AFS Jalahalli


Date Raised : 1948-02-01 Location : Jalahalli West (Bengaluru)
AFS Jalahalli was setup in 1941 as a PoW camp which was a few years later converted into a large hospital for British soldiers. This gave it the nickname, Hospital Town. The AFS was formally setup on 1 Feb 1948 with two loder units. A recruits Training Center (including the one from lahore which was merged) and No. 1 GTS which had moved from Secunderabad. 1 GTS was setup in 1943 as Non Technical Training Center at Walton and had moved to Secunderabad. The station currently has CTI, ETI, E&ITI, 16 TETTRA School, IWS and LTI as lodger units

Commanding Officers


01 Feb 48 - 26 Mar 51
Group Captain
Ramaswami Sitaram
1574 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Bengaluru

10 Jun 51 - 28 Jan 53
Group Captain
Shivdev Singh
1595 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Bengaluru

29 Jan 53 - 29 Sep 54
Group Captain
Anantha Ananthanarayanan
1607 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Bengaluru

30 Sep 54 - 22 Aug 58
Group Captain
Chaman Lal Mehta
1630 ADM
Stn Cdr
Bengaluru

23 Aug 58 - 22 Jul 59
Group Captain
Kailash Chand
1754 GD(O)
Stn Cdr
Bengaluru

23 Jul 59 - 30 Jun 61
Group Captain
Madhukar Laxman Akut
1752 GD(O)
Stn Cdr
Bengaluru

01 Jul 61 - 09 Nov 63
Group Captain
Arthur Wallapura Chacko
1622 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Bengaluru

06 Jan 64 - 06 May 65
Group Captain
Gian Dev Sharma
1742 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Bengaluru

07 May 65 - 09 Aug 66
Group Captain
Shanti Swarup Enand
1989 GD(N)
Stn Cdr
Bengaluru

10 Aug 66 - 25 Mar 68
Air Commodore
Tapeswar Basu
1797 GD(N)
AOC
Bengaluru

20 Apr 68 - 15 Jul 70
Air Commodore
Narayanrao Khanderao Shitoley
1841 F(P)
AOC
Bengaluru

02 Dec 70 - 30 Aug 72
Air Commodore
Bal Bhagwan Marathe
1915 F(P)
AOC
Bengaluru

01 Sep 72 - 30 Jun 74
Air Commodore
Sudhindra Kumar Majumdar
3484 F(P)
AOC
Bengaluru

01 Jul 74 - 17 Aug 75
Air Commodore
Madhu Sudan Ray
3469 F(N)
AOC
Bengaluru

18 Aug 75 - 31 Oct 77
Air Commodore
Naresh Kumar Midha
3658 F(P)
AOC
Bengaluru

19 Dec 77 - 31 Oct 78
Air Commodore
Madan Lal Sethi
4009 F(N)
AOC
Bengaluru

02 Jan 79 - 31 Dec 79
Air Commodore
Ashok Kumar
4099 F(P)
AOC
Bengaluru

18 Aug 80 - 04 Jan 83
Air Commodore
Kambiranda Muthanna Ponnappa
4503 F(P)
AOC
Bengaluru

05 Mar 83 - 27 Mar 85
Air Commodore
Pulaveri Srinivasa Rajagopal
4698 AE(L)
AOC
Bengaluru

28 Mar 85 - 05 Jul 86
Air Commodore
Samir Roy
4953 AE(L)
AOC
Bengaluru

06 Jul 86 - 31 Jul 87
Air Commodore
Subbiah Murugan
5252 AE(L)
AOC
Bengaluru

01 Aug 87 - 18 Jul 88
Air Commodore
Aswatha Narayana Rao Srinivasa Murthy
5546 AE(L)
AOC
Bengaluru

26 Jul 88 - 30 Nov 89
Air Commodore
Bantual Chandrakantha Prabhu
5950 AE(L)
AOC
Bengaluru

11 Dec 89 - 12 Apr 91
Air Commodore
Gubbi Seetharamiah Jagannatha Rao
5977 AE(M)
AOC
Bengaluru

22 Apr 91 - 24 Dec 91
Air Commodore
Pran Nath Bajaj
6392 AE(M)
AOC
Bengaluru

17 Feb 92 - 28 Dec 92
Air Commodore
Shanti Swaroop Gupta
6805 AE(M)
AOC
Bengaluru

29 Dec 92 - 01 Jan 94
Air Commodore
Peri Prakash Rao
6380 AE(M)
AOC
Bengaluru

01 Jan 94 - 14 Oct 95
Air Commodore
Atma Singh
7094 AE(L)
AOC
Bengaluru

14 Oct 95 - 28 Apr 98
Air Commodore
Pirthi Pal Singh Kahlon
7979 AE(M)
AOC
Bengaluru

29 Apr 98 - 10 Dec 00
Air Commodore
Ramakrishna Somnath
10780 AE(L)
AOC
Bengaluru

11 Dec 00 - 25 Jun 02
Air Commodore
Dayanand Kunnahanna Hegde
11743 AE(L)
AOC
Bengaluru

01 Jul 02 - 31 Dec 03
Air Commodore
Krishanvir Singh Yadav
12444 AE(M)
AOC
Bengaluru

01 Jan 04 - 28 Dec 04
Air Commodore
Sundaresan Swaminathan
13044 AE(L)
AOC
Bengaluru

29 Dec 04 - 30 Sep 07
Air Commodore
Bhupal Singh
12634 AE(L)
AOC
Bengaluru

08 Oct 07 - 31 Oct 08
Air Commodore
Bhajan Lal Thakral
14195 AE(M)
AOC
Bengaluru

04 Nov 08 - 30 Nov 08
Air Vice Marshal
Bhajan Lal Thakral
14195 AE(M)
AOC
Bengaluru

01 Dec 08 - 30 Sep 10
Air Commodore
Atul Bhushan Maini
14605 AE(M)
AOC
Bengaluru

01 Oct 10 - 15 Apr 12
Air Commodore
Praveen Kumar
15970 AE(M)
AOC
Bengaluru

16 Apr 12 - 31 Aug 13
Air Commodore
Dharmveer
15480 AE(M)
AOC
Bengaluru

02 Sep 13 - 30 Jun 15
Air Commodore
Kishori Lal Yadav
16931 AE(L)
AOC
Bengaluru

01 Jun 17 - 31 Aug 17
Air Commodore
Tushar Gunvantrai Desai
17665 AE(L)
AOC
Bengaluru

01 Sep 17 - 31 Jan 19
Air Commodore
Sukumaran Ramakrishnan
18466 AE(L)
AOC
Bengaluru

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