Indian Air Force Selection Board


Date Raised : 1950-01-26 Disbanded : 1962-04-16 Location : Dehradun
The institute was initially established as an Experimental Selection Board at Forest Research Institute, Dehradun in 1943. Subsequently, the Board was renamed as No 7 General Selection Board in March 1944, then Royal Indian Air Force Board and moved to its present location at Clement Town in Oct 1948. The board was remaned as Royal indian Air Force Selection Board. Post 26 Jan 1950, it was renamed as Air Force Selection Board. in 1962, with mysore coming up as 2 AFSB, the unit was renamed as 1 AFSB
Unit previously existed as RIAFSB

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
26 Jan 50 to 01 Aug 52Wing Commander Dadi Ardeshir Mehta1625 F(N)PresidentDehradun
02 Aug 52 to 16 Nov 55Wing Commander Samuel Wilbert Bobb1674 GD(P)PresidentDehradun
17 Nov 55 to 02 Nov 57Wing Commander Gian Dev Sharma1742 F(P)PresidentDehradun
03 Nov 57 to 06 May 60Group Captain Yeshwant Vinayak Malse1616 F(P)PresidentDehradun
23 Jul 60 to 26 Jun 61Group Captain Kesargod Sadanand Bhat1747 GD(P)PresidentDehradun
01 Jul 61 to 16 Apr 62Group Captain Maurice Barker1691 F(P)PresidentDehradun
Unit continued existence as 1 AFSB

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