| Ambala Air Force Station|
अंबाला वायु सेना स्टेशन
|IATA: none – ICAO: VIAM|
|Operator||Indian Air Force|
|Elevation AMSL||900 ft / 275.2 m|
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.
This air base was first built in 1948 following the independence of India. It is also the home to the No. 5 and No. 14 Squadrons of Jaguar aircraft, No. 23 Squadron of MiG-21bis.
The Indian Air Force base at Ambala was attacked by the Pakistani Air Force in both the 1965 and 1971 wars. The Flying Instruction School, or simply known as FIS was formed here in 1948 but was resituated to Tambaram near Chennai in 1954.
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