5 Forward Base Support Unit


Date Raised : 1972-06-08 Location : Uttarlai
The uttarlai station was setup by RAF in 1935 by acquiring 384 acres of land from the Marwar State. It had an airstrip to facilitate landing of two-seater propeller aircrafts. After independence the airfield was handed over the CPWD and occupied by IAF in 1950. Post the 1965 war it was decided to convert it to a base and a C&MU was formed. It was upgraded to an FBSU on 8 June 1972 and a full fledged AFS on 20 Dec 1993

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
Unknown to 01 Dec 71Wing Commander Vishwanatha Krishnamurthy4022 F(P)Stn CdrUttarlai
Unknown to Wing Commander Syed Shahid Hussain Naqvi7193 F(P)Stn CdrUttarlai
Unknown to Wing Commander Jawahar Lal Bhargava7209 F(P)Stn CdrUttarlai
01 Jan 81 to 21 Jul 82Wing Commander Ashley Malcolm Rodriques8186 F(P)Stn CdrUttarlai
22 Jul 82 to 09 Aug 85Wing Commander Rajinder Mohan Singh Datta8711 F(P)Stn CdrUttarlai
10 Aug 85 to 30 Sep 87Group Captain Manbir Singh6771 F(P)Stn CdrUttarlai
01 Oct 87 to 28 Mar 90Group Captain Baldhir Singh Ghumman8170 F(P)Stn CdrUttarlai
29 Mar 90 to 20 Apr 92Group Captain James Arun Benjamin11296 F(P)Stn CdrUttarlai
21 Apr 92 to 10 Jul 94Group Captain Avinash Deodata Joshi10886 F(P)Stn CdrUttarlai
11 Jul 94 to 11 May 97Group Captain Ramesh Vishwanath Phadke10895 F(P)Stn CdrUttarlai
12 May 97 to 05 Jun 00Group Captain Ajay Shrivniwas Karnik13140 F(P)Stn CdrUttarlai
06 Jun 00 to 29 Nov 11Group Captain Randhir Pratap13146 F(P)Stn CdrUttarlai
01 Dec 01 to 06 Aug 03Group Captain Sanjay Dandapani14690 F(P)Stn CdrUttarlai
07 Aug 03 to 31 Mar 05Group Captain Amit Aneja14668 F(P)Stn CdrUttarlai
21 Jun 05 to 26 Nov 06Group Captain Nirmal Singh Jamwal17156 F(P)Stn CdrUttarlai
27 Nov 06 to 31 Jul 07Group Captain Suraj Kumar Jha17445 F(P)Stn CdrUttarlai
01 Aug 07 to 05 Jul 09Group Captain Richard John Duckworth17136 F(P)Stn CdrUttarlai
06 Jul 09 to 21 Nov 10Group Captain Narmdeshwar Tiwari18270 F(P)Stn CdrUttarlai
21 May 12 to 02 Jun 14Group Captain #N/AStn CdrUttarlai

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