45 Wing


Date Raised : 1989-04-17 Location : Sirsa
Air Force Station Sirsa was established in 1960. Situated on the banks of river Ghaggar, the Station was first designated as 10 C&MU (Care & Maintenance Units) under the command of Flt Lt Patrick, a logistics officer. The first aircraft to land at the airfield was a Dakota' on a runway made of PSP sheets. The concrete runway, PTT and the loops were constructed in 1963.0n 12 Jan 70, the station was redesignated as 5 MEMU (Mobile Echelon Maintenance Units). Two years later in Aug 72, the base was made a Forward Base Support Units and rechristened as 2 Forward Base Supporting Units (FBSU). The FBSU was upgraded in to a full fledged Wing in Apr 89.
Unit previously existed as 2 FBSU

Commanding Officers


17 Apr 89 - 23 Jun 89
Group Captain
Tej Mohan Asthana
7672 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Sirsa

10 Jul 89 - 22 Dec 91
Group Captain
Dhanwant Singh Guram
10916 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Sirsa

23 Dec 91 - 02 May 94
Group Captain
Har Prakash Singh Sidhu
11051 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Sirsa

03 May 94 - 17 Dec 95
Group Captain
Padamjit Singh Ahluwalia
11631 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Sirsa

18 Dec 95 - 22 Mar 98
Group Captain
Vivek Kumar Chopra
12752 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Sirsa

23 Mar 98 - 23 Apr 00
Group Captain
Shyamlal Ghosh
13625 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Sirsa

24 Apr 00 - 27 May 01
Group Captain
Arun Vasudeo Thakur Desai
13372 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Sirsa

28 May 01 - 20 Mar 02
Group Captain
Simhakutty Varthaman
13606 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Sirsa

21 Mar 02 - 07 May 04
Group Captain
Thinide Kumar Nair
14680 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Sirsa

08 May 04 - 01 Jan 06
Group Captain
Vinod Kumar Chopra
14563 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Sirsa

02 Jan 06 - 03 Feb 08
Group Captain
Ashit Ishwarlal Mehta
16377 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Sirsa

04 Feb 08 - 20 Dec 09
Group Captain
Gurcharan Singh Bedi
17448 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Sirsa

21 Dec 09 - 03 Jul 11
Group Captain
Anil Sabharwal
18553 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Sirsa

04 Jul 11 - 03 Jan 13
Air Commodore
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AOC
Sirsa

04 Jan 13 - 28 Dec 14
Air Commodore
Makarand Ranade
18586 F(P)
AOC
Sirsa

29 Dec 14 - 10 Apr 17
Air Commodore
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AOC
Sirsa

12 Jun 17 - 24 Dec 18
Air Commodore
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AOC
Sirsa

Unknown -
Air Commodore
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AOC
Sirsa

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