Armed Forces Overviews
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-29UPG
MiG-29UB
Black Archers


223sq MiG-29UPG
MiG-29UB
Tridents
MiG-29UPG KBU711 just landed land to take part in the static show at Aero India 2019.
Photo: Yelahanka, 16 February 2019, Arjun Sarup
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-32RE
Striking Yaks


50sq A-50EhI


78sq Il-78MKI Valorous MARS
Training Command

PTS An-32 Skyhawks
Il-78MKI RK3451 at Waddington on 17 July 2007.
Photo: Michael Bajcar
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

Basic Flying Training School
Central Air Command

HQ Flt CAC BAe748
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

5sq Jaguar IS
Jaguar IT
Tuskers


14sq Jaguar IS
Jaguar IT
Bulls


17sq Rafale DH
Raflae EH
(expected in May 2020)
Golden Arrows
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
Bangalore (VOBG)
Hindustan
Rwy: 09/27
Pos: 12°57'03"N 077°39'57"E
Elev: 2914 ft
Organisation Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
HAL

- various
NAL

- Saras
DRDO

CABS BAe748
ERJ145SM
Do228-202K
Centre for Airborne Systems
NAL Saras performing at the 2019 edition of Aero India at Yelahanka.
Photo: Arjun Sarup
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
Training Command

112HU Mi-17-1V Thoroughbreds


FWTF An-32
An-32RE
Do228
Fixed Wing Training Faculty


HQ Flt TC BAe748
Southern Air Command

ASTE various aircraft Aircraft & Systems Testing Establishment


TPS various aircraft Test Pilot School
Mi-17-1V Z3347 of 112 HU serving the people of India by evacuate them after a flooding.
Photo: Indian Air Force
An-32RE KA3067 of the Fixed Wing Training Faculty waiting for a new assignment.
Photo: Yelahanka, 16 February 2019, Arjun Sarup
BAe748 H2377 wears the badge of the HQ Training Command on the nose.
Photo: Phill Camp
Do228-201 HM672 of the FWTF coming in to land at Yelahanka.
Photo: 13 February 2017, Arjun Sarup
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
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

200sq ERJ145SM
ERJ145SM KW3556 at Yelahanka on 14 February 2017.
Photo: Janam Parikh
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


HOTS-B Hawk Mk132 Bravehearts


HOTS-C Hawk Mk132 Cheetahs


HOTS-D Hawk Mk132 Delta
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
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
An-32RE
Camels


126HF CH-47D(I) Featherweights
Maintenance Command

3 BRD overhaul Russian transport & helicopters
An-32RE KA2742 of 48 sqn landing at Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Int'l on 5 September 2017.
Photo: Janam Parikh
CH-47F ZL4671 seen during the ceremony of the type induction in the IAF at Chandigarh on 25 March 2019.
Photo: Indian Air Force
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
G-III
IAI1125SPX
G100
Il-76MD
Mi-17-1V
Indian Air Force Museum

Vintage Aircraft Flight Dakota
Harvard
Tiger Moth
ERJ135BJ K3601 landing at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Intl on 3 June 2018.
Photo: Timothy Brandt
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 Air Force Academy
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)
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
19 Wing

59sq BAe748
Do228
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 various a/c Tactics & Combat Development Establishment
1sq 'Tigers' will move to Jalpaguiri/Hashimara AFS and re-equip with the Rafale DH/EH
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
B737
Training Command

AEB a/c on loan Aircrew Examination Board
C-17 CB8009 of 81sq 'Skylords' supporting the IAF delegation for the 2016 edition of the Bahrain Air Show.
Photo: Sakhir AB, January 2016, Marcel van Bielder
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

AFS Hakimpet HJT-16 Kiran Mk2


HTS Chetak Argonauts
Chetak ZA408 of the HTS on 18 February 2019.
Photo: Arjun Sarup
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 Navigator Training School
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

-
1sq 'Tigers' will move in as Rafale squadron.
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
Jaguar IT
Warlords
Jaguar IM JM261 of 6sq is used in the maritime role.
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

