AFS Hakimpet

Date Raised : 1983-10-01 Location : Hakimpet
Hakimpet was first revived as a training airfield in the Autumn of 1951 with the establishment of the Conversion Training Units (CTU). The CTU operated Spitfire T Mk IX s , Spitfire XVIIIs and Tempest IIs to impart fighter conversion training to newly commissioned pilots of the IAF (Starting with the 55th Pilots Course (PC)). CTU was re-designated as Jet Training Wing (JTW) in 1958 with the phasing out of all Piston engine fighters in the IAF. A second JTW was set up in Bidar after the Indo-China border conflict and both JTWs at Hakimpet and Bidar were redesignated as No.1 JTW and No.2 JTW respectively. But by 1968, Jet training was again bought under the sole purview of Hakimpet and both JTWs were merged together to form the 'Fighter Training Wing' (FTW). In 1983, FTW Hakimpet was redesignated as a full fledged station and renamed Air Force Station Hakimpet (AFS Hakimpet) to be commanded by an Air Commodore. Its lodger Unitss include 44 R&SU, HTS, 43 ED, TETTRA School and 250 SU

Aircraft Types operated over the years:
Unit previously existed as FTW

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
01 Oct 83 to 16 Dec 84Group Captain Sherwin Derek Leslie Tully5270 GD(P)Stn CdrHakimpet
17 Dec 84 to 09 Feb 86Air Commodore Sherwin Derek Leslie Tully5270 GD(P)AOCHakimpet
10 Feb 86 to 14 Feb 88Air Commodore Vincent Pais5274 GD(P)AOCHakimpet
15 Feb 88 to 01 Jul 90Air Commodore Ranjit Kumar Malhotra6513 GD(P)AOCHakimpet
02 Jul 90 to 01 Jan 92Air Commodore Prakash Sadashivrao Pingale6755 GD(P)AOCHakimpet
10 Feb 92 to 02 Jan 94Air Commodore Aditya Vikram Pethia8384 GD(P)AOCHakimpet
03 Jan 94 to 01 Jan 95Air Commodore Sivaramakrishnan Kalyanaraman7704 GD(P)AOCHakimpet
02 Jan 95 to 04 Jan 97Air Commodore Jaswant Singh8755 GD(P)AOCHakimpet
05 Jan 97 to 29 Feb 00Air Commodore Satinder Lal Sud11317 GD(P)AOCHakimpet
01 Mar 00 to 18 Aug 01Air Commodore Mohan Dikshit11309 GD(P)AOCHakimpet
03 Dec 01 to 30 Jun 02Air Commodore Vinod Kumar Verma11638 GD(P)AOCHakimpet
01 Jul 02 to 01 Jan 04Air Commodore Karunakaran Gopa Kumar13391 F(P)AOCHakimpet
02 Jan 04 to 21 Jun 05Air Commodore Rakesh Kacker12951 F(P)AOCHakimpet
21 Jun 05 to 01 Apr 07Air Commodore Prakash Babulal Patel14555 F(P)AOCHakimpet
02 Apr 07 to 30 Apr 09Air Commodore Naseem Akhtar14279 F(P)AOCHakimpet
01 May 09 to 13 Jun 10Air Commodore Paramjit Singh Mann15570 F(P)AOCHakimpet
28 Jun 10 to 01 May 11Air Commodore Sanjay Nimesh17862 F(P)AOCHakimpet
02 May 11 to 23 Jun 13Air Commodore Dinesh Kumar Awasthi18079 F(P)AOCHakimpet
24 Jun 13 to 22 Dec 15Air Commodore Sanjeev Raj18276 F(P)AOCHakimpet
23 Dec 15 to 07 Jul 17Air Commodore Hardeep Bains19180 F(P)AOCHakimpet
17 Jul 17 to 05 May 19Air Commodore Rajiv Kumar Obheroi18784 F(P)AOCHakimpet
06 May 19 to 23 Aug 20Air Commodore Kariat Vadukkoote Surendran Nair19528 F(P)AOCHakimpet

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