogra AFS VEBD 18/36 412 ft. / 125 mts. 26° 40' 53.26" N
    88° 19' 41.21" E West Bengal

    Barapani AFS
    Shillong VEBI 04/22 2910 ft. / 886 mts. 25° 42' 13.11" N
    91° 58' 43.40" E Meghalaya

    Barrackpore AFS VEBR 02/20 18 ft. / 5 mts. 22° 46' 51.74" N
    88° 21' 32.05" E West Bengal

    Chabua AFS
    Dibrugarh VE30 05/23 350 ft. / 107 mts. 27° 27' 44.03" N
    95° 07' 03.54" E Assam

    Dum Dum AFS
    Kolkatta VECC 01L/19R
    01R/19L 17 ft. / 5 mts. 22° 39' 17.06" N
    88° 26' 48.20" E West Bengal

    Hasimara AFS
    Jalpaiguri VE44 11L/29R
    11R/29L 340 ft. /104 mts. 26° 42' 15.46" N
    89° 22' 07.95" E West Bengal

    Jorhat AFS VEJT 04/22 284 ft. / 87 mts. 26° 43' 50.94" N
    94° 10' 32.99" E Assam
    Kalaikunda AFS VE60 17/35 200 ft. / 60 mts. 22° 20' 22.23" N
    87° 12' 52.19" E West Bengal

    Kumbhigram AFS
    Silchar VEKU 06/24 352 ft. / 107 mts. 24° 54' 46.54" N
    92° 58' 43.47" E Assam

    Mohanbari AFS
    Dibrugarh VEMN 05/23 361 ft. / 110 mts. 27° 29' 00.13" N
    95° 01' 03.13" E Assam

    Mountain Shadow AFS
    Guwahati VEGT 05/23 350 ft. / 107 mts. 27° 27' 44.03" N
    95° 07' 03.54" E Assam

    Tawang AFS - - 8,756 ft. / 2,669 mts. 27° 34' 60 N
    91° 52' 0 E Arunachal Pradesh

    Tezpur AFS VETZ 04/22 240 ft. / 73 mts. 26° 42' 36.07" N
    92° 47' 03.41" E Assam

    Panagarh AFS VEPH 15/33 240 ft. / 73 mts. 23° 28' 28.08" N
    87° 25' 40.21" E West Bengal
     
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    Central Air Command

    Base ICAO Runway Elev. in feet/meters Lat/Lon State/Territory

    Agra Air Force Station VIAG 05/23
    12/30 551 ft. 167 mts. 27° 09' 20.99" N
    077° 57' 39.21" E Uttar Pradesh

    Bakshi Ka Talab AFS
    near Lucknow VIBL 09/27 385 ft./ 117 mts. 26° 59' 18.40" N
    80° 53' 35.10" E Uttar Pradesh

    Bamrauli AFS
    Allahabad VIAL 06/24
    12/30 322 ft./ 98 mts. 25° 26' 20.99" N
    81° 44' 03.00" E Uttar Pradesh

    Bareilly AFS VIBY 11/29 565 ft./ 172 mts. 28° 25' 20.84" N
    79° 26' 59.83" E Uttar Pradesh

    Chakeri AFS
    Kanpur VICX 01/19
    09/27 410 ft./124 mts. 26° 24' 15.48" N
    80° 24' 36.43" E Uttar Pradesh

    Gorakhpur AFS VEGK 11/29 259 ft. / 78 mts. 26° 44' 22.95" N
    83° 26' 58.95" E Uttar Pradesh
    Maharajpur AFS

    Gwalior VIGR 06/24 617 ft. 188mts. 26° 17' 38.06" N
    78° 13' 39.99" E Madhya Pradesh
     
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    Southern Air Command

    Base ICAO Runway Elev. in feet/meters Lat/Lon State/Territory

    Begumpet AFS

    Hyderabad VOHY 09/27
    14/32 1,741 ft. /531 mts. 17° 27' 08.70" N
    78° 27' 40.00" E Andhra Pradesh

    Bidar AFS VOBR 02/20
    08/26 2,178 ft. /663 mts. 17° 54' 28.41" N
    77° 29' 09.03" E Karnataka

    Car Nicobar AFS VOCX 02/20 42 ft.s / 13 mts. 09° 09' 11.51" N
    92° 49' 09.81" E Andaman & Nicobar Islands

