AFS Mumbai


Date Raised : 1981-09-07 Location : Cotton Green (Mumbai)
Started as No. 305 Maintenance Units, Royal Air Force in 1945, — holding aircraft spares at Cotton Green — Air Force Station Bombay was re-established as No. 02 Equipment Depot (ED) in 1948, which in turn was redesignated as No. 22 ED, AirForce Station Bombay in 1964. Subsequently, in1967 an element of No. 22 ED was converted into No. 30 ED AF. The evolution took a step ahead on 07 Sep 1981, when No. 30 ED Air Force Station Bombay was bifurcated into two separate entities, 411 Air Force Station Bombay with Headquarters at Cotton Green and No. 30 ED AF with Headquarters at Santacruw. However, this Equipment Depot became a lodger Units of Airforce Station Mumbai on 10 Apr 1997. In 2005, the HQ was moved to Kalina. Lodger units include 121 HF, 765 SU, 30 ED. Also provides admin support to AOC MAO, TEB, AFSC and DLC. The Station Cdr residence was also ear marked in Somerset House in Colaba.

Commanding Officers


07 Sep 81 - 07 Oct 84
Group Captain
Anand Narain Mehtani
5804 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Mumbai

08 Oct 84 - 30 Nov 86
Group Captain
Kenneth Rodney Dutton
5873 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Mumbai

01 Dec 86 - 17 Jun 89
Group Captain
Vijay Singh Yadava
6143 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Mumbai

17 Jul 89 - 22 Dec 91
Group Captain
Samarjit Dasgupta
8134 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Mumbai

23 Dec 91 - 11 Apr 94
Group Captain
Ramesh Chandra Sharma
10428 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Mumbai

18 Apr 94 - 31 Oct 97
Group Captain
Jayachand Joseph Williams
10188 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Mumbai

03 Nov 97 - 08 May 01
Group Captain
Arun Kumar Dharamdas Sonpar
13398 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Mumbai

08 May 01 - 01 Jun 03
Group Captain
Bhupinder Singh Subhlok
13795 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Mumbai

02 Jun 03 - 03 Jul 05
Group Captain
Kaushik Pathak
15715 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Mumbai

04 Jul 05 - 19 Aug 07
Group Captain
Rahul Anand Maslekar
16785 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Mumbai

20 Aug 07 - 28 Sep 09
Group Captain
Kallappa Hollannavar Suresh
18124 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Mumbai

29 Sep 09 - 27 Sep 11
Group Captain
Pravin Kumar Sharma
17465 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Mumbai

28 Sep 11 - 11 May 14
Group Captain
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Stn Cdr
Mumbai

12 May 14 - 15 May 17
Group Captain
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Stn Cdr
Mumbai

15 May 17 - 16 Jun 19
Group Captain
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Stn Cdr
Mumbai

17 Jun 19 -
Group Captain
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Stn Cdr
Mumbai

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