9 Base Repair Depot

Date Raised : 1966-04-01 Location : Pune
The genesis of 9 BRD can be traced back to 1 May 1957 when a small unit christened as Base Signal Repair Unit (BSRU) was formed. The Depot was renamed as 9 Base Repair on 1 April 1966 Depot and has been traditionally repairing, overhauling Ground Electronic equipment and Navigational aids. It has evolved over the period of years by adapting to new Air Force requirements to arrive at current shape and size. The Depot now deals with Avionics Systems of SU-30MKI, Mirage- 2000, AN-32, Avro, MI-17 and PC-7 etc. The Depot is also tasked with the serial production of UMC of SU-30 MKI. This apart, the Depot is taking lead in indigenization of Avionics, pioneering the concept of Modular Open System Architecture. The Depot is also centre of excellence in Machine Learning and has initiated many an innovative project based on ML.Also identified maintenance of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) equipment.

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
Unknown to 01 Dec 68Group Captain Lancelot Breen Joseph2763 A&SDCOPune
Unknown to Group Captain Permanand Ramnany3453 SIGSCOPune
Unknown to 31 Mar 85Group Captain Subash Chander Madan5965 SIGSCOPune
01 Apr 85 to 26 Jul 87Air Commodore Aswatha Narayana Rao Srinivasa Murthy5546 SIGSAOCPune
27 Jul 87 to 31 Oct 89Air Commodore Ulhas Atmaram Deshpande5959 SIGSAOCPune
19 Dec 89 to 07 Feb 91Air Commodore Bhagwan Singh Bedi5947 ELECTAOCPune
18 Feb 91 to 27 Oct 92Air Commodore Nanak Chand Kaushal6252 ELECTAOCPune
28 Oct 92 to 09 Jul 95Air Commodore Kuldip Singh Mehta7100 SIGSAOCPune
10 Jul 95 to 21 Mar 99Air Commodore Ranjeet Kumar Gupta8899 SIGSAOCPune
22 Mar 99 to 01 Sep 00Air Commodore Thiruvengadam Ramanujam10695 SIGSAOCPune
02 Sep 00 to 31 Jul 03Air Commodore Kuruvaikandy Chacliyath Jayaraman11730 AE(L)AOCPune
01 Aug 03 to 23 Oct 05Air Commodore Anil Kumar Khosla13534 AE(L)AOCPune
24 Oct 05 to 02 Oct 06Air Commodore Rajiv Sharma13299 AE(L)AOCPune
03 Oct 06 to 30 Nov 08Air Commodore Vinod Kumar Narang14326 AE(L)AOCPune
01 Dec 08 to 20 Feb 11Air Commodore Ramesh Chandran Balakrishnan15090 AE(L)AOCPune
20 Feb 11 to 30 Sep 13Air Commodore Deepak Sood16306 AE(L)AOCPune
30 Sep 13 to 30 Nov 15Air Commodore Sanjay Kumar17637 AE(L)AOCPune
01 Dec 15 to 02 Jan 18Air Commodore Ajay Kumar Arora18539 AE(L)AOCPune
03 Jan 18 to 15 Feb 19Air Commodore Shanmugasundaram Anandan18532 AE(L)AOCPune
28 Feb 19 to Air Commodore Suhab Prabhakar Bhandare19668 AE(L)AOCPune

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