Air Force Technical College


Date Raised : 1956-07-06 Location : Jalahalli West
Air Force Technical College was established on 4 July 1949, in collaboration with Air Service Ltd, Hamble, UK. The college was named Technical Training College and the entire staff of the college at that time comprised officers and technicians from the Royal Air Force. The sleepy hospital town of Jalahalli, mostly consisting of World War Il army barracks occupied by Italian prisoners-of-war, was transformed into "Technical Training College" The British staff were gradually replaced by Indian personnel during the early 50s. On I January 1957, the college was renamed Air Force Technical College. The role of the college is to train graduate engineers inducted into the IAF to enable them to maintain various aircraft and weapon system as also various support systems in operational readiness. The training also aims to develop the trainees into Air Warriors by instilling in them the qualities of military leadership and Service ethos.
Unit previously existed as TTC

Commanding Officers


06 Jul 56 - 30 Jun 61
Group Captain
Mangho Jeramdas Kripalani
2395 ELECT
Cmdt
Jalahalli

01 Jul 61 - 31 Aug 65
Group Captain
Krishnamahari Narasimhan
2278 AE(L)
Cmdt
Jalahalli

25 Jan 66 - 13 Sep 66
Group Captain
Hari Doyal Mehra
3077 ENG
Cmdt
Jalahalli

14 Nov 66 - 13 Jan 70
Group Captain
Roland John Hermon
3449 AE(M)
Cmdt
Jalahalli

28 Jan 70 - 01 Jan 72
Group Captain
Jehanbux Nanabhoy Jungalwalla
2385 AE(L)
Cmdt
Jalahalli

02 Jan 72 - 12 Apr 76
Group Captain
Satya Sagar Sahgal
3777 AE(M)
Cmdt
Jalahalli

13 Apr 76 - 02 Jan 77
Air Commodore
Satya Sagar Sahgal
3777 AE(M)
Cmdt
Jalahalli

03 Jan 77 - 30 Jun 81
Air Commodore
Satinder Singh
3784 AE(M)
Cmdt
Jalahalli

01 Jul 81 - 04 Jan 83
Air Commodore
Shiva Krishna Varma
4531 AE(M)
Cmdt
Jalahalli

05 Jan 83 - 30 Nov 83
Air Commodore
Sundaraier Venkataraman
4546 AE(L)
Cmdt
Jalahalli

01 Dec 83 - 27 Mar 85
Air Commodore
Samir Roy
4953 AE(L)
Cmdt
Jalahalli

28 Mar 85 - 03 Oct 86
Air Commodore
Chaman Lal Kotwal
5431 AE(L)
Cmdt
Jalahalli

04 Oct 86 - 04 Aug 88
Air Commodore
Jagdish Prasad Dhir
5956 AE(L)
Cmdt
Jalahalli

04 Aug 88 - 03 Jan 90
Air Commodore
Sivaramakrishnan Srinivasan
5935 AE(M)
Cmdt
Jalahalli

04 Jan 90 - 21 Apr 91
Air Commodore
Pran Nath Bajaj
6392 AE(M)
Cmdt
Jalahalli

22 Apr 91 - 10 Feb 92
Air Commodore
Shanti Swaroop Gupta
6805 AE(M)
Cmdt
Jalahalli

17 Feb 92 - 31 Aug 94
Air Commodore
Kalayanaraman Badri Narayanan
6826 AE(M)
Cmdt
Jalahalli

01 Sep 95 - 31 May 96
Air Commodore
Sundara Krishna Suresh Sitaram
7910 AE(L)
Cmdt
Jalahalli

01 Jun 96 - 25 Nov 96
Group Captain
John Winston Rajkumar Chinnaiah
11463 AE(L)
Cmdt
Jalahalli

26 Nov 96 - 31 Dec 97
Air Commodore
Darshan Singh Gotra
10685 AE(L)
Cmdt
Jalahalli

01 Jan 98 - 03 Sep 00
Air Commodore
Sarjeewan Kumar Jindal
10396 AE(L)
Cmdt
Jalahalli

04 Sep 00 - 15 Jul 02
Air Commodore
Romesh Chander Kakar
11481 AE(L)
Cmdt
Jalahalli

15 Jul 02 - 31 Jul 04
Air Commodore
Shyam Lal Sharma
12804 AE(M)
Cmdt
Jalahalli

09 Sep 04 - 30 Sep 06
Air Commodore
Kamal Singh
13302 AE(L)
Cmdt
Jalahalli

01 Oct 06 - 30 Nov 08
Air Commodore
Rajiv Mittal
14167 AE(L)
Cmdt
Jalahalli

01 Dec 08 - 16 Aug 09
Air Commodore
Packiriswamy Kanakaraj
15066 AE(M)
Cmdt
Jalahalli

27 Aug 09 - 31 Jan 12
Air Commodore
Arun Kumar Paul
15955 AE(L)
Cmdt
Jalahalli

01 Feb 12 - 01 Dec 13
Air Commodore
Alok Singh
17622 AE(M)
Cmdt
Jalahalli

01 Dec 13 - 09 Dec 14
Air Commodore
Mahender Kumar Guleria
17130 AE(M)
Cmdt
Jalahalli

10 Dec 14 - 31 Mar 16
Air Commodore
Pramod Kumar Shrivastava
17283 AE(M)
Cmdt
Jalahalli

01 Apr 16 - 30 Apr 16
Air Vice Marshal
Pramod Kumar Shrivastava
17283 AE(M)
Cmdt
Jalahalli

01 May 16 -
Air Commodore
Chakalayil Rajappa Mohan
18517 AE(L)
Cmdt
Jalahalli

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