5 Base Repair Depot


Date Raised : 1966-04-01 Location : Sulur
Sulur was a transit base during 1940-42 for the Allied forces. In 1945 it was a operational base for RAF and in 1947 INS Hansa was established by Indian navy for Sea hawks. IAF took possession of Sulur base in Nov 56 and established a Care and Maintenance Units . Within a year i.e. 1957, it was re-designated as Aircraft Storage Depot. The initial commitment of Aircraft Storage Depot was to store Harvards, Texans and Vampires. Subsequently Dakotas, and Canberras also found shelter at this Depot. During this period i.e. in 1964, one large hanger and billets for SNCOs and airmen were added. In Apr 66, this storage depot metamorphasized into the present 5 BRD with additional tasks and commitments. 33 ED was also established at the base in 1967. Apart from the already existing storage functions, the depot undertook the task of repairing and overhauling of Gnats and its rotables. Currently the BRD conduct servicing of Avro ac, repair and calibration of testers and MATCAL (Mobile Calibration). In 2017 it was given the task of overhaul, LRU, Aero engine and structural repairs of modern trainer aircraft
Unit previously existed as ASD

Commanding Officers


01 Apr 66 - 21 Apr 67
Wing Commander
Kenneth Hubert Larkins
3511 F(P)
CO
Sulur

22 Apr 67 - 01 Mar 68
Wing Commander
Naduvil Kouvilakath Ramavarma
3578 GD(P)
CO
Sulur

18 Jun 68 - 13 Feb 69
Wing Commander
Jag Mohan Nath
3946 GD(P)
CO
Sulur

14 Feb 69 - 11 Jul 70
Wing Commander
Jagdish Chandra Sengupta
3657 F(P)
CO
Sulur

25 Jul 70 - 04 Feb 73
Wing Commander
Subhash Chander Virmani
4097 F(P)
CO
Sulur

05 Feb 73 - 18 Jul 75
Group Captain
Willie Raj
3496 AE(M)
CO
Sulur

19 Jul 75 - 27 Jun 76
Group Captain
Kulwant Rai
3770 AE(M)
CO
Sulur

28 Jun 76 - 23 Dec 79
Group Captain
Dinesh Chandra Chatterjee
4274 ARMT
CO
Sulur

24 Dec 79 - 05 Oct 80
Group Captain
Surendra Nath Tyagi
4517 AE(M)
CO
Sulur

03 Nov 80 - 27 Jul 81
Group Captain
Prabhakar Mukundrao Achalkar
5403 AE(M)
CO
Sulur

28 Jul 81 - 20 Aug 82
Group Captain
Shashikumar Samuel Ramdas
4930 AE(M)
CO
Sulur

21 Aug 82 - 14 Jan 85
Group Captain
Kunnathidathil Sanjeevan
5615 AE(M)
CO
Sulur

14 Jan 85 - 28 Jun 88
Air Commodore
Kailash Chander Kapoor
5409 AE(L)
AOC
Sulur

21 Jul 88 - 03 Aug 90
Air Commodore
Kuldip Raj Lamba
6242 AE(M)
AOC
Sulur

03 Aug 90 - 30 Nov 92
Air Commodore
Jagatjit Singh Ahluwalia
6282 AE(M)
AOC
Sulur

01 Dec 92 - 25 Nov 94
Air Commodore
Arun Kumar Saraswat
6563 AE(M)
AOC
Sulur

25 Nov 94 - 29 Jun 97
Air Commodore
Satinder Singh Dhillon
7980 AE(M)
AOC
Sulur

29 Jun 97 - 12 Sep 99
Air Commodore
Raj Gopal
10797 AE(L)
AOC
Sulur

13 Sep 99 - 11 Jun 02
Air Commodore
Subhanka Sekhar Lahiri
11568 AE(L)
AOC
Sulur

12 Jun 02 - 06 Mar 05
Air Commodore
Keshava Murthy Rama Sundara
12833 AE(L)
AOC
Sulur

07 Mar 05 - 25 Mar 07
Air Commodore
Chinnabhandar Narasingara Ranganath
13471 AE(L)
AOC
Sulur

26 Mar 07 - 06 Jun 09
Air Commodore
Prakash Kumar Srivastava
14160 AE(L)
AOC
Sulur

06 Jun 09 - 31 Dec 10
Air Commodore
Vireshwar Dundappa Galagali
15272 AE(L)
AOC
Sulur

01 Jan 11 - 30 Jun 12
Air Commodore
Sant Parshad Yadav
15840 AE(M)
AOC
Sulur

01 Jul 12 - 31 Dec 13
Air Commodore
Shashiker Choudhary
17645 AE(M)
AOC
Sulur

01 Jan 14 - 30 Sep 15
Air Commodore
Malipeddi Surender Reddy
17297 AE(L)
AOC
Sulur

01 Oct 15 - 14 Dec 17
Air Commodore
Gunmedi Sahed Phani Nandiswara Chowdary
18521 AE(L)
AOC
Sulur

15 Dec 17 - 30 Sep 18
Air Commodore
Vijay Kumar Garg
18493 AE(M)
AOC
Sulur

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