AFS Hakimpet


Date Raised : 1983-10-01 Location : Hakimpet
Hakimpet was first revived as a training airfield in the Autumn of 1951 with the establishment of the Conversion Training Units (CTU). The CTU operated Spitfire T Mk IX s , Spitfire XVIIIs and Tempest IIs to impart fighter conversion training to newly commissioned pilots of the IAF (Starting with the 55th Pilots Course (PC)). CTU was re-designated as Jet Training Wing (JTW) in 1958 with the phasing out of all Piston engine fighters in the IAF. A second JTW was set up in Bidar after the Indo-China border conflict and both JTWs at Hakimpet and Bidar were redesignated as No.1 JTW and No.2 JTW respectively. But by 1968, Jet training was again bought under the sole purview of Hakimpet and both JTWs were merged together to form the 'Fighter Training Wing' (FTW). In 1983, FTW Hakimpet was redesignated as a full fledged station and renamed Air Force Station Hakimpet (AFS Hakimpet) to be commanded by an Air Commodore. Its lodger Unitss include 44 R&SU, HTS, 43 ED, TETTRA School and 250 SU
Unit previously existed as FTW

Commanding Officers


01 Oct 83 - 16 Dec 84
Group Captain
Sherwin Derek Leslie Tully
5270 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Hakimpet

17 Dec 84 - 09 Feb 86
Air Commodore
Sherwin Derek Leslie Tully
5270 F(P)
AOC
Hakimpet

10 Feb 86 - 14 Feb 88
Air Commodore
Vincent Pais
5274 F(P)
AOC
Hakimpet

15 Feb 88 - 01 Jul 90
Air Commodore
Ranjit Kumar Malhotra
6513 F(P)
AOC
Hakimpet

02 Jul 90 - 01 Jan 92
Air Commodore
Prakash Sadashivrao Pingale
6755 F(P)
AOC
Hakimpet

10 Feb 92 - 02 Jan 94
Air Commodore
Aditya Vikram Pethia
8384 F(P)
AOC
Hakimpet

03 Jan 94 - 01 Jan 95
Air Commodore
Sivaramakrishnan Kalyanaraman
7704 F(P)
AOC
Hakimpet

02 Jan 95 - 04 Jan 97
Air Commodore
Jaswant Singh
8755 F(P)
AOC
Hakimpet

05 Jan 97 - 29 Feb 00
Air Commodore
Satinder Lal Sud
11317 F(P)
AOC
Hakimpet

01 Mar 00 - 18 Aug 01
Air Commodore
Mohan Dikshit
11309 F(P)
AOC
Hakimpet

03 Dec 01 - 30 Jun 02
Air Commodore
Vinod Kumar Verma
11638 F(P)
AOC
Hakimpet

01 Jul 02 - 01 Jan 04
Air Commodore
Karunakaran Gopa Kumar
13391 F(P)
AOC
Hakimpet

02 Jan 04 - 21 Jun 05
Air Commodore
Rakesh Kacker
12951 F(P)
AOC
Hakimpet

21 Jun 05 - 01 Apr 07
Air Commodore
Prakash Babulal Patel
14555 F(P)
AOC
Hakimpet

02 Apr 07 - 30 Apr 09
Air Commodore
Naseem Akhtar
14279 F(P)
AOC
Hakimpet

01 May 09 - 13 Jun 10
Air Commodore
Paramjit Singh Mann
15570 F(P)
AOC
Hakimpet

28 Jun 10 - 01 May 11
Air Commodore
Sanjay Nimesh
17862 F(P)
AOC
Hakimpet

02 May 11 - 23 Jun 13
Air Commodore
Dinesh Kumar Awasthi
18079 F(P)
AOC
Hakimpet

24 Jun 13 - 22 Dec 15
Air Commodore
Sanjeev Raj
18276 F(P)
AOC
Hakimpet

23 Dec 15 - 07 Jul 17
Air Commodore
Hardeep Bains
19180 F(P)
AOC
Hakimpet

17 Jul 17 - 05 May 19
Air Commodore
Rajiv Kumar Obheroi
18784 F(P)
AOC
Hakimpet

06 May 19 - 23 Aug 20
Air Commodore
Kariat Vadukkoote Surendran Nair
19528 F(P)
AOC
Hakimpet

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