Indian Air Force Inter Service Liason Database

Date Raised : 1957-04-01 Location : Jalandhar
1 Air Task Force was established in Aug 51 to operate in conjunction with XI Corps, the first Corps in the Indian Army. It came about as a result of the deficiencies experienced in coordinating air operations with land operations during J & K Ops in 1947-48. The name was subsequently changed to No. 1 Tactical (Air Support) Group in Jan 55 and finally, to No. 1 Tactical Air Centre on 01 Mar 57. It was the first of the Unitss set up for Joint Air/Land Warfare and thus, marked the beginning of Air/Land Warfare organization in India. In fact, a detachment of the Units set up Adv HQ, WAC with Western Command and manned it till it was established in 1959. .... Read More
Date Raised : 1951-08-16 Disbanded : 1955-01-21 Location : Jalandhar
1 Air Task Force was established in Aug 51 to operate in conjunction with XI Corps, the first Corps in the Indian Army. It came about as a result of the deficiencies experienced in coordinating air operations with land operations during J & K Ops in 1947-48. The name was subsequently changed to No. 1 Tactical (Air Support) Group in Jan 55 and finally, to No. 1 Tactical Air Centre on 01 Mar 57. It was the first of the Unitss set up for Joint Air/Land Warfare and thus, marked the beginning of Air/Land Warfare organization in India. In fact, a detachment of the Units set up Adv HQ, WAC with Western Command and manned it till it was established in 1959. .... Read More
Date Raised : 1955-01-22 Disbanded : 1957-04-01 Location : Jalandhar
1 Air Task Force was established in Aug 51 to operate in conjunction with XI Corps, the first Corps in the Indian Army. It came about as a result of the deficiencies experienced in coordinating air operations with land operations during J & K Ops in 1947-48. The name was subsequently changed to No. 1 Tactical (Air Support) Group in Jan 55 and finally, to No. 1 Tactical Air Centre on 01 Mar 57. It was the first of the Unitss set up for Joint Air/Land Warfare and thus, marked the beginning of Air/Land Warfare organization in India. In fact, a detachment of the Units set up Adv HQ, WAC with Western Command and manned it till it was established in 1959. .... Read More
Date Raised : 1950-03-16 Disbanded : 1955-01-21 Location : Bombay
This centre was formed on 16 Mar 50 as No. 2 Air Task Force (ATF)at2 Equipment Depot Bombay. Nucleus of officers and airmen arrived on attachment to 2 ED, AF for performing the duties. The role of the formation was to control AF Unitss in conducting Joint Operations Army in Bombay area. On 22 Jan 55, the name of this formation was changed to No. 2 Tactical Air Supports Group (TASG) keeping in its role and task. In the mean time, an Air Force element of joint HQ Bombay came in existence in 1957, therefore, the name of the formation was changed to 2 Tactical Air Centre (TAC) in Apr 57. The centre after its initial formation at Bombay moved to Pune in Apr 57 to function with HQ Southern Command (Army). Subsequently, it moved to Bareilly in Apr 63, Kaluchak in Sep 65 and back to Bareilly in Jan 72. The centre moved to its p.... Read More
Date Raised : 1955-01-22 Disbanded : 1957-04-01 Location : Bombay
This centre was formed on 16 Mar 50 as No. 2 Air Task Force (ATF)at2 Equipment Depot Bombay. Nucleus of officers and airmen arrived on attachment to 2 ED, AF for performing the duties. The role of the formation was to control AF Unitss in conducting Joint Operations Army in Bombay area. On 22 Jan 55, the name of this formation was changed to No. 2 Tactical Air Supports Group (TASG) keeping in its role and task. In the mean time, an Air Force element of joint HQ Bombay came in existence in 1957, therefore, the name of the formation was changed to 2 Tactical Air Centre (TAC) in Apr 57. The centre after its initial formation at Bombay moved to Pune in Apr 57 to function with HQ Southern Command (Army). Subsequently, it moved to Bareilly in Apr 63, Kaluchak in Sep 65 and back to Bareilly in Jan 72. The centre moved to its p.... Read More
Date Raised : 1957-04-01 Location : Jodhpur
This centre was formed on 16 Mar 50 as No. 2 Air Task Force (ATF)at2 Equipment Depot Bombay. Nucleus of officers and airmen arrived on attachment to 2 ED, AF for performing the duties. The role of the formation was to control AF Unitss in conducting Joint Operations Army in Bombay area. On 22 Jan 55, the name of this formation was changed to No. 2 Tactical Air Supports Group (TASG) keeping in its role and task. In the mean time, an Air Force element of joint HQ Bombay came in existence in 1957, therefore, the name of the formation was changed to 2 Tactical Air Centre (TAC) in Apr 57. The centre after its initial formation at Bombay moved to Pune in Apr 57 to function with HQ Southern Command (Army). Subsequently, it moved to Bareilly in Apr 63, Kaluchak in Sep 65 and back to Bareilly in Jan 72. The centre moved to its p.... Read More