    Coimbatore AFS
    Sulur VOSX 05/23 1,319 ft. / 402 mts. 11° 00' 54.08" N
    77° 09' 41.19" E Tamil Nadu

    Dundigal AFS VODG 10L/28R
    10R/28L 2,013 ft. / 614 mts. 17° 37' 45.93" N
    78° 24' 12.57" E Andhra Pradesh

    Hakimpet AFS
    Hyderabad VO28 09/27 2,020 ft. / 616 mts. 17° 33' 12.57" N
    78° 31' 29.64" E Andhra Pradesh

    Madurai AFS VOMD 09/27 461 ft. / 141 mts. 09° 50' 04.23" N
    78° 05' 36.16" E Tamil Nadu

    Port Blair AFS VOPB 04/22 16 mts. /5 mts. 11° 38' 53.01" N
    92° 44' 05.14" E Andaman & Nicobar Islands

    Tambaram AFS VOTX 05/23
    12/30 90 ft. / 27 mts. 12° 54' 24.62" N
    80° 07' 16.55" E Tamil Nadu

    Trivandrum AFS VOTV 14/32 15 ft. / 5 mts. 08° 28' 55.85" N
    76° 55' 05.86" E Kerala

    Yelahanka AFS
    Bangalore VOYK 09/27 3,045 ft. / 928 mts. 13° 08' 09.04" N
    77° 36' 20.99" E Karnataka
     
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    South Western Air Command

    Base ICAO Runway Elev. in feet/meters Lat/Lon State/Territory

    Bhuj AFS VABJ 05/23 268 ft./82 mts. 23° 17' 16.18" N
    69° 40' 12.53" E Gujarat
    Gandhinagar AFS

    Ahmedabad VAAH 10/28
    14/32 189 ft. 58 mts. 23° 04' 29.05" N
    72° 37' 54.30" E Gujarat

    Jaisalmer AFS VIJR 04/22 887 ft. / 270 mts. 26° 53' 21.83" N
    70° 51' 52.87" E Rajasthan

    Jamnagar AFS VAJM 06/24
    12/30 69 ft. / 21 mts. 22° 27' 59.11" N
    70° 00' 41.12" E Gujarat

    Jodhpur AFS VIJO 05/23 717 ft. / 219 mts. 26° 15' 05.03" N
    73° 02' 53.37" E Rajasthan

    Lohegaon AFS
    Pune VAPO 10/28
    14/32 1,942 ft. / 592 mts. 18° 34' 55.60" N
    73° 55' 10.91" E Maharashtra

    Nagpur AFS VANP 09/27
    14/32 1,012 ft. /308 mts. 21° 0 5' 31.89" N
    79° 02' 49-86" E Maharashtra

    Nal-Bikaner AFS VIBK 05/23 750 ft. / 229 mts. 28° 04' 21.18" N
    73° 12' 24.53" E Rajasthan
    Naliya AFS - 06/24 68 ft. /21 mts. 23° 13' 12.00"N
    68° 54' 0.00" E Gujarat

    Ojhar AFS
    Nasik VAOZ 08/26 1,900 ft. / 579 mts. 20° 07' 14.23" N
    73° 54' 47.47"E Maharashtra

    Phalodi AFS
    Suratgarh - 05/23 700 ft. / 213 mts. 29° 23' 15.99" N
    73° 54' 14.12" E Rajasthan
    Uttarlai AFS VIUT 02/20 500 ft. / 152 mts. 25° 48' 46.78" N
    71° 28' 56.23" E Rajasthan
     
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    THE tigers

    No.1 Sqn (Tigers) the oldest squadron of the Indian Air Force operates as a Air superiority, Precision Strike and Electronic Warfare unit. Based at Gwalior AFB, No. 1 Sqn falls under the Central Air Command, and along with No. 7 Squadron (Battle Axes) No. 9 Sqn (Wolf Pack) and "TACDE", forms a part of the 40 Wing of the Indian Air Force


    Active 1 April 1933
    Role Air superiority
    Precision Strike
    Interdiction
    Base AFS Gwalior
    Nickname Tigers
    Motto Ekta Mein Shakti
    Sanskrit "Strength in Unity"
    Engagements Hur's Operations NWFP
    Burma Campaign
    Operation Polo
    Western Air War, 1965
    Liberation War, 1971





