Command Hospital, Air Force


Date Raised : 1968-05-01 Location : Bengaluru
CHAFB, a 800 bedded Super-Speciality hospital, was originallyformed at Secunderabad as No. 8 Air Force Hospital and moved to Bangalore on May 1, 1968.
Unit previously existed as 8 AFH

Commanding Officers


01 May 68 - 30 May 69
Group Captain
Thomas Gerald Jones
3724 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

31 May 69 - 29 Jul 73
Group Captain
Prabirendra Basu
3900 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

30 Jul 73 - 10 Sep 74
Group Captain
Mulk Raj
3518 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

11 Sep 74 - 06 Mar 77
Group Captain
Puran Singh Bajwa
3520 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

07 Mar 77 - 04 Feb 78
Group Captain
Rajendra Narayan Gour
5430 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

05 Feb 78 - 19 Jan 79
Group Captain
Satya Paul Chitkara
4086 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

19 Jan 79 - 06 Aug 79
Air Commodore
Satya Paul Chitkara
4086 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

07 Aug 79 - 29 Aug 80
Air Commodore
Subramaniam Krishnamurti
3586 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

30 Aug 80 - 13 May 81
Air Commodore
Surender Kumar Bhalla
4121 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

14 May 81 - 31 May 82
Air Commodore
J M Das Bakshi
16019 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

01 Jan 83 - 04 Nov 84
Air Commodore
Prakash Singh Devgan
4625 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

05 Nov 84 - 28 Apr 85
Air Vice Marshal
Surender Kumar Bhalla
4121 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

29 Apr 85 - 31 Mar 86
Air Vice Marshal
Raj Kumar Bhandari
17101 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

01 Apr 86 - 30 Jun 87
Air Vice Marshal
Jagannathan Vasudevan
15857 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

01 Aug 87 - 31 Oct 87
Air Commodore
Pinnapakkam Masilamani Sundaram
4857 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

31 Oct 87 - 29 Apr 90
Air Vice Marshal
Pinnapakkam Masilamani Sundaram
4857 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

30 Apr 90 - 15 May 90
Air Commodore
Dev Prasad Sarker
5491 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

16 May 90 - 10 Nov 91
Air Vice Marshal
Dev Prasad Sarker
5491 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

20 Jan 92 - 05 Apr 94
Air Vice Marshal
Pratap Chandra Sharda
5752 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

27 May 94 - 31 Aug 95
Air Vice Marshal
Sahab Prasad Verma
6466 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

01 Sep 95 - 08 Jun 97
Air Vice Marshal
Tapash Kumar Mitra
23432 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

09 Jun 97 - 31 Mar 00
Air Vice Marshal
Kukkehalli Prabhakar Hegde
7253 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

17 Jun 00 - 31 Dec 01
Air Vice Marshal
Satish Kumar Ramlal Dham
8097 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

01 Jan 02 - 29 Sep 03
Air Vice Marshal
Parimal Kumar Sarkar
26480 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

30 Sep 03 - 25 Nov 03
Air Marshal
Parimal Kumar Sarkar
26480 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

16 Feb 04 - 28 Feb 05
Air Vice Marshal
Jayanta Kumar De
12250 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

01 Mar 05 - 31 Dec 05
Air Vice Marshal
Jai Krishan Gupta
12308 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

01 Jan 06 - 08 Apr 08
Air Vice Marshal
Trichinapoly Subramanyam Raghu Raman
12664 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

21 Apr 08 - 30 Apr 09
Air Vice Marshal
Ram Krishan Ganjoo
13362 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

01 May 09 -
Air Vice Marshal
Anil Kumar Behl
14446 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

09 Jul 12 - 05 Dec 13
Air Vice Marshal
Rajvir Bhalwar
32372 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

Unknown - 30 Jun 15
Air Vice Marshal
Dilip Chandra Agarwal
32386 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

01 Jul 15 - 30 Jul 16
Air Vice Marshal
Chambala Karai Ranjan
16015 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

Unknown - 20 Mar 18
Air Vice Marshal
Mahendra Vikram Singh
17272 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

21 Mar 18 - 16 Dec 18
Air Vice Marshal
Rakesh Kumar Ranyal
17402 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

17 Dec 18 -
Air Vice Marshal
Deepak Gaur
17404 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

Unknown -
Air Vice Marshal
Ashutosh Sharma
17987 MED
Cmdt
Bangalore

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