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India - Air Force
India - Air Force
Bharatiya Vayu Sena
Adampur AFS (VIAX)
Rwy: 13/31
Pos: 31°25'60"N 075°45'39"E
Elev: 775 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
8 Wing

47sq MiG-29
MiG-29UB
Black Archers


223sq MiG-29
MiG-29UB
Tridents

After going grey most aircraft in the Indian Air Force lost their squadron markings. But in this case the 47 sqn “Black Archers” tone-down badge is proudly worn on the air intake of MiG 29 KB737.
Photo: January 2009, Simon Watson
Agra AFS (VIAG)
Rwy: 05/23, 12/30
Pos: 27°09'21"N 077°57'39"E
Elev: 551 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
4 Wing

12sq An-32
An-12RE
Striking Yaks


50sq A-50EhI


78sq Il-78MKI Valorous MARS
Training Command

PTS An-32 Skyhawks
HQ Bangalore, Karnataka

An 32RE K2735 of 12 sqn is popping flares as part of its self defence suit.
Photo: Internet
Allahabad/Bamrauli AFS (VIAL)
Rwy: 06/24, 12/30
Pos: 25°26'21"N 081°44'03"E
Elev: 322 ft
Air Command Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Training Command

BFTS Chetak
Central Air Command

HQ Flt CAC BAe748
HQ Bamrauli, Allahabad, UP

Ambala AFS (VIAM)
Rwy: 12/30
Pos: 30°22'07"N 076°48'54"E
Elev: 900 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
7 Wing

3sq MiG-21Bison Cobras


5sq Jaguar IS
Jaguar IT
Tuskers


14sq Jaguar IS
Jaguar IT
Bulls
The first squadron of Rafale fighter aircraft is likely to be based at Ambala AFS.

Baghdogra AFS (VEBD)
Rwy: 18/36
Pos: 26°40'53"N 088°19'41"E
Elev: 412 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
20 Wing

142SSS Flt Cheetah
Chetak
Flying Amphibs


156HU Mi-17V-5 Armoured Kestrels

Bakshi Ka Talab AFS (VIBL)
Rwy: 09/27
Pos: 26°59'18"N 080°53'35"E
Elev: 385 ft
Air Command Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Central Air Command

35sq MiG-21MF (wfu) Rapiers
HQ Bamrauli, Allahabad, UP

Bangalore/Yelahanka AFS (VOYK)
Rwy: 09/27
Pos: 13°08'09"N 077°36'21"E
Elev: 3045 ft
Air Command Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Southern Air Command

45sq Tejas LCA Flying Daggers


ASTE various aircraft Aircraft & Systems Testing Establishment


TPS various aircraft Test Pilot School
Training Command

112HU Mi-8T (officially wfu 17 December 2017)
Mi-17-1V
Thoroughbreds


FWTF An-32
Do228
45sq will move to Sulur AFS, date is unknown at this moment.
HQ Bangalore, Karnataka

Mi 17-1V Z3347 of 112 HU serving the people of India by evacuate them after a flooding.
Photo: Internet
Barapani/Shillong AFS (VEBI)
Umroi
Rwy: 04/22
Pos: 25°42'12"N 091°58'41"E
Elev: 2924 ft
Air Command Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Eastern Air Command

HQ Flt EAC BAe748
HQ Shillong, Meghalaya

Bareilly AFS (VIBY)
Rwy: 11/29
Pos: 28°25'21"N 079°26'60"E
Elev: 565 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
15 Wing

8sq Su-30MKI/MKI-3 Eight Pursuits


24sq Su-30MKI-3 Hawks


111HU Dhruv Mk3 Snow Tigers

Barrackpore AFS (VEBR)
Rwy: 02/20
Pos: 22°46'52"N 088°21'32"E
Elev: 18 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
6 Wing

157HU Mi-17V-5 Tarkshya

Bhatinda/Bhisiani AFS (VIBT)
Rwy: 13/31
Pos: 30°16'13"N 074°45'21"E
Elev: 700 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
34 Wing

17sq Su-30MKI-3 Golden Arrows

Bidar AFS (VOBR)
Rwy: 02/20, 08/26
Pos: 17°54'28"N 077°29'09"E
Elev: 2178 ft
Air Command Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Training Command

52sq/Suryakiran Hawk Mk132 Sharks


FTS Bidar HJT-16 Kiran Mk1/Mk1A/Mk2
Hawk Mk132


HOTS-B, C & D Hawk Mk132 Bravehearts
HQ Bangalore, Karnataka

Car Nicobar AFS (VOCX)
Nicobar Islands
Rwy: 02/20
Pos: 09°09'12"N 092°49'10"E
Elev: 42 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
37 Wing

