9 Base Repair Depot


Date Raised : 1966-04-01 Location : Pune
The genesis of 9 BRD can be traced back to 1 May 1957 when a small unit christened as Base Signal Repair Unit (BSRU) was formed. The Depot was renamed as 9 Base Repair on 1 April 1966 Depot and has been traditionally repairing, overhauling Ground Electronic equipment and Navigational aids. It has evolved over the period of years by adapting to new Air Force requirements to arrive at current shape and size. The Depot now deals with Avionics Systems of SU-30MKI, Mirage- 2000, AN-32, Avro, MI-17 and PC-7 etc. The Depot is also tasked with the serial production of UMC of SU-30 MKI. This apart, the Depot is taking lead in indigenization of Avionics, pioneering the concept of Modular Open System Architecture. The Depot is also centre of excellence in Machine Learning and has initiated many an innovative project based on ML.Also identified maintenance of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) equipment.

Commanding Officers


Unknown - 01 Dec 68
Group Captain
Lancelot Breen Joseph
2763 A&SD
CO
Pune

Unknown -
Group Captain
Permanand Ramnany
3453 SIGS
CO
Pune

Unknown - 31 Mar 85
Group Captain
Subash Chander Madan
5965 SIGS
CO
Pune

01 Apr 85 - 26 Jul 87
Air Commodore
Aswatha Narayana Rao Srinivasa Murthy
5546 SIGS
AOC
Pune

27 Jul 87 - 31 Oct 89
Air Commodore
Ulhas Atmaram Deshpande
5959 SIGS
AOC
Pune

19 Dec 89 - 07 Feb 91
Air Commodore
Bhagwan Singh Bedi
5947 ELECT
AOC
Pune

18 Feb 91 - 27 Oct 92
Air Commodore
Nanak Chand Kaushal
6252 ELECT
AOC
Pune

28 Oct 92 - 09 Jul 95
Air Commodore
Kuldip Singh Mehta
7100 SIGS
AOC
Pune

10 Jul 95 - 21 Mar 99
Air Commodore
Ranjeet Kumar Gupta
8899 SIGS
AOC
Pune

22 Mar 99 - 01 Sep 00
Air Commodore
Thiruvengadam Ramanujam
10695 SIGS
AOC
Pune

02 Sep 00 - 31 Jul 03
Air Commodore
Kuruvaikandy Chacliyath Jayaraman
11730 AE(L)
AOC
Pune

01 Aug 03 - 23 Oct 05
Air Commodore
Anil Kumar Khosla
13534 AE(L)
AOC
Pune

24 Oct 05 - 02 Oct 06
Air Commodore
Rajiv Sharma
13299 AE(L)
AOC
Pune

03 Oct 06 - 30 Nov 08
Air Commodore
Vinod Kumar Narang
14326 AE(L)
AOC
Pune

01 Dec 08 - 20 Feb 11
Air Commodore
Ramesh Chandran Balakrishnan
15090 AE(L)
AOC
Pune

20 Feb 11 - 30 Sep 13
Air Commodore
Deepak Sood
16306 AE(L)
AOC
Pune

30 Sep 13 - 30 Nov 15
Air Commodore
Sanjay Kumar
17637 AE(L)
AOC
Pune

01 Dec 15 - 02 Jan 18
Air Commodore
Ajay Kumar Arora
18539 AE(L)
AOC
Pune

03 Jan 18 - 15 Feb 19
Air Commodore
Shanmugasundaram Anandan
18532 AE(L)
AOC
Pune

28 Feb 19 -
Air Commodore
Suhab Prabhakar Bhandare
19668 AE(L)
AOC
Pune

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