8 Forward Base Support Unit


Date Raised : 1976-01-12 Location : Awantipur
The airfield constrcution started in 1964 as a satellite airfield for Srinagar and was completed in 1996. The airfield was in disuse during the 1971 was but was bombed by the enemy. It was later setup as 8 FBSU in 1976

Commanding Officers


24 Jun 76 - 02 Dec 77
Wing Commander
Kalyan Krishna Kurane
4426 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Awantipur

03 Dec 77 - 06 Apr 80
Wing Commander
Madhava Krishna Khashav
5119 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Awantipur

10 May 82 - 14 Oct 85
Group Captain
Ajai Kumar Singh
6336 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Awantipur

28 Nov 85 - 21 Nov 88
Group Captain
Manjit Singh Sekhon
6756 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Awantipur

28 Nov 88 - 26 Apr 91
Group Captain
Swaran Singh Banga
8100 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Awantipur

29 Apr 91 - 26 Feb 92
Group Captain
Amalendra Nath Sen
8395 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Awantipur

17 Aug 92 - 06 Oct 93
Group Captain
Gopalasamudram Mahadevan Vishwanathan
9056 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Awantipur

18 Oct 93 - 27 Dec 95
Group Captain
Satish Kumar Sofat
12207 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Awantipur

28 Dec 95 - 21 Jun 98
Group Captain
Udoy Narayan Ganguly
12381 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Awantipur

22 Jun 98 - 25 Jun 00
Group Captain
Kughikombil Joseph Mathews
13393 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Awantipur

26 Jun 00 - 22 Apr 01
Group Captain
Rajinder Singh
13980 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Awantipur

23 Apr 01 - 20 Mar 02
Group Captain
Sapan Kumar Karmaker
13379 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Awantipur

21 Mar 02 - 09 Nov 03
Group Captain
Pochana Prasad Reddy
15008 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Awantipur

10 Nov 03 - 26 Mar 06
Group Captain
Joseph Mathew
16384 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Awantipur

27 Mar 06 - 08 Jul 07
Group Captain
Praveen Bhatt
16970 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Awantipur

09 Jul 07 - 03 Jul 08
Group Captain
Vivek Ram Chaudhari
16978 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Awantipur

01 Jul 08 - 21 Sep 09
Group Captain
Harish Nayani
17135 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Awantipur

22 Sep 09 - 03 Jul 11
Group Captain
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Stn Cdr
Awantipur

04 Jul 11 - 18 Nov 12
Group Captain
Lalit Kumar Chawla
19871 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Awantipur

19 Nov 12 - 19 Apr 15
Group Captain
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Stn Cdr
Awantipur

20 Apr 15 - 14 May 17
Group Captain
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99999
Stn Cdr
Awantipur

15 May 17 - 19 Nov 18
Group Captain
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99999
Stn Cdr
Awantipur

19 Nov 18 -
Group Captain
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Stn Cdr
Awantipur

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