122HF Mi-17-1V or Mi-17V-5 Flying Dolphins

Chabua AFS (VECA)
Rwy: 05/23
Pos: 27°27'44"N 095°07'04"E
Elev: 350 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
14 Wing

102sq Su-30MKI-3 Trisonics
Training Command

Hawk OCU Hawk Mk132 The Young Ones
Before 2015 Hawk OCU was known as HOTS-A
HQ Bangalore, Karnataka

The IAF sended four Su-30MKI-3, including this SB048, of the 102 sqn to participate in the 2018 edition of the ”Pitch Black” exercise held in Northern Australia.
Photo: Darwin, 1 August 2018, Hans van Herk
Chandigarh AFS (VICG)
Rwy: 11/29
Pos: 30°40'24"N 076°47'19"E
Elev: 1012 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
12 Wing

44sq Il-76MD Mighty Jets


48sq An-32 Camels


126HF Mi-26 Featherweights

Largest helicopter in service is the Mi 26.
Photo: Lenn Bayliss
Delhi/Indira Gandhi Intl (VIDP)
Palam AFS
Rwy: 09/27, 10/28
Pos: 28°33'59"N 077°06'11"E
Elev: 776 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
3 Wing

41sq Do228
BAe748
Otters
Air Headquarters

AHQCS BAe748
B737
ERJ135BJ
Mi-17V-5
Pegasus


ARC R&AW An-32
Beech B200
B707
GIII
IAI1125 and G100
Il-76MD
Mi-17-1V

Dundigal AFS (VODG)
Rwy: 10L/28R, 10R/28L
Pos: 17°37'46"N 078°24'13"E
Elev: 2013 ft
Air Command Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Training Command

AFA PC-7 Mk.II
HQ Bangalore, Karnataka

PC-7 Mk.II P151 seen at the Yelahanka air show.
Photo: Phill Camp
Gorakhpur AFS (VEGK)
Rwy: 11/29
Pos: 26°44'23"N 083°26'59"E
Elev: 259 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
17 Wing

16sq Jaguar IS
Jaguar IT
Black Cobras


27sq Jaguar IS
Jaguar IT
Flaming Arrows


105HU Mi-17-1V Daring Eagles

Guwahati/Lokpriya Gopinath Bordolio Intl (VEGT)
(Gauhati)
Rwy: 02/20
Pos: 26°06'22"N 091°35'09"E
Elev: 162 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
19 Wing

59sq BAe748 Hornbills


118HU Mi-17-1V Challengers

Gwalior/Maharajpur AFS (VIGR)
Rwy: 06/24
Pos: 26°17'38"N 078°13'40"E
Elev: 617 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
40 Wing

1sq Mirage 2000H
Mirage 2000TH
Tigers


7sq Mirage 2000H Battle Axes


9sq Mirage 2000H Wolfpack


TACDE MiG-21Bison
MiG-27MU
Su-30MKI

Halwara AFS (VIHX)
Rwy: 13/31
Pos: 30°44'55"N 075°37'47"E
Elev: 790 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
34 Wing

220sq Su-30MKI-3 Desert Tigers


221sq Su-30MKI-3 Valiants

Hindon AFS (VIDX)
(Hindan)
Rwy: 09/27
Pos: 28°42'28"N 077°21'31"E
Elev: 700 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
28 Wing

77sq C-130J-30 Veiled Vipers


81sq C-17A Skylords


131FAC Flt Cheetah
Chetak
Airborne Pointers


181 Flt BAe748
131FAC Flt has a detachment at Srinagar AFS.

Hyderabad/Hakimpet AFS (VOHK)
Rwy: 09/27, HEL
Pos: 17°33'13"N 078°31'30"E
Elev: 2020 ft
Air Command Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Training Command

FTS Hakimpet HJT-16 Kiran Mk2


HTS Hakimpet Chetak Argonauts
With the start of 2017 it is unknown if the Kiran is still operational.
HQ Bangalore, Karnataka

Chetak Z1806 of the HTS in October 2001.
Photo: Simon Watson
Hyderabad/R. Ghandi Intl (VOHY)
Begumpet AFS
Rwy: 09/27
Pos: 17°27'09"N 078°27'40"E
Elev: 1741 ft
Air Command Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Training Command

NTS BAe748
N&SS was renamed NTS (Navigational Training School) on 12 March 2003.
HQ Bangalore, Karnataka

Jalpaguiri/Hashimara AFS (VEHX)
Rwy: 11/29
Pos: 26°42'07"N 089°22'05"E
Elev: 372 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
16 Wing

22sq MiG-27M (wfu 28 December 2017) Swifts


222sq MiG-27M (wfu 28 December 2017) Tigersharks
The second squadron of Rafale fighter aircraft is likely to be based at Hashimara AFS.

