51 Air Stores Park


Date Raised : 1966-05-01 Location : Digaru
Air Force Station Digaru is situated at a distance of 35 km South-East of Guwahati on NH-37 amidst the plains of the Brahmaputra Valley. In the wake of the Chinese aggression in 1962, a 'Forward supply Depot' (SD), an 'Explosive storage Park' (XSP) and a 'Mechanical Transport Repair & storage Units' (MIR & U) were established at Digaru during the period 1963-66. It became a full-fledged station in August 1969. This base Played a very vital supporting role in the 1971 operations. Air Force school was established out of the war Booty Fund in May 1982. An explosives Museum was established in 1986. in 1966 FSD was renamed as 51ASP and XSP as 52ASP. 51 and 52 ASP merged in 1977 and 52 ASP ceased to exist
Unit previously existed as FSD

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
Unknown to 01 Dec 67Wing Commander Sunil Kumar Basack3502 LGSStn CdrDigaru
Unknown to Group Captain Kilara Vamanet Iya5813 LGSStn CdrDigaru
10 Sep 00 to Group Captain Arabida Mohanty13414 LGSStn CdrDigaru
25 Sep 03 to Group Captain Ved Mitra Upadhyay14055 LGSStn CdrDigaru
14 Jul 05 to 30 Sep 06Group Captain Paramasivan Murthy13679 LGSStn CdrDigaru
01 Oct 06 to 30 Jun 07Group Captain Kunnapully Mohamed Gaffar15000 LGSStn CdrDigaru
01 Jul 07 to 10 May 09Group Captain Ashok Vardhan14973 LGSStn CdrDigaru
11 May 09 to 12 Jun 11Group Captain Sanjay Aneja17234 LGSStn CdrDigaru

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