Panagarh. 15 April, 2016. It was a red letter day for the Indian Air Force today when it’s base at Panagarh in West Bengal was renamed ‘Air Force Station Arjan Singh’ in honour of the Marshal of the Air Force, which celebrated the 97th birthday of its living legend.
Chief of Air Staff Arup Raha at a function in Delhi to mark Singh’s birthday made this annoncement wheras simultaneously in a renaming ceremony in Panagarh, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Air Command Air Marshal C Hari Kumar opened the new plaque of the station.
Air Force Station Arjan Singh in Panagarh, approximately 150 kms from Kolkata, will the home base for additional six C-130J military transport aircraft, contracts for which have already been signed and will arrive by April next year. This ’87 Squadron’ will start operations from the middle of August 2017.