Jamnagar AFS (VAJM)
Rwy: 06/24, 12/30
Pos: 22°27'59"N 070°00'41"E
Elev: 69 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
33 Wing

6sq Jaguar IM
Jaguar IS
Jaguar IT
Dragons


28sq MiG-29
MiG-29UB
First Supersonics


119HU Mi-17V-5 Stallions


141SSS Flt Chetak Flamingos


224sq Jaguar IS/IT Warlords
28sq has a detachment at Leh AFS

Jaguar IT IT058 seen at Jodhpur in February 2003 is now flying for 224 sqn.
Photo: Simon Watson
Jodhpur AFS (VIJO)
Rwy: 05/23
Pos: 26°15'04"N 073°02'56"E
Elev: 717 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
32 Wing

10sq MiG-27MU Winged Daggers


29sq MiG-27MU Scorpions


31sq Su-30MKI-3 Lions


32sq MiG-21Bison Thunderbirds


37sq MiG-21MF (wfu) Black Panthers


107HU Mi-17-1V Desert Hawks


116HU Dhruv Mk3 Tankbusters

To augment the service life of the MiG 21 an update & performance enhancing package was developed and thereafter they were called MiG 21bison. A pilot is strapped in to MiG 21bison CU2107 for a training sortie.
Photo: Phill Camp
Jorhat AFS (VEJT)
Rwy: 04/22
Pos: 26°43'51"N 094°10'33"E
Elev: 284 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
10 Wing

43sq An-32 Ibexes


49sq An-32 Para Spears


129HU Mi-17-1V Nubra Warriors

Kanpur/Chakeri AFS (VICX)
Rwy: 01/19, 09/27
Pos: 26°24'15"N 080°24'36"E
Elev: 410 ft
Air Command Wing Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Maintenance Command

1 BRD Overhaul An-32 and Mi-17
HQ Vayusena Nagar, Nagpur, Maharashtra

Khalsi HEL
Rwy: HEL
Pos: 34°19'07"N 076°54'09"E
Elev: 9810 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
28 Wing

131FAC Flt Detachment with Cheetah and Chetak Airborne Pointers
131FAC Flt has a detachment at Srinagar AFS.

Leh AFS (VILH)
Rwy: 07/25
Pos: 34°08'09"N 077°32'45"E
Elev: 10682 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
33 Wing

28sq MiG-29 Det. First Supersonics
21 Wing

114HU Cheetal Siachen Pioneers


130HU Mi-17-1V Condors
28sq has a detachment at Leh AFS

Mohanbari/Dibrugarh AFS (VEMN)
Mountain Shadow AFS
Rwy: 05/23
Pos: 27°29'00"N 095°01'03"E
Elev: 361 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
24 Wing

127HU Mi-17-1V First of the Ranas


128HU Mi-17-1V Siachen Tigers

Mumbai/Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Intl (VABB)
Rwy: rwy: 09/27, 14/32
Pos: 19°05'30"N 072°51'58"E
Elev: 37 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge


121HF Chetak
Mi-17-1V
Sea Eagles

Nagpur/Dr. Ambedkar Intl (VANP)
Sonegaon
Rwy: 14/32
Pos: 21°05'32"N 079°02'50"E
Elev: 1012 ft
Air Command Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Maintenance Command

HQ Flt MCC BAe748
HQ Vayusena Nagar, Nagpur, Maharashtra

Nal/Bikaner AFS (VIBK)
Rwy: 05/23
Pos: 28°04'21"N 073°12'25"E
Elev: 750 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
46 Wing

108sq MiG-21MF (wfu 28 December 2017) Hawkeyes

Nasik/Ojhar AFS (VAOZ)
(Ozhar, Ozar)
Rwy: 08/26
Pos: 20°07'14"N 073°54'47"E
Elev: 1900 ft
Air Command Wing Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Maintenance Command

11 BRD Overhaul MiG-21, MiG-27 and MiG-29
HQ Vayusena Nagar, Nagpur, Maharashtra

Panagarh AFS (VEPH)
Rwy: 15/33
Pos: 23°28'28"N 087°25'40"E
Elev: 240 ft
Air Command Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Eastern Air Command

87sq C-130J-30
HQ Shillong, Meghalaya
HQ Shillong, Meghalaya

Not only for logistics but this C-130J-30 KC3807 of 87 sqn also participated in the Australia held exercise “Pitch Black” in 2018.
Photo: Darwin, 1 August 2018, Hans van Herk
Pathankot AFS (VIPK)
Rwy: 01/19
Pos: 32°14'02"N 075°38'05"E
Elev: 1017 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
18 Wing

