Maintenance Command

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Maintenance Command
Maintenance Crest.jpg
Emblem of the Maintenance Command
Founded 26 January 1955
Country India
Branch Indian Air Force
Type support command
Headquarters Nagpur, Maharashtra
Motto(s) Sarvada Gagane Charetu
(Sanskrit:Always Flying in the Sky)
Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Air Marshal Hemant Sharma, AVSM, VSM
Air Marshal Hemant Sharma, AVSM, VSM, handing over the aircraft HPT-32 to Narayan Ramdas Iyer at Raman Science Centre on 15th December 2017

Maintenance Command is a command of the Indian Air Force. It was raised as Maintenance Group at Chakeri in Kanpur in 1950. In 1955, it was designated as Maintenance Command. Its current headquarters is located at Vayusena Nagar in Nagpur (Maharashtra); it handles the repair, overhaul and maintenance of all aircraft, helicopters and other equipment. MC has about nine Base Repair Depots taking care of the overhaul and maintenance of various types of aircraft.

The command's Base Repair Depots include:[1]

  • 1 Base Repair Depot Kanpur-Chakeri Various Overhaul
  • 2 Base Repair Depot Gwalior-Maharajpur Various Overhaul
  • 3 Base Repair Depot Chandigarh Mi-8, Mi-17, Mi-25, Mi-35 Overhaul
  • 4 Base Repair Depot Kanpur-Chakeri Various Overhaul
  • 5 Base Repair Depot Coimbatore-Sulur Various Overhaul
  • 7 Base Repair Depot Tughlakabad- New Delhi Various Missile System
  • 9 Base Repair Depot Pune, Various Overhaul
  • 11 Base Repair Depot Ojhar MiG-23, MiG-29 Overhaul
  • 18 Base Repair Depot Jodhpur MiG-21 Overhaul


  1. ^ Jane's World Air Forces: India, 20 May 2010, via