29sq MiG-27MU Scorpions


31sq Su-30MKI-3 Lions


32sq MiG-21Bison
MiG-21UM
Thunderbirds


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
29sq MiG-27MU TU649 at the static show for Aero India 2019.
Photo: Yelahanka, 18 February 2019, Arjun Sarup
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
An-32RE
Ibexes


49sq An-32
An-32RE
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 Depot Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Maintenance Command

1 BRD Overhaul BAe748 & Do228
Khalsi
Rwy: HEL
Pos: 34°19'07"N 076°54'09"E
Elev: 9810 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
-

131FAC Flt det. Cheetah
Chetak
Airborne Pointers
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
21 Wing

114HU Cheetal Siachen Pioneers


130HU Mi-17-1V Condors
-

28sq det. MiG-29 First Supersonics
Cheetah J4403 of the 114 Helicopter Unit on 27 October 2014.
Photo: Atamvir Multani
Mohanbari/Dibrugarh AFS (VEMN)
Rwy: 05/23
Pos: 27°29'00"N 095°01'03"E
Elev: 361 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
42 Wing

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


128HU Mi-17-1V Siachen Tigers
Mi-17-1V Z3020 of 127HU.
Photo: Simon Watson
Mumbai/Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Intl (VABB)
Rwy: rwy: 09/27, 14/32
Pos: 19°05'30"N 072°51'58"E
Elev: 37 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
-

121HF Chetak
Mi-17-1V
Sea Eagles
Mi-17V-5 ZP5229 at Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Int'l on 14 August 2016.
Photo: Janam Parikh
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
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

3sq MiG-21Bison
MiG-21UM
Cobras
Nasik/Ojhar AFS (VAOZ)
(Ozhar, Ozar)
Rwy: 08/26
Pos: 20°07'14"N 073°54'47"E
Elev: 1900 ft
Air Command Depot Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Maintenance Command

11 BRD Overhaul MiG-29 & Su-30MKI
Panagarh/Arjan Singh AFS (VEPH)
Rwy: 15/33
Pos: 23°28'28"N 087°25'40"E
Elev: 240 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
31 Wing

87sq C-130J-30 Raiding Raptors
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
MiG-21UM
Warriors


125sq AH-64E Gladiators
Phalodi AFS (VIPX)
Rwy: 11/29, HEL
Pos: 27°06'46"N 072°23'20"E
Elev: 781 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
48 Wing

158HU Mi-17V-5 Silver Falchions
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
Pune/National Defence Academy gliderdrome
Rwy: 09/27
Pos: 18°28'22"N 073°46'46"E
Elev: 1919 ft
Academy Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
National Defence Academy

Air Force Training Team Sedbergh T-21B
EON Baby
EON Olympic
HAL Rohini
HAL Ardha
HK-36TC Super Dimona
Purnea (VEPU)
Rwy: 09/27
Pos: 25°45'35"N 087°24'36"E
Elev: 129 ft
Air Command Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Eastern Air Command

159HU Mi-17V-5 Flying Daggers
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 17-1V Mighty Armours
Dhruv ZD4044.
Photo: Yelahanka, 13 February 2017, Arjun Sarup
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
MiG-21UM
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
MiG-21UM
Sword Arms


154HU Mi-17V-5 Snow Leopards
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131FAC Flt det. Cheetah
Chetak
Airborne Pointers
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


45sq Tejas LCA Flying Daggers


109HU Mi-17V-5 Knights
Training Command

151HU Dhruv Sarang
Maintenance Command

5 BRD Overhaul HJT-16 Kiran
The 'Sarang' demoteam performs nationally as well as internationally with their indiginous build HAL Druv.
Photo: Yelahanka, 18 February 2019, Arjun Sarup
Tejas LCA LA5006 taxiing out to perform a solo display at Aero India 2019.
Photo: Yelahanka, 18 February 2019, Arjun Sarup
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
MiG-21UM
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 School Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Training Command

FIS HJT-16 Kiran Mk2
Chetak
HPT-32 Deepak
Flying Instructors School
HPT-32 Deepak X2559 of the FIS.
Photo: Phill Camp
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
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
MiG-21UM
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
BAe748-247 KH1528 of the South Western Air Command Communication Flight seen landing at Mumbai-Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Intl. on 30 October 2017.
Photo: Aneesh Bapaye
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