Southern Air Command (India)

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Southern Air Command, Indian Air Force
दक्षिणी वायु कमान, भारतीय वायु सेना
SAC Crest.jpg
Emblem of the Southern Air Command
Founded 19 July 1984
Country India
Branch Indian Air Force
Type Operational Air Command
Role a
Headquarters Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kerala
Motto Sanskrit: Antariksham Prashasmahe
We Command the space
Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Air Marshal Jasbir Walia, VM, VSM

The Southern Air Command (SAC) of the Indian Air Force (IAF) is headquartered in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), which is in the southern side of India. This is one among the five commands of IAF. This command was started on 19 July 1984 and is relatively new among the other commands. The conflicts in Sri Lanka and the need for establishing a strong base over the Indian Ocean resulted to the formation of this new command. The SAC was inaugurated by Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India.[1]

From 1984 to 1999, the command grew from 5 lodger units to 17 lodger units under its jurisdiction. Air-sea rescue in the Indian Ocean may be among the command's tasks.

Technical area of the air command in Shangumukham near the Trivandrum International Airport

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  1. ^ Indian Air Force, Southern Air Command
Commands of the Indian Air Force
Operational Commands
Command HQ Location
Central Air Command (CAC) Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
Eastern Air Command (EAC) Shillong, Meghalaya
Southern Air Command (SAC) Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
South Western Air Command (SWAC) Gandhinagar, Gujarat
Western Air Command (WAC) Subroto Park, New Delhi
Functional Commands
Training Command (TC) Bangalore, Karnataka
Maintenance Command (MC) Nagpur, Maharashtra