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Air Force Association - India
To broaden public understanding of Air Force's role in the nation's security and welfare

To broaden public understanding of Air Force's role in the nation's security and welfare



Veteran Gp Capt JR Swarnakar
Sr. Vice President
Veteran Wg Cdr MC Mehta
Date of holding of the appointment:
Since 27-05-2003
Date of holding of the appointment :
Since 01-07-2003
Contact: 0291-22540545 (R), 09460106445  
Vice President :
Veteran MWO CL Pathak
Secretary/Legal Member:
Veteran Sqn Ldr SS Lal
Date of holding of the appointment:
Since 01-07-2004
Date of holding of the appointment :
Since 01-06-2009
  Contact: 0291-2670415 (R),09829664620
Treasurer: Veteran MWO SS Sehdev 
Date of holding of the appointment:
Since 15-07-2004

Executive Members
Veteran Sqn Ldr MK Bakshy 
Veteran Wg Cdr BR Bishnoi 
Branch Contact Details
C/o Station Medicare Centre
Air Force Station
Jodhpur, Rajasthan – 342 011

Contact Numbers - 0291-2511516
Office Extn - 2520
E-mail: [email protected]


History of Air force association Rajasthan branch

The AFA Rajasthan branch, jodhpur is a NGO and being a body of AFA (Central) New Delhi. Though its staff works purely in honorary capacity, yet with humanitarian zeal, dedication and sincerity of purpose in looking after the welfare in providing succour, comfort and relief to a multitude of retired AF Personnel (Air Veterans) of Rajasthan State in matters of their Pension, Disability/ Family/Dependent pension, discrepancy in settlement of Accounts, various grants for settlement, of housing, of marriages of children and children’s education and educational grants/ Scholarship etc.

Being a branch of AFA(Central) this branch has adopted the objectives/activities of the AFA (Central) and endeavours to fulfil such assignments/tasks. AFA Rajasthan Branch was launched on 01 Jul 1984 by late Wg Cdr KS Tak(Retd) as its first President. It was unfortunate that the first tow presidents, Wg Cdr KS Tak (Retd) and Wg Cdr Chandk (Retd0 each had tenure of less than one year due to their untimely demise. Wg Cdr SC Batra (Retd) took over As president in July 1988 and remained as President till July 1999, when he left Jodhpur to settle donw at Delhi. All these 15 years the branch functioned from the residents of the President without much of the activities.

Wg Cdr BN Gaur (Retd) took over the charge as President after Wg Cdr Batra left and with the hekp of AOC 32 Wing AF, the branch started functioning from two garages of Station Medicare Centre wef 17 OCT 1999. Gp Capt JR Swarnakar (Retd) over as branch president from May 2003 after Wg Cdr BN Gaur left due to personnel health problem. Since may 2003, the efforts were made to improve this accommodation and run the branch in a more systematic way. The branch is running satisfactorily and in the last few years we have enrolled a large number of retired Air Warriors as AFA Members.

Branch Activities

The Branch in the last period took up 12 cases for revision of pension, grant of NE benefits to widows & for Scholarship to the wards of Deceased/EX- Air warrior with various authorities/agencies out of which five of them have been settled and others are under active progress. In addition 27 Ex-Air warriors & widows were provided various assistance as regards the issuance of CSD/ECHS Smart Card, IAFBA grants, admission for educational institution & otherwise. Information display boards four in large & three in medium size were fabricated and fixed displaying useful information for air veterans who visited this office.

A Farewell party was arranged on 29 Dec 2010 for Air Cmde B Suresh AVSM, VM AOC 32 Wg, AF proceeding on posting w.e.f. 01 Jan 2011 to Air HQ on promotion to the rank of Air Vice Marshal and also to welcome the AOC designate 32 Wg, AF. The Branch also arranged an event on 03 Feb 2011 to honor HFL SK Kapoor the octogenarian. Air Cmde RN Gaekwad VSM, AOC Air Force Station, Jodhpur was the Chief Guest.