1 Air Force Selection Board


Date Raised : 1962-04-17 Location : Dehradun
The institute was initially established as an Experimental Selection Board at Forest Research Institute, Dehradun in 1943. Subsequently, the Board was renamed as No 7 General Selection Board in March 1944, then Royal Indian Air Force Board and moved to its present location at Clement Town in Oct 1948. The board was remaned as Royal indian Air Force Selection Board. Post 26 Jan 1950, it was renamed as Air Force Selection Board. in 1962, with mysore coming up as 2 AFSB, the Units was renamed as 1 AFSB
Unit previously existed as AFSB

Commanding Officers


17 Apr 62 - 10 Jan 63
Group Captain
Maurice Barker
1691 F(P)
President
Dehradun

12 Jan 63 - 19 Aug 64
Group Captain
Panangadan Cheruvari Ramakrishna
1843 GD(N)
President
Dehradun

20 Aug 64 - 10 Jan 67
Group Captain
Manohar Maharudrappa Sakhare
1679 GD(P)
President
Dehradun

11 Jan 67 - 04 Apr 69
Group Captain
Manohar Laxman Kolhatkar
3378 F(N)
President
Dehradun

12 Apr 69 - 02 Mar 72
Group Captain
Vivek Yeshvant Nehru
3488 F(N)
President
Dehradun

03 Mar 72 - 20 Aug 72
Group Captain
Rishab Chand Suchanti
3466 F(N)
President
Dehradun

21 Aug 72 - 25 Jul 75
Group Captain
Ramesh Krishnarao Nagarkatti
4012 F(N)
President
Dehradun

04 Aug 75 - 16 Mar 77
Group Captain
Arvind Dalaya
4025 F(P)
President
Dehradun

17 Mar 77 - 31 Oct 78
Group Captain
Abhash Chander Jolly
4225 F(P)
President
Dehradun

12 Apr 79 - 30 Dec 81
Group Captain
Surinder Pal Dhawan
5298 F(N)
President
Dehradun

31 Dec 81 - 27 Sep 84
Group Captain
Avinash Goswami
5094 F(N)
President
Dehradun

28 Sep 84 - 21 Aug 85
Group Captain
Krishna Kumar
5096 F(N)
President
Dehradun

22 Aug 85 - 30 Apr 88
Air Commodore
Om Prakash Devgon
4726 F(P)
President
Dehradun

30 May 88 - 31 Dec 88
Air Commodore
Harwant Bir Singh
5065 F(P)
President
Dehradun

02 Jan 89 - 19 Mar 91
Air Commodore
Shiv Nath Rathour
5580 F(N)
President
Dehradun

09 Aug 91 - 31 Mar 93
Air Commodore
Vijay Singh Yadava
6143 F(P)
President
Dehradun

01 Apr 94 - 20 Sep 95
Air Commodore
Arun Kumar Das
7020 F(P)
President
Dehradun

21 Sep 95 - 10 Jan 99
Air Commodore
Ashok Kumar Gupta
8776 F(P)
President
Dehradun

11 Jan 99 - 31 Dec 01
Air Commodore
James Arun Benjamin
11296 F(P)
President
Dehradun

01 Jan 02 - 27 Apr 03
Air Commodore
Devdas Banerjee
12192 F(P)
President
Dehradun

28 Apr 03 - 30 Nov 05
Air Commodore
Kambiranda Poovaiah Devia
12949 F(P)
President
Dehradun

28 Dec 05 - 23 Apr 07
Air Commodore
Rajender Khurana
13377 F(P)
President
Dehradun

03 Jul 07 - 08 Nov 09
Air Commodore
Hitesh Hari Bhai Patel
14271 F(P)
President
Dehradun

09 Nov 09 - 18 Jul 10
Air Commodore
Pandurang Narayana Pradhan
16403 F(P)
President
Dehradun

18 Oct 10 - 31 Jan 12
Air Commodore
George Thomas
17722 F(P)
President
Dehradun

01 Feb 12 - 01 Jul 12
Air Commodore
Harinder Jeet Walia
16418 F(N)
President
Dehradun

02 Jul 12 - 13 Jul 14
Air Commodore
Vishwanath Prakash
17149 F(P)
President
Dehradun

14 Jul 14 - 21 May 17
Air Commodore
Nitin B Sathe
17708 F(P)
President
Dehradun

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