1 Aircraft Staging Post


Disbanded : 1986-08-22 Location : Carnicobar
The IAF commenced operations at Car Nicobar in 1956 with the establishment of a Staging Post essentially for refuelling of aircraft flying logistics support missions from the mainland across the Bay of Bengal. The IAF extended the runway at Car Nicobar to nearly 9, feet in 1967. The first helicopter of the IAF, a Mi-8, was inducted at Car Nicobar in 1982 and was built up to a Flight strength by April 1, 1985. The IAF inducted an Air Defence unit as well. With the increase in the level of forces deployed, the air base was upgraded to a Forward Base Support Unit (FBSU) on August 23, 1986. The FBSU was subsequently replaced by No 37 Wing that was established on September 15, 1993

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
16 Jun 56 to 18 Feb 57Squadron Leader Parshotamlal Pandhi1997 GD(P)Stn CdrCarnicobar
19 Feb 57 to 30 Dec 57Squadron Leader Saravu Kukkemane Ramachandra Bhat1873 GD(P)Stn CdrCarnicobar
31 Dec 57 to 29 Dec 58Squadron Leader Charles Alfred Nicholas2771 GD(P)Stn CdrCarnicobar
05 Feb 69 to 21 Feb 60Squadron Leader Nyani Lakshmanaswamy Soundararajan2772 GD(P)Stn CdrCarnicobar
22 Feb 60 to 16 Jul 60Squadron Leader Sharan Singh Sawhny1937 F(P)Stn CdrCarnicobar
17 Jul 60 to 03 Feb 61Squadron Leader Krishan Lal Mathur3119 F(P)Stn CdrCarnicobar
04 Feb 61 to 22 Jun 61Squadron Leader Gopal Krishna Menon3554 AE(L)Stn CdrCarnicobar
23 Jun 61 to 29 Dec 61Squadron Leader Harish Chandra Joshi3020 GD(P)Stn CdrCarnicobar
30 Dec 61 to 11 Feb 62Squadron Leader Amiya Kumar Moitra3388 GD(N)Stn CdrCarnicobar
16 Mar 62 to 03 Aug 62Flight Lieutenant Arun Kumar Roy5244 AE(L)Stn CdrCarnicobar
04 Aug 62 to 02 May 63Squadron Leader Murlidhar2016 SIGSStn CdrCarnicobar
31 Jul 63 to 25 Sep 64Squadron Leader Jagdish Kumar5247 AE(L)Stn CdrCarnicobar
14 Oct 64 to 27 Oct 65Squadron Leader Guradas James Madura4550 AE(L)Stn CdrCarnicobar
Unknown to Wing Commander Devendra Kumar Gurwara7800 F(N)Stn CdrCarnicobar
Unknown to Wing Commander Ranjit Kumar Pal8666 F(P)Stn CdrCarnicobar
Unknown to Group Captain Parm Jit Singh4603 F(P)Stn CdrCarnicobar
Unknown to Group Captain Narindar Pal Singh Sahota6151 F(P)Stn CdrCarnicobar
Unknown to Group Captain Harpal Singh Bedi5595 F(P)Stn CdrCarnicobar
01 Jul 85 to 22 Aug 86Group Captain Dalip Singh Dahiya5866 F(P)Stn CdrCarnicobar
Unit continued existence as 15 FBSU

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