Ambala Air Force Station

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Ambala Air Force Station
अंबाला वायु सेना स्टेशन
IATA: noneICAO: VIAM
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Indian Air Force
Serves Ambala Cantonment
Elevation AMSL 900 ft / 275.2 m
Coordinates 30°22′14″N 76°49′4″E / 30.37056°N 76.81778°E / 30.37056; 76.81778
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
30/12 6,393 1,955 Asphalt
30/12 9,250 2,828 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[edit]

This air base was first built in 1948 following the independence of India. It is also the home to the No. 5 and No. 14 Squadrons of Jaguar aircraft, No. 23 Squadron of MiG-21bis.

The Indian Air Force base at Ambala was attacked by the Pakistani Air Force in both the 1965 and 1971 wars but could not do much damage.

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.

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