Date Raised : 1956-05-31 Location : Kohima
No 3 TAC was raised at Kohima in 1956. the TAC moved to Sukhna in 1962 with 33 corps.... Read More
Date Raised : 1957-01-19 Location : Nagrota
4 TAC, AF was formed at Udhampur on 19 Jan 1957 in support of 15 Corps and functioned under Adv HQ WAC. On formation of Northern Command at Udhampur in Jun 1972, this centre was re-located at Nagrota and its affiliation changed to 16 Corps. The TAC continues to be an independent Units under the functional control of HQ AOC J &K. .... Read More
Location : Tezpur
Date Raised : 1962-12-17 Location : Srinagar
6 Tactical Air Centre of the Indian Air Force was formed at Leh on 17 Dec 62. The Centre was raised as a result of the overall plan of expansion of the Indian Air Force during the Sino-Indian conflict. The role of the Units was to conduct OAS, Exercises and Training within the area of responsibility of Ladakh. In Oct 71, the centre moved to Jalandhar and was affiliated to Head Quarters 11 Corps. During 1971 Indo Pak War it moved to Dera Baba Nanak area. In 1972 the centre moved to Srinagar " "and is affiliated to Head Quarters 15 Corps ever since. .... Read More
Location : Jodhpur
Date Raised : 1965-09-08 Location : Mathura
8 TAC, AF was raised on 8 Sep 1965 at Jammu. It was established to control Air Force Unitss in conducting joint operations with No 1 Corps. It is affiliated to 1 Corps, the elite strike corps of the Indian Army that was raised at Varanasi in Apr 65 prior to Indo-Pak war. The centre moved back to Mathura after 65 Ops on 16 Mar 66. The Units moved to its present KLP location, within 1 Corps area, in 2001. At the time of formation of the centre, it was placed under the command and control of HQ WAC, IAF.As the peace time location of this centre was at Mathura, the command and control of the Units was transferred to HQ CAC, IAF in 1967. However, as the envisaged Op role of the Units " "was in geographical area of HQ WAC, IAF, the functional and admin control was reverted to " "HQ WAC, IAF through Adv HQ WAC Chandimandir .... Read More
Location : Ambala Cantt
9 Tactical Air Centre was formed at 6 Wing (Barrackpore) in 1965 and was initially affiliated to 9 Mtn Div. in 1971. The Centre was affiliated to 2 Corps on its formation and moved to Krishnanagar and participated in Bangladesh Operations along with it. After the Operations it was -located at Ranchi and then moved to Kotkapura in Jun 72. In Mar 73, it moved to Chandimandir and Jan 84 it moved to " "Ambala, its present location. .... Read More
Date Raised : 1982-05-01 Location : Bhatinda
After raising of 10 Corps on 01 Jul 79, 10 TAC was formed on 01 May 82 with its nucleus initially at 34 Wing. The first Commander, Gp Capt MC Kappen took over the command of 10 TAC on 04 Apr 83 and shifted the centre from 34 Wing to its interim location in EME OTM Complex, Bathinda Military Station on 23 Apr 84. The centre remained at its interim location till 16 Jan 05 and then moved to a new complex, co-located with the new building of HQ 10 Corps, on 17 Jan 05. .... Read More
Location : Dimapur
Date Raised : 1991-12-23 Location : Bhopal
12 TAC is affiliated to 21 Corps and reports to Adv HQ, SWAC at Pune. The role of the Units is to prepare air support plan and Air ops of 21 Corps during offensive ops.... Read More
Location : Chandigarh
Date Raised : 1963-06-01 Disbanded : 1971-07-07 Location : Calcutta
When EAC was redesignated as CAC and moved from Fort William to Allahabad, an Air Force Liason Cell (AFLC) was left behind at Fort William, co-located with the Army. In July 1971, this cell was redesignated as Advance HQ, Eastern Air Command. It played an important role in the 1971 war. Till 1986 it had 2 TAC's under its command. On raising of 3 Corps in 1986, another TAC at Dimapur was setup..... Read More
Date Raised : 1963-07-23 Disbanded : 2012-08-21 Location : Lucknow
Air Force Liaison Cell was formed on 23 July 1963 at Lucknow for co-ordination with the Central Command of Indian Army. However, on 7 July 1971, this establishment was upgraded to Adv HQ, CAC. At the same time, HQ Western India based at Pune moved to Bomaby as HQ Maritime Air Operations. Conseuqently, AFLC moved to Pune to be perform the same role with the Southern Command of the Indian Army. In June 1991, the AFLC at Pune was upgraded to Adv HQ, SWAC, with the staff from Adv HQ, CAC moving to Pune. Air Cmde Manbir Singh was at the helm during this move. AFLC moved back to Lucknow from Pune performing the same role as Adv HQ, CAC. Between Dec 2003 and April 2009, AFLC was vacant with the role being performed by AFS Memaura. On 22 Aug 2012, AFLC was again upgraded to Adv HQ, CAC and AFLC standalone stopped functioning. .... Read More

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