4 Forward Base Support Unit

Date Raised : 1972-08-07 Disbanded : 1984-01-11 Location : Jaisalmer
The imperatives of 1965 war influenced the country to fill the void in the defences in Rajasthan sector and thus came the airfield at Jaisalmer in 1970. Started as No. 14 Care and Maintenance Units. After the 1971 war it was decided to upgrade the airfield and 4 FBSU came into existence on 7 Aug 1972 which was placed under the functional control of 32 Wing, Jodhpur. Initial role was to provide staging facilities to fighter and bomber aircraft. Subsequently in 1979, Armament Training Camp was setup to exploit the Pokhran range in the vicinity. The station was designated to function as provision for flying facilities by day and night for visiting detachments for Air to Ground firing at the Range. 3 AFRU was setup in 1982. The base was reassigned later as 41 Wing Air Force on 12 Jan 1984.
Unit previously existed as 14 C&MU

Commanding Officers

View in Grid

DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
Unknown to 01 May 75Wing Commander John Albert Ratnam Balraj4575 F(P)Stn CdrJaisalmer
Unknown to 06 Aug 81Wing Commander P S PuriStn CdrJaisalmer
07 Aug 81 to 03 Jul 83Wing Commander Bharat Kumar5787 F(P)Stn CdrJaisalmer
12 Sep 83 to 29 Feb 84Group Captain Vishnu Narain Johri5676 F(P)Stn CdrJaisalmer
Unit continued existence as 41 Wing

Note: All the data available here is publicly available in the Gazette of India, published by the Indian Government, or from public domain sources, press releases about Awards and Right-To-Information (RTI) Requests. Additionally data shared by veterans is added to the page with permission. No data with respect to serving officers below the rank of AVM is displayed. Information in Gazette of India and Award citations and photographs as released by the Indian Air Force are the only details displayed.