Military



Indian Air Force Stations

Western Air Command and South Western control air operations in proximity to Pakistan. Western Command is headquartered in New Delhi, the Command also has a forward headquarters located near the Army's Western Command at Chandigarh. Airfields at Adampur, Ambala, Chandigarh, Halwara, Hindan, Jaiselmer, Jamnagar, Jodhpur and Pathankot are located within 300 km of the Pakistan border. Other more distant Western Air Command main operating airbases include Avantipur, Leh, Palam, and Srinagar, with forward airbases at Amritsar, Bhatinda, Sirsa and Udhampur. Other South Western Air Command main operating bases are at Barmer, Bhuj, Nalia, and Poona with forward airbases at Ahmadabad, Nal, Suratgarh and Uttarlai.

In 2009, India selected eight sites as part of a project to modernize or upgrade Advanced Landing Grounds []ALG in the northeast. They included Ziro, Passighat, Mechuka, Walong, Along, Tuting, Tawang and Vijaynagar. The ALGs of Tawang and Walong were already under the control of the Indian Army, while the others were inoperative. The new landing grounds will enhance the air maintenance capability of the Indian Air Force in the northeastern region.

In March 2016, India reactivated two upgraded Advanced Landing Grounds at Ziro and Along in Arunachal Pradesh. The ALG project at Tawang was expected to be ready by September 2016. The start of ALG upgrades at Vijaynagar, meanwhile, was expected to take much longer as there is no proper road connectivity for carrying materials, machinery and manpower.

For the development of defense infrastructure in the northeast, the Indian Air Force allocated $54 million from April 2016 to March 2017. India was also modernizing 10 airfields in the eastern part of India, which would augment the capabilities of the Indian Air Force in the event of a stand-off with other countries.

India announced 29 May 2017 a major overhauling of highways that can be used as airstrips for the Indian Air Force (IAF). Nitin Gadkari, India's Minister of Road and Transport, said 17 highways along border areas will be developed to double up as airstrips which will have immense strategic value. The IAF asked the country's national highway authority to build highways in definitive locations in such a way that it can land its combat jets for "operational contingencies" and disaster relief operations. These highways will be located in some 10 states, including Jammu and Kashmir, West Bengal and Assam which is close to the border with China.



