Ambala Air Force Station
Ambala Vayu Sena Chawani
|Owner||Indian Air Force|
|Operator||Western Air Command|
|Occupants||No. 14 Squadron IAF |
No. 5 Squadron IAF
No. 3 Squadron IAF Unit Run Canteen
|Time zone||IST (UTC+05:30)|
|Elevation AMSL||275.2 m / 900 ft|
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.
In 1948, first airstrip was built in Haryana when Ambala Air Force Station was established following the independence of India. It is also the home to the SEPECAT Jaguar of No. 5 Squadron IAF and No. 14 Squadron IAF, and aging MiG-21bis of No. 21 Squadron IAF.
The Mirage fighters, that were used for the air strike, which happened on Feb 26, 2019(in wake of Pulwama terror attack) took off from the Ambala air base, and the whole operation took 30 minutes.
In 2018-19, Ambala Airforce station currently houses a squadron of SEPECAT Jaguar. From May 2020, the IAF will house the first batch of 36 latest Dassault Rafale fighter jets at Ambala Air Force Station and Hasimara Air Force Station.
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- "News18 Newsletter | All We Know So Far About India's Surgical Strike 2.0 on Pakistan". News18. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
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