AFS Jalahalli

Date Raised : 1948-02-01 Location : Jalahalli West (Bengaluru)
AFS Jalahalli was setup in 1941 as a PoW camp which was a few years later converted into a large hospital for British soldiers. This gave it the nickname, Hospital Town. The AFS was formally setup on 1 Feb 1948 with two loder units. A recruits Training Center (including the one from lahore which was merged) and No. 1 GTS which had moved from Secunderabad. 1 GTS was setup in 1943 as Non Technical Training Center at Walton and had moved to Secunderabad. The station currently has CTI, ETI, E&ITI, 16 TETTRA School, IWS and LTI as lodger units

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
01 Feb 48 to 26 Mar 51Group Captain Ramaswami Sitaram1574 GD(O)Stn CdrBengaluru
10 Jun 51 to 28 Jan 53Group Captain Shivdev Singh1595 GD(P)Stn CdrBengaluru
29 Jan 53 to 29 Sep 54Group Captain Anantha Ananthanarayanan1607 GD(P)Stn CdrBengaluru
30 Sep 54 to 22 Aug 58Group Captain Chaman Lal Mehta1630 GD(P)Stn CdrBengaluru
23 Aug 58 to 22 Jul 59Group Captain Kailash Chand1754 GD(O)Stn CdrBengaluru
23 Jul 59 to 30 Jun 61Group Captain Madhukar Laxman Akut1752 GD(O)Stn CdrBengaluru
01 Jul 61 to 09 Nov 63Group Captain Arthur Wallapura Chacko1622 GD(O)Stn CdrBengaluru
06 Jan 64 to 06 May 65Group Captain Gian Dev Sharma1742 GD(P)Stn CdrBengaluru
07 May 65 to 09 Aug 66Group Captain Shanti Swarup Enand1989 GD(O)Stn CdrBengaluru
10 Aug 66 to 25 Mar 68Air Commodore Tapeswar Basu1797 GD(O)AOCBengaluru
20 Apr 68 to 15 Jul 70Air Commodore Narayanrao Khanderao Shitoley1841 GD(O)AOCBengaluru
02 Dec 70 to 30 Aug 72Air Commodore Bal Bhagwan Marathe1915 GD(P)AOCBengaluru
01 Sep 72 to 30 Jun 74Air Commodore Sudhindra Kumar Majumdar3484 GD(P)AOCBengaluru
01 Jul 74 to 17 Aug 75Air Commodore Madhu Sudan Ray3469 GD(N)AOCBengaluru
18 Aug 75 to 31 Oct 77Air Commodore Naresh Kumar Midha3658 GD(P)AOCBengaluru
19 Dec 77 to 31 Oct 78Air Commodore Madan Lal Sethi4009 GD(N)AOCBengaluru
02 Jan 79 to 31 Dec 79Air Commodore Ashok Kumar4099 GD(P)AOCBengaluru
18 Aug 80 to 04 Jan 83Air Commodore Kambiranda Muthanna Ponnappa4503 GD(P)AOCBengaluru
05 Mar 83 to 27 Mar 85Air Commodore Pulaveri Srinivasa Rajagopal4698 SIGSAOCBengaluru
28 Mar 85 to 05 Jul 86Air Commodore Samir Roy4953 SIGSAOCBengaluru
06 Jul 86 to 31 Jul 87Air Commodore Subbiah Murugan5252 SIGSAOCBengaluru
01 Aug 87 to 18 Jul 88Air Commodore Aswatha Narayana Rao Srinivasa Murthy5546 SIGSAOCBengaluru
26 Jul 88 to 30 Nov 89Air Commodore Bantual Chandrakantha Prabhu5950 ELECTAOCBengaluru
11 Dec 89 to 12 Apr 91Air Commodore Gubbi Seetharamiah Jagannatha Rao5977 ARMTAOCBengaluru
22 Apr 91 to 24 Dec 91Air Commodore Pran Nath Bajaj6392 ENGAOCBengaluru
17 Feb 92 to 28 Dec 92Air Commodore Shanti Swaroop Gupta6805 ENGAOCBengaluru
29 Dec 92 to 01 Jan 94Air Commodore Peri Prakash Rao6380 ENGAOCBengaluru
01 Jan 94 to 14 Oct 95Air Commodore Atma Singh7094 SIGSAOCBengaluru
14 Oct 95 to 28 Apr 98Air Commodore Pirthi Pal Singh Kahlon7979 ENGAOCBengaluru
29 Apr 98 to 10 Dec 00Air Commodore Ramakrishna Somnath10780 SIGSAOCBengaluru
11 Dec 00 to 25 Jun 02Air Commodore Dayanand Kunnahanna Hegde11743 AE(L)AOCBengaluru
01 Jul 02 to 31 Dec 03Air Commodore Krishanvir Singh Yadav12444 AE(M)AOCBengaluru
01 Jan 04 to 28 Dec 04Air Commodore Sundaresan Swaminathan13044 AE(L)AOCBengaluru
29 Dec 04 to 30 Sep 07Air Commodore Bhupal Singh12634 AE(L)AOCBengaluru
08 Oct 07 to 31 Oct 08Air Commodore Bhajan Lal Thakral14195 AE(M)AOCBengaluru
04 Nov 08 to 30 Nov 08Air Vice Marshal Bhajan Lal Thakral14195 AE(M)AOCBengaluru
01 Dec 08 to 30 Sep 10Air Commodore Atul Bhushan Maini14605 AE(M)AOCBengaluru
01 Oct 10 to 15 Apr 12Air Commodore Praveen Kumar15970 AE(M)AOCBengaluru
16 Apr 12 to 31 Aug 13Air Commodore Dharmveer15480 AE(M)AOCBengaluru
02 Sep 13 to 30 Jun 15Air Commodore Kishori Lal Yadav16931 AE(L)AOCBengaluru
01 Jun 17 to 31 Aug 17Air Commodore Tushar Gunvantrai Desai17665 AE(L)AOCBengaluru
01 Sep 17 to 31 Jan 19Air Commodore Sukumaran Ramakrishnan18466 AE(L)AOCBengaluru

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