Articles tagged under: SWAC

Centre approves IAF plan to set up a forward base at Deesa in North Gujarat

March 23, 2018
Centre approves IAF plan to set up a forward base at Deesa in North Gujarat

New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) has approved Indian Air Force(IAF) plan to set up a forward fighter base at Deesa in Banaskantha district of North Gujarat. English daily The Hindustan Times reports, the decision on this long pending demand was taken by CCS meeting headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday. The decision will boost military capabilities of India against Pakistan. The CCS approved Rs 1,000 crore initial investment to extend the existing runw...Read More

Air Marshal Rawat take over as senior Air Staff Officer of South Western Air Command

March 17, 2017
Air Marshal Rawat take over as senior Air Staff Officer of South Western Air Command

Gandhinagar: Air Marshal Devendra Singh Rawat today took over as the Senior Air Staff Officer of Southern Western Air Command of the Indian Air Force at Gandhinagar. Air Marshal Singh was commissioned on 15 Dec 1980 in the flying branch of IAF. He has over 2300 hrs of flying experience on various fighter aircrafts in IAF inventory. Important courses undergone by the Air Officer include Fighter Combat Leader Course, Defence Service Staff Course, Higher Command Course a...Read More

IAF Chief in Gujarat

November 30, 2016
IAF Chief in Gujarat

Gandhinagar: Indian Air force chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha today stressed on the need for operational preparedness with optimal utilization of available resources. Air Chief Marshal Raha expressed his views while chairing the Annual Commanders' Conference of South Western Air Command (SWAC) at its headquarters in Gandhinagar. All Air Force Commanders of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharasthra region attended the conference. Addressing the Commanders during the Conference, the Air Chief acknow...Read More

SWAC: Air Marshal R K Dhir takes over as AOC-in-C

June 01, 2015

Ahmedabad Air Marshal R K Dhir today took over the charge as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C) of South-Western Air Command (SWAC) of the Indian Air Force (IAF) after his predecessor Air Marshal B S Dhanoa was appointed the Vice Chief of Air Staff, an official statement said. "Air Marshal Ravinder Kumar Dhir today took over as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C) of South Western Air Command (SWAC)," said a statement issued by the Defence PRO here. Air Marshal Dhir, an al...Read More

Joint inter services expedition in creek,land,water,air,rann kicked off

March 12, 2013

Gandhinagar, 12 March 2013 Joint Inter Service Expedition in Creek, Land, Water, Air and Rann was flagged off by Air Marshal Daljit Singh AVSM VM, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, South Western Air Command on 12 March 2013 from Ahmedabad. This expedition in the region of Rajasthan and Gujarat is first of its kind undertaken by the ‘Golden Katar Signalers’, primarily to develop synergy amongst the tri-services with BSF and Coast Guard for close coordination in Rajasth...Read More

Air Marshal Daljit Singh is new SWAC Chief

March 01, 2013

By our correspondent, Gandhinagar, 1 March 2013 Air Marshal Daljit Singh AVSM VM took over as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, South Western Air Command (SWAC), Gandhinagar on 01 March 2013. On arrival Air Marshal inspected the ceremonial Guard of Honour and addressed all Air warriors DSC, NCs(E) and Civilian employees. Air Marshal Daljit Singh was commissioned in the fighter stream of the Indian Air Force in Jun 76. An alumni of the National Defence Academy, he h...Read More

Gandhinagar to get India’s third Air Force Selection Board

September 27, 2012

Ahmedabad, 27 September 2012 Gujarat's Gandhinagar will get the third Air Force Selection Board in India on 8th October. In continuation of old customs & traditions of Indian Air Force the HQ South Western Air Command at Gandhinagar will be celebrating the 80th Air Force Day. The week long activities will include the felicitation of ‘Veer Nari’ at a social get together planned on 04th Oct at HQ SWAC, IAF. The widows of Air Warriors will be honored by Air Marshal...Read More

SWAC aerial exercise ‘MahaGujRaj-2011’ between Nov 20-Dec 13

November 09, 2011

Gandhinagar, 9 November, 2011 Gandhinagar-based South Western Air Command (SWAC) of Indian Air Force (IAF) will conduct an aerial exercise titled 'MahaGujRaj-2011' between Nov 20-Dec 13 spanning Gujarat and Rajasthan "to validate and test new concepts in order to fully operationalise the new acquisitions," an official release said. "The aim is to impart realistic training to all our air warriors to face challenges that may arise both in the sub conventional and the convention...Read More

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