AFS New Delhi


Date Raised : 1948-05-01 Location : Race Course (New DelhI)
Air Force Station New Delhi was established on 01 Sep 1947. The Station was initially known as 10 Administrative Wing and was entrusted with the responsibility of helping the victims of communal riots after partition. The Station also had the responsibility of safe transfer of personnel and their families of Pakistan Air Force who were affected in the riots at the time of partition. On 11 May 1948, this Station was renamed as Royal Indian Air Force Station, New Delhi. It was rechristened as 412 Air Force Station New Delhi in 2002 - 2003 after introduction of the Squadron Concept. The Station has been renamed as Air Force Station New Delhi wef 01 Jan 12.
Unit previously existed as RIAF New Delhi

Commanding Officers


26 Jan 50 - 05 Mar 50
Group Captain
Kundan Lal Sondhi
1566 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Race Course

06 Mar 50 - 31 Jul 50
Wing Commander
Alexander Joseph Henry Sathyanathan
1643 A&SD
Stn Cdr
Race Course

18 Apr 51 - 05 Oct 54
Group Captain
Chaman Lal Mehta
1630 ADM
Stn Cdr
Race Course

06 Oct 54 - 16 Dec 55
Group Captain
Mohan Swaroop Chaturvedi
1592 GD(N)
Stn Cdr
Race Course

17 Dec 55 - 14 Oct 57
Group Captain
Azeez Lodhie
1584 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Race Course

15 Oct 57 - 15 Jun 58
Group Captain
Krishna Mahesh Agerwala
1648 F(N)
Stn Cdr
Race Course

19 Jun 58 - 25 Dec 60
Group Captain
Samuel Wilbert Bobb
1674 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Race Course

06 Feb 61 - 18 Jun 61
Group Captain
Jagdev Chandra
1612 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Race Course

18 Jun 61 - 16 Apr 63
Group Captain
Pothery Charuvary Ramachandran
3514 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Race Course

16 Apr 63 - 09 Jun 64
Group Captain
Ramdas Shivram Shipurkar
2177 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Race Course

10 Jun 64 - 16 Apr 67
Group Captain
Soli Cursetji Kaikobad
2119 GD(P)
Stn Cdr
Race Course

17 Apr 67 - 01 Jan 70
Group Captain
Hiranand Nandiram Mansukhani
1571 ADM
Stn Cdr
Race Course

08 Jan 70 - 19 Oct 71
Group Captain
Gurdial Singh Paul
1941 ADM
Stn Cdr
Race Course

20 Nov 71 - 14 Nov 73
Group Captain
Harbinder Singh Bedi
3324 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Race Course

15 Dec 73 - 21 Nov 76
Group Captain
Vishnu Pratap Singh Chauhan
3875 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Race Course

12 Nov 76 - 01 Oct 77
Group Captain
Narain L Keswani
4208 F(N)
Stn Cdr
Race Course

01 Oct 77 - 01 Jan 79
Group Captain
Arvind Dalaya
4025 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Race Course

26 Mar 79 - 24 Aug 82
Group Captain
Chandra Kant Dhawan
4995 F(P)
Stn Cdr
Race Course

25 Aug 82 - 30 Jun 85
Air Commodore
Narinder Singh Arora
4983 F(P)
AOC
Race Course

01 Jul 85 - 03 Jan 88
Air Commodore
Shiv Nath Rathour
5580 F(N)
AOC
Race Course

04 Jan 88 - 31 Dec 89
Air Commodore
Ghanshyam Singh Thapa
6003 F(N)
AOC
Race Course

01 Jan 90 - 20 Jan 92
Air Commodore
Prashant Satyadeo Dikshit
7487 F(N)
AOC
Race Course

03 Jan 92 - 09 Jan 94
Air Commodore
Harbans Perminder Singh
7485 F(N)
AOC
Race Course

10 Jan 94 - 31 Jan 95
Air Commodore
Narinder Singh Chahal
8155 F(P)
AOC
Race Course

01 Feb 95 - 18 Apr 99
Air Commodore
Jagdarshan Singh Sandhu
10139 F(P)
AOC
Race Course

19 Apr 99 - 30 Nov 00
Air Commodore
Kishore Chand Sharma
10171 F(P)
AOC
Race Course

14 Dec 00 - 15 Apr 03
Air Commodore
Anup Kumar Shyam
12065 F(P)
AOC
Race Course

16 Apr 03 - 28 Oct 04
Air Commodore
Gautam Chaturvedi
12965 F(N)
AOC
Race Course

01 Jan 12 - 31 Jul 13
Air Commodore
Manavendra Singh
16983 F(P)
AOC
Race Course

01 Aug 13 - 18 Aug 15
Air Commodore
Guttikonda Amara Prasad Babu
17714 F(P)
AOC
Race Course

19 Oct 15 - 30 Sep 17
Air Commodore
Pawan Kumar Mohey
18099 F(P)
AOC
Race Course

01 Oct 17 - 03 Nov 19
Air Commodore
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AOC
Race Course

04 Nov 19 -
Air Commodore
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AOC
Race Course
Unit continued existence as 412 AFS New Delhi

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