Ambala Air Force Station

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Ambala Air Force Station
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Ambala Vayu Sena Chhawnil
Summary
Airport type Military
Owner Indian Air Force
Operator Western Air Command
Serves Ambala Cantonment
Location Sirsa, Haryana
Occupants No. 21 Squadron IAF
No. 5 Squadron IAF
Unit canteen
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
Elevation AMSL 275.2 m / 900 ft
Coordinates 29°33′42″N 75°00′21″E / 29.56167°N 75.00583°E / 29.56167; 75.00583
Map
VIAM is located in Haryana
VIAM
VIAM
Location of airport in India
VIAM is located in India
VIAM
VIAM
VIAM (India)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 9,224 2,811 Concrete / Asphalt
N/A 5,808 1,770 Concrete / Asphalt

The Ambala Air Force Station is an air base east of the urban Ambala area. It is used for military and government flights. It is also used to fly in politicians and other key people.

History

This air base was first built in 1948 following the independence of India. It is also the home to the SEPECAT Jaguar of No. 5 Squadron IAF and No. 21 Squadron IAF, and aging MiG-21bis of No. 21 Squadron IAF.

In 1948, a Flying Instruction School (FIS) was formed here. In 1954, FIS Ambala was moved to Tambaram near Chennai in Tamil Nadu, at Tambaram Air Force Station.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b World Airport Codes.


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