2 Dettachment, 21 Wing

Disbanded : 1990-12-09 Location : Thoise
19 FBSU, AF was raised on the southern bank of river Shyok, the valley bound by the Saltoro and Ladakh ranges. The elevation o Thoise is 10,066 ft AMSL The genesis of Thoise airfield dates back to 1960 when kuttcha landing strip was made on the initiative of Mr. RD Menon, who was then Asst " "Commandant Slubra. -Approximately-500 men worked daily without wages under the guidance of " "Mohd Hassan, a resident of Bogdung village. Col Rinchin M VC and Bar of 14 J & K Militia and his " "men were also involved in the development of the ALG at Thoise. 19 FBSU was formed at Thoise on " "10 Dec 1990.

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
Unknown to 01 Sep 87Wing Commander Dhanwant Singh Mangat10566 GD(P)COThoise
01 Sep 87 to 09 Jun 89Wing Commander Edulker Balachand10477 GD(P)COThoise
10 Jun 89 to 31 Dec 89Wing Commander Thirumalai Ahobalacharya Anantha Padmanabhan9421 GD(P)COThoise
Unit continued existence as 19 FBSU

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