12 Forward Base Support Unit


Date Raised : 1974-07-29 Disbanded : 2009-08-05 Location : Naliya
Land for an airfield was taken over by IAF on 22 Oct 1973. Intially a C&MU was setup under the command of AFS Jamnagar. The C&MU was upgraded to 12 FBSU on 29 July 1974 and the first stn cdr was Wg Cdr HS ghuman. It was further upgraded to a wing on 6 Aug 2009

Commanding Officers


07 Jul 76 -
Wing Commander
Harjit Singh Ghuman
5692 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Naliya

13 Jun 77 -
Wing Commander
Iqbal Singh Bindra
6360 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Naliya

Unknown - 31 Oct 85
Group Captain
Tushar Sen
6006 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Naliya

01 Nov 85 - 30 Nov 86
Group Captain
Suresh Vishnu Ratnaparkhi
6136 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Naliya

01 Dec 86 - 01 Jul 88
Group Captain
Pradeep Kumar Yadav
9042 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Naliya

01 Jul 88 - 01 Jul 90
Group Captain
Narayan Menon
9005 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Naliya

01 Jul 90 - 31 Oct 91
Group Captain
Donald Lazarus
10516 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Naliya

Unknown -
Group Captain
Surendra Singh Tyagi
9467 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Naliya

27 Sep 94 - 31 Mar 97
Group Captain
Ajit Vishwanath Vaidya
11848 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Naliya

01 Apr 97 - 22 Oct 98
Group Captain
Punnoly Iruppattil Muralidharan
13579 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Naliya

23 Oct 98 - 31 Dec 00
Group Captain
Paramjit Singh Bhangu
12932 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Naliya

01 Jan 01 - 08 Jan 03
Group Captain
Madhusudhan Banerjee
13400 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Naliya

09 Jan 03 - 20 Mar 05
Group Captain
Birender Singh Dhanoa
15405 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Naliya

21 Mar 05 - 22 Apr 07
Group Captain
Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria
16026 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Naliya
Unit continued existence as 49 Wing

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