    Aircraft Types operated by 1 Squadron

    Westland Wapiti April 1933
    Hawker Hart June 1941 December 1941
    Westland Lysander December 1941 December 1942
    Hawker Hurricane IIc December 1942 September 1947
    Supermarine Spitfire XVIII July 1951 October 1953
    De Havilland Vampire FB 52 October 1953 May 1956
    Dassault Mystere IVa May 1956 April 1962
    MiG-21 FL April 1962 February 1983
    Mirage 2000H November 1983



    Locations of the Squadron

    Karachi April 1933 August 1937
    Miranshah August 1937 June 1940
    Fort Sandeman June 1940 October 1941
    Ambala October 1941 Disbanded 1947
    Halwara February 1953 September 1953
    Palam September 1953 February 1957
    Kalaikunda February 1957 October 1962
    Halwara October 1962 September 1963
    Adampur September 1963 February 1985
    Gorakhpur February 1985 June 1985
    Hashimara June 1985 January 1986
    Gwalior January 1986
     
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    The No.2 Squadron (Winged Arrows) of the IAF is a unit dedicated to CAS. Based at Kalaikunda AFS, it forms, along with No.18 Squadron (The Flying Bullets), the 5 wing of the IAF. No. 2 Sqn falls under the Eastern Air Command.


    Crest
    No. 2 Squadron has as its emblem an arrow with unfolded wings, with the symbolic number 2 attached to the shaft. Below this crest, on a scroll is inscribed Amogh Lakshya" (Lit: Unwaivered Aim).


    Role Ground attack
    Interdiction
    Aircraft Operated Mig 27 ML
    Home Station AFS Kalaikunda
    Motto Amogh Lakshya –
    Unwaivered Aim
    History
    Raised 15 July 1951
    Badge "A Winged Arrow"
    Notable Battles Burma Campaign
    Western Air War, 1965
    Liberation War,1971
     
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    The No.3 Squadron (Cobras) of the IAF operates as a CAS and reconnaissance unit. Currently based at Pathankot AFB, No. 3 Sqn falls under the Western Air Command, and alongside the No.26 Sqn (Warriors), No. 104HU (Pioneer Rotarians) and No.125HU (Gladiators), forms the 18 wing of the IAF

    Crest
    No. 3 Squadron has, as its emblem, a winged dagger clenched in a fist and entwined by a cobra. Below this crest, the words Lakshya Vedh, literally 'on target,' are written upon a scroll.



    Role CAS
    Interdiction
    Reconnaissance
    Aircraft Operated Mig 21 Bison
    Home Station AFS Pathankot
    Motto Lakshya Vedh –
    On Target
    History
    Raised October 1, 1941
    Badge "A Winged dagger clenched in a fist and entwined by a cobra"
    Notable Battles Hur's Operations NWFP
    Burma Campaign
    Operation Polo
    Western Air War, 1965
    Liberation War,1971
     
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    No. 4 Squadron, Indian Air Force (Oorials), formed at Peshawar on 01 February 1942 under the command of Squadron Leader HU 'Bulbul' Khan, was the third Indian Air Force Squadron to be equipped with the Westland Lysander Army Co-operation aircraft. Within days of its formation, the they moved to its first mission against the tribal fighters on the Northwest Frontier.

    In March 1944, the Squadron moved to Feni to provide close air support to the Fourteenth Army for operations against the Japanese Imperial Army. By the end of June they moved to Cox's Bazar to relieve No. 6 Squadron. Their missions include attacking the Bashas in Mayu Valley, strafing of sampans on the Kaladan River, bombing of gunpits in Seinnyinbya and offensive reconnaissance missions over most of Arakan. For the Third Arakan campaign, they received a Spitfire LF Mk VIIIc, the first Spitfire to be operated by the IAF, which operated from Cox's Bazaar path finding for Allied P-47s and P-51s. In February 1945 the Squadron moved to Akyab
     
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    No. 6 Squadron, Indian Air Force (Dragons) is one of the ten senior squadrons of the Indian Air Force. Formed prior to independence, its varied roles have included air/sea rescue, counter-air, fighter-reconnaissance, maritime reconnaissance, maritime strike, target towing and transport.

