AFS Yelahanka


Date Raised : 1984-12-17 Location : Yelahanka
Initially formed as a conversion and training squadron at Agra in 1948, the unit moved over to Begumpet in 1957 and was renamed as Transport Training Wing (TTW). In 1963 after the Sino -Indian conflict, the necessity for expanding training on transport aircraft became imperative. To facilitate this requirement; existing TTW was retained at Begumpet and No.2 TTW was established at Yelahanka, a suburb of Bangalore. Here, an airfield of world war II vintage was already in existence. This deserted airfield was recommissioned after necessary repairs on August I, 1963 and began functioning under the command of Gp Capt PL Dhawan. On January 1, 1968 both the TTW s were merged to form a single TTW at Yelahanka. Later, TTWs was renamed as Air Force Station, Yelahanka.
Unit previously existed as TTW

Commanding Officers


17 Dec 84 - 08 Feb 86
Air Commodore
Poovala Govindarajulu Srivatsalu
5383 F(P)
AOC
Bengaluru

07 Feb 86 - 23 Dec 87
Air Commodore
Puthettu Kurien Mani
5666 F(P)
AOC
Bengaluru

24 Dec 87 - 24 Dec 91
Air Commodore
Jagbir Singh Rai
6507 F(P)
AOC
Bengaluru

30 Dec 91 - 24 Dec 92
Air Commodore
Bandi Kesava Rao Sunder
8201 F(P)
AOC
Bengaluru

24 Dec 92 - 17 Sep 95
Air Commodore
Pandarangi Ananta Ramakrishna Kumar
8747 F(P)
AOC
Bengaluru

18 Sep 95 - 31 Mar 97
Air Commodore
Mohinderjit Singh Singha
9711 F(P)
AOC
Bengaluru

12 May 97 - 30 Jun 99
Air Commodore
Basudev Banerjee
11654 F(P)
AOC
Bengaluru

01 Jul 99 - 13 Jul 01
Air Commodore
Pradeep Kumar
12029 F(P)
AOC
Bengaluru

14 Jul 01 - 13 Oct 03
Air Commodore
Dhiraj Kukreja
13130 F(P)
AOC
Bengaluru

14 Oct 03 - 30 Jun 05
Air Commodore
Satish Pal Singh
13770 F(P)
AOC
Bengaluru

01 Jul 05 - 21 Mar 07
Air Commodore
Gurwinder Jeet Singh Cheema
14292 F(P)
AOC
Bengaluru

22 Mar 07 - 30 Apr 09
Air Commodore
Ravi Dhar
14559 F(P)
AOC
Bengaluru

01 May 09 - 19 Jun 11
Air Commodore
Vidhya Sagar Bharti
16611 F(P)
AOC
Bengaluru

20 Jun 11 - 23 Sep 12
Air Commodore
Birender Singh Yadav
17166 F(P)
AOC
Bengaluru

24 Sep 12 - 20 Jul 14
Air Commodore
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AOC
Bengaluru

21 Jul 14 - 10 Jul 16
Air Commodore
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AOC
Bengaluru

11 Jul 16 - 05 Aug 18
Air Commodore
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AOC
Bengaluru

06 Aug 18 -
Air Commodore
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AOC
Bengaluru

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