19 Forward Base Support Unit


Date Raised : 1990-12-10 Location : Thoise
19 FBSU, AF was raised on the southern bank of river Shyok, the valley bound by the Saltoro and Ladakh ranges. The elevation o Thoise is 10,066 ft AMSL The genesis of Thoise airfield dates back to 1960 when kuttcha landing strip was made on the initiative of Mr. RD Menon, who was then Asst " "Commandant Slubra. -Approximately-500 men worked daily without wages under the guidance of " "Mohd Hassan, a resident of Bogdung village. Col Rinchin M VC and Bar of 14 J & K Militia and his " "men were also involved in the development of the ALG at Thoise. 19 FBSU was formed at Thoise on " "10 Dec 1990.

Commanding Officers


Unknown - 01 Sep 87
Wing Commander
Dhanwant Singh Mangat
10566 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Thoise

01 Sep 87 - 09 Jun 89
Wing Commander
Edulker Balachand
10477 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Thoise

10 Jun 89 - 31 Dec 89
Wing Commander
Thirumalai Ahobalacharya Anantha Padmanabhan
9421 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Thoise

01 Apr 91 -
Group Captain
Suresh Chandra Malhan
11579 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Thoise

Unknown -
Group Captain
Jagdarshan Singh Sandhu
10139 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Thoise

24 Jul 95 - 12 Jun 97
Group Captain
Vaidya Nathan Babu
13386 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Thoise

16 Jun 97 -
Group Captain
Pramod Kumar Roy
14100 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Thoise

01 Sep 99 -
Group Captain
Gurwinder Jeet Singh Cheema
14292 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Thoise

Unknown -
Group Captain
Kulwant Singh Gill
15220 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Thoise

Unknown -
Group Captain
Pankaj Jaiswal
16232 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Thoise

19 Jun 03 -
Group Captain
Vidhya Sagar Bharti
16611 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Thoise

Unknown -
Group Captain
Manoj Kumar Masand
17341 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Thoise

01 Jan 07 -
Group Captain
B Chandrasekhar
17726 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Thoise

Unknown -
Group Captain
Pawan Kumar Mohey
18099 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Thoise

Unknown -
Group Captain
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Stn Cdr
Thoise

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