    The squadron was formed as a fighter-reconnaissance unit at Trichinopoly (now Tiruchirapally) on 1 December 1942 under the command of Squadron Leader (later Air Commodore) Mehar Singh. It participated in the Indian Air Force's tenth anniversary review at Ambala, and received an award for "the best looking aircraft". The squadron continued working-up, until November that year.

    In November 1943, No 6 Squadron IAF moved to Cox's Bazar as a part of the RAF Third Tactical Air Force (Third TAF) for the Second Arakan Campaign. During this campaign, No 6 Squadron was the only specialist reconnaissance unit available to support the Fourteenth Army on this front, earning the name "The Eyes of the Fourteenth Army". They were also dubbed "the Arakan Twins" for flying in the standard tactical reconnaissance pairing of Leader and Weaver. Returning from his Arakan Front visit in mid-January 1944, General Sir William Slim, GOC Fourteenth Army, wrote in his memoirs how impressed he was with this reconnaissance squadron.

    For services during the squadron's tour of operations, Flight-Lieutenant Rawal Singh was awarded the MBE, and Sergeant BM Kothari, the head of the photographic section, received the British Empire Medal. In addition, Flying Officer (later Air Commodore) JD Aquino and Pilot Officer (later Wing Commander) LRD Blunt were commended by the Air Officer Commanding.
     
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    No. 7 Squadron, Indian Air Force (Battle Axes) operates as a CAS and air superiority unit. Based at Gwalior AFB, No.7 Squadron falls under the Central Air Command, and along with No. 1 Squadron (Tigers), No. 9 Squadron (Wolf Pack) and No.11 Sqn (Rhinos), forms a part of the 40 wing of the IAF.

    Crest
    No. 7 Squadron Sqn has as its emblem two unfolded wings adorning a Farsha (Battle-axe) and the symbolic number 7 attached to the shaft. Below this crest, on a scroll were the letters Shatrunjay (Close English Translation: Vanquisher of the enemy). This logo was officially approved by President on 26 September 1960, and has adorned aircraft that No. 7 Squadron has flown since.


    Role Air superiority
    Ground attack
    Aircraft Operated Mirage 2000
    Home Station AFS Gwalior
    Motto Shatrunjay –
    Vanquish the enemy
    History
    Raised December 1, 1942
    Badge "Farsha"
    Notable Battles Battle of Imphal
    Burma Campaign
    Kashmir operations 1948
    Western air ops, 1965
    Liberation war,1971
    Kargil War
     
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    No. 8 Squadron, Indian Air Force (Pursoots) were formed in 1943 at Trichinopoly (now Tiruchirapally) and were trained at Peshawar and Bhopal. On 2 December 1943, they were moved to Doublemooring in Chittagong (now in Bangladesh) to work closely together with No. 82 Squadron RAF in the Burma Campaign. Equipped with Spitfires they had significant success against the the Japanese Imperial Army.

    Presently, the squadron is based at the Bareilly Air Force Station, Uttar Pradesh. They will be re-equipped with the Su-30MKI Fighter aircraft
     
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    No. 9 Squadron, Indian Air Force (Wolfpack) was formed at Lahore on 3 January 1944 under the command of Squadron Leader A.W. Ridler of the Royal Air Force. In April 1944 they were moved to Hathazari in Chittagong to take part in the Burma Campaign.

    Ridler handed over the squadron to Kenneth A Perkin in March 1944 who commanded this squadron until November 1944. Subsequently Adams took over the squadron in November 1944
     
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    No. 10 Squadron(Daggers) is the last squadron of the Indian Air Force to be raised during the Second World War formed in 1944. It currently operates the Mig-27 from Jodpur airforce station.

    The Squadron motto is Yudhay Krutnischay (In to war with determination) and emblem is winged dagger.
     
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    The No. 20 Squadron is one of India's best fighter plane squadron. It is equipped with Sukhoi Su-30MKI and based at Lohegaon Air Force Station, Pune.

    The IAF's most decorated squadron, No.20 Lightnings, was re-commissioned from its number plated status to operational status. Its pilots and crews are mainly drawn from the first Sukhoi squadron, No.24 Hunting Hawks, with which it shares Lohegaon Air Force Station and therefore have considerable experience on the type.



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