Base 
City
Latitude
Longitude
Unit
Command
Aircraft
#
Adampur
Jullundur
31° 26'13" N
75° 45'21" E
No.47
Western
MiG-29A/C/UB
18
No.101
Western
MiG-21M
16
No.220
Western
MiG-23BN
16
No.223
Western
MiG-29A/C/UB
18
No.224
Western
MiG-23MF/UM
16
Agra
27°09'N
77°57'E
No.2 Target
Central
Canberra B(I) Mk.8
No.12
Central
An-32 Sutlej
No.44
Central
IL-76MD Gajraj
No.50
Central
Phalcon
No.106
Central
HAL HS 748
Canberra PR Mk.57
Paratroop School
Training
An-32 Sutlej
Ahmadabad
23°04'N
72°38'E
--
South Western
--
--
Allahabad
25°26'N
81°44'E
HQ Central Air Command
Central
Ambala
30°22'N
76°48'E
No.5
Western
Jaguar IS/IB
16
No.14
Western
Jaguar IS/IB
16
No.23
Western
MiG-21bis
16
No.24
Western
Su-30
Amritsar
Amritsar
31°42'44"N
74°47'47"E
--
Western
--
--
Avantipur
33°52'46"N
74°57'56"E
--
Western
--
--
Baghdogra
26°41'N
88°20'E
No.8
Eastern
MiG-21FL
16
Bakshi-Ka-Talab
Bareilly
28°25'N
79°27'E
No.35
Central
MiG-21M and
Canberra PR Mk.57
No.102
Central
MiG-25R/U
Barmer
25°45'N
71°23'E
--
South Western
--
--
Bathinda
° ' N
° ' E
No.17
Western
MiG-27M Or
MiG-21M/MF
Begumpet
???
???
Navigation and Signals School
Training
HAL Hs.748
Bhatinda
30°16'N
74°45'E
--
Western
--
--
Bhuj-Rudramata
23°15'N
69°40'E
--
South Western
--
--
Bidar
17°55'N
77°30'E
Air Force Academy
Training
HJT-16 Kiran I
Car Nicobar
09°09'11.51" N
092°49'09.81" E
118HU det
South Western
Mi-8
--
Chabua
Jorhat
26°44'N
94°11'E
Eastern
Chakrata
Dehra Dun
30°42'N
77°51'E
AR Centre, RAW
Headquarters
???
Chandigarh
Chandigarh
30°40'49"N
76°47'31"E
No.3 Base Repair Depot
Maintenance
Mil Mi-8 / 17
No.15
Western
Mig-21bis
16
No.21
Western
Mig-21bis
16
No.25
Western
IL-76MD Gajraj
No.48
Western
An-32 Sutlej
Charbatia
Cuttack
20°34'N
85°55'E
AR Centre, RAW
Headquarters
Gulfstream, IAI Astra, Boeing 707
Coimbatore
11°02'N
77°23'E
No.5 Base Repair Depot
Maintenance
Various aircraft
Dindigul
Hyderabad
17°38'N
78°24'E
Air Force Academy
Training
HJT-16 Kiran IA
Dum Duma
Tinsukia
27°34'N
95°34'E
AR Centre, RAW
Headquarters
Gulfstream, IAI Astra, Boeing 707
Gauhati
26°06'N
91°35'E
No.33
Eastern
An-32 Sutlej
No.41
Western
HAL Do 228
HS-748
Gandhinagar
Gandhi Nagar
23°20'N
07°20'E
HQ South Western Air Command
South Western
Gorakhpur
26°44'N
88°27'E
No.16
Central
Jaguar IS/IB
16
No.27
Central
Jaguar IS/IB
16
Gwalior
26°17'N
78°13'E
No.1
Central
Mirage 2000H/TH
No.7
Central
Mirage 2000H/TH
No.11
Central
HAL Hs.748
Hakimpet
Hyderabad
17°30'N
78°30'E
Air Force Academy
Training
HJT-16 Kiran II,
Helicopter Training School
Training
HAL Cheetah
HAL Chetak
Halwara
30°44'59"N
75°37'46"E
No.31
Western
MiG-23BN
16
No.221
Western
MiG-23BN
16
No.108
Western
MiG-21 MF
Hashimara
26°45'N
89°21'E
No.22
Eastern
MiG-27 ML
18
No.222
Eastern
MiG-21FL
16
Hindan
Delhi
28°42'30"N
77°21'47"E
No.2
Western
MiG-27ML
18
No.9
Western
MiG-27ML
18
No.18
Western
MiG-27ML
18
HQ - Delhi
Delhi
Air Headquarters
Headquarters
Jaisalmer
26°55'N
70°54'E
No.4
South Western
MiG-21bis
16
Jamnagar
22°28'N
70°01'E
No.51
South Western
MiG-27ML
MiG-21M
18
Combat Development
Training
Various fighter aircraft
Jodhpur
26°15'N
73°03'E
No.10
South Western
MiG-27ML
18
No.29
South Western
MiG-27ML
18
No.32
South Western
MiG-27ML
18
No. 226 ?
South Western ?
MiG-23MF/UM ?
16 ?
Jorhat
26°45'N
94°13'E
No.43
Eastern
An-32 Sutlej
No.49
Eastern
An-32 Sutlej
Kalaikunda
22°21'N
87°15'E
No.20
Eastern
MiG-27ML
18
Leh
34°08'08"N
77°32'52"E
--
Western
--
--
Lohagaon
Pune [Poona]
18°35'N
73°55'E
No.1 Target
South Western
Canberra B(I) Mk.8
No.6
South Western
Jaguar IM
Canberra B(I) Mk.8
No.28
South Western
MiG-29A/C/UB
18
Nagpur
26°57'N
79°03'E
HQ Maintenance Command
Maintenance
Nal
28°02'N
73°14'E
--
South Western
--
--
Nalia
23°15'N
68°52'E
--
South Western
--
--
Palam
Delhi
28°34'N
77°26'E
HQ Western Air Command
Western
Government Flight
Headquarters
Learjet 29
No.41
Western
HAL Do 228
HS-748
No.50 ?
Western ?
Dornier Do-228 ?
Pegasus Squadron
Headquarters
Boeing 737
HAL HS.748
AR Centre, RAW
Headquarters
An-32 Sutlej, Gulfstream, IAI Astra, Boeing 707