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Southern Air Command (India)

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Country  India
Founded  19 July 1984
Headquarters  Thiruvananthapuram
Branch  Indian Air Force
Southern Air Command (India) httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaenaaaSAC
Type  Operational Air Command
Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief  Air Marshal Jasbir Walia, VM, VSM
Motto  Antariksham Prashasmahe; We Command the space (Sanskrit)
Similar  Indian Air Force, Western Air Command, Eastern Air Command, Southern Command, Pakistan Air Force

The Southern Air Command (SAC) of the Indian Air Force (IAF) is headquartered in Thiruvananthapuram, 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.

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.

Organization

Squadrons include:

References

Southern Air Command (India) Wikipedia


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