51 Air Stores Park


Date Raised : 1966-05-01 Location : Digaru
Air Force Station Digaru is situated at a distance of 35 km South-East of Guwahati on NH-37 amidst the plains of the Brahmaputra Valley. In the wake of the Chinese aggression in 1962, a 'Forward supply Depot' (SD), an 'Explosive storage Park' (XSP) and a 'Mechanical Transport Repair & storage Units' (MIR & U) were established at Digaru during the period 1963-66. It became a full-fledged station in August 1969. This base Played a very vital supporting role in the 1971 operations. Air Force school was established out of the war Booty Fund in May 1982. An explosives Museum was established in 1986. in 1966 FSD was renamed as 51ASP and XSP as 52ASP. 51 and 52 ASP merged in 1977 and 52 ASP ceased to exist
Unit previously existed as FSD

Commanding Officers


Unknown - 01 Dec 67
Wing Commander
Sunil Kumar Basack
3502 LGS
Stn Cdr
Digaru

Unknown -
Group Captain
Kilara Vamanet Iya
5813 LGS
Stn Cdr
Digaru

10 Sep 00 -
Group Captain
Arabida Mohanty
13414 LGS
Stn Cdr
Digaru

25 Sep 03 -
Group Captain
Ved Mitra Upadhyay
14055 LGS
Stn Cdr
Digaru

14 Jul 05 - 30 Sep 06
Group Captain
Paramasivan Murthy
13679 LGS
Stn Cdr
Digaru

01 Oct 06 - 30 Jun 07
Group Captain
Kunnapully Mohamed Gaffar
15000 LGS
Stn Cdr
Digaru

01 Jul 07 - 10 May 09
Group Captain
Ashok Vardhan
14973 LGS
Stn Cdr
Digaru

11 May 09 - 12 Jun 11
Group Captain
Sanjay Aneja
17234 LGS
Stn Cdr
Digaru

13 Jun 11 - 05 May 13
Group Captain
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Stn Cdr
Digaru

06 May 13 - 05 Jun 15
Group Captain
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Stn Cdr
Digaru

05 Jun 15 - 05 Jul 17
Group Captain
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Stn Cdr
Digaru

15 Jul 17 - 03 Jul 19
Group Captain
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Stn Cdr
Digaru

04 Jul 19 -
Group Captain
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Stn Cdr
Digaru

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