26sq MiG-21bis Warriors


125sq Mi-35 Gladiators

Mi 35E Z3104.
Photo: Internet
Phalodi AFS (VIPX)
Rwy: 11/29, HEL
Pos: 27°06'46"N 072°23'20"E
Elev: 781 ft
Air Command Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Western Air Command

158HU Mi-17V-5 Silver Falchions
HQ Subroto Park, New Delhi

Pune/Lohegaon AFS (VAPO)
(Poona)
Rwy: 10/28, 14/32
Pos: 18°34'56"N 073°55'11"E
Elev: 1942 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
2 Wing

20sq Su-30MKI/MKI-3 Lightning


30sq Su-30MKI/MKI-3 Rhinos
Training Command

NDA HK-36TC Super Dimona
HQ Bangalore, Karnataka

Purnea (VEPU)
Rwy: 09/27
Pos: 25°45'35"N 087°24'36"E
Elev: 129 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge


159HU Mi-17V-5

Sarsawa AFS (VISP)
Rwy: 09/27
Pos: 29°59'40"N 077°25'27"E
Elev: 891 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
30 Wing

117HU Dhruv Himalayan Dragons


152HU Mi-17 Mighty Armours

Silchar/Kumbhirgram AFS (VEKU)
Rwy: 06/24
Pos: 24°54'47"N 092°58'43"E
Elev: 352 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
22 Wing

110HU Mi-17V-5 Vanguards

Sirsa AFS (VISA)
Rwy: 05/23
Pos: 29°33'38"N 075°00'22"E
Elev: 650 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
45 Wing

15sq Su-30MKI-3 Flying Lances


21sq MiG-21Bison Ankush

Srinagar AFS (VISR)
Rwy: 13/31
Pos: 33°59'13"N 074°46'26"E
Elev: 5458 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
1 Wing

51sq MiG-21Bison Sword Arms
28 Wing

131FAC Flt Detachment with Cheetah and Chetak Airborne Pointers
1 Wing

154HU Mi-17V-5 Snow Leopards
131FAC Flt has a detachment at Srinagar AFS.

Sulur (VOSX)
Rwy: 05/23
Pos: 11°00'46"N 077°09'41"E
Elev: 1250 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
43 Wing

33sq An-32 Himalayan Geese


109HU Mi-17V-5 Knights
Training Command

151HU Dhruv Sarang
Maintenance Command

5 BRD Overhaul BAe748 and HJT-16 Kiran
HQ Vayusena Nagar, Nagpur, Maharashtra

Suratgarh AFS
Rwy: 05/23, HEL
Pos: 29°23'19"N 073°54'14"E
Elev: 554 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
35 Wing

23sq MiG-21Bison Panthers


104sq Mi-35 Pioneer Rotorians


155HU Mi-17V-5 Kripans

Tambaram AFS (VOTX)
Rwy: 05/23, 12/30
Pos: 12°54'25"N 080°07'17"E
Elev: 90 ft
Air Command Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Training Command

FIS HJT-16 Kiran Mk2
Chetak
HPT-32 Deepak
HQ Bangalore, Karnataka

Tezpur AFS (VETZ)
Rwy: 05/23
Pos: 26°42'36"N 092°47'03"E
Elev: 240 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
11 Wing

2sq Su-30MKI/MKI-3 Winged Arrows


106sq Su-30MKI-3 Lynx


115HU Cheetah
Chetak
Hovering Angels

Trivandrum/Thiruvananthapuram Intl (VOTV)
Rwy: 14/32
Pos: 08°28'47"N 076°55'11"E
Elev: 15 ft
Air Command Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Southern Air Command

HQ Flt SAC BAe748
HQ Trivandrum, Kerala

Udhampur AFS (VIUX)
Rwy: 18/36
Pos: 32°54'08"N 075°09'19"E
Elev: 1950 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
39 Wing

132FAC Flt Cheetah Hovering Hawks


153HU Mi-17 Daring Dragons

Uttarlai AFS (VIUT)
Rwy: 02/20
Pos: 25°48'47"N 071°28'56"E
Elev: 500 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
5 FBSU

4sq MiG-21Bison Oorials

Vadodara AFS (VABO)
Rwy: 04/22
Pos: 22°19'48"N 073°13'08"E
Elev: 129 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
36 Wing

11sq BAe748 Charging Rhinos


25sq An-32
An-32RE
The Himalayan Eagles
South Western Air Command

HQ Flt SWAC BAe748
HQ Gandhinagar, Gujarat

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