Air Defence College
Golden Moment

The Golden Jubilee celebrations of Air Defence College, Memaura was held recently at Air Force Station, Memaura with characteristic fanfare and enthusiasm. Air Marshal PP Rajkumar Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C), Central Air Command graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. While addressing the gathering the General Officer extended his heart-felt felicitation on this momentous occasion to all the faculty and students of this premier training institution. He said that the institution had lived up to highly exacting and very demanding standards of the Indian Air Force (IAF) by producing highly motivated and capable professionals who were geared up to take on every responsibility entrusted to them.
Earlier on extending a warm welcome to the august gathering Commanding Officer of Air Defence College Wing Cdr PS Yadav said that in the past five decades of its existence the College had witnessed a sea change in Various facets of its air operations but nevertheless had managed to move from strength to strength.
He assured the gathering that they would not merely rest on past laurels but continue to take the college to greater heights of professional excellence, by being responsive to new concepts, technologies and accordingly modifying training patterns to suit the operational requirements of the future. The day's celebrations also included the release of the “Golden Jubilee Brochure” by Air Marshal PP Rajkumar and inauguration of the Air Defence College Museum. Present on this occasion were Gp Capt Surat Singh, Station commander, Air Force Station, Memaura, Mrs Nisha Singh, President of Air Force Wives Welfare Association (Regional) and a number of senior serving and retired officers and their wives.
Air Defence College was set up in the year 1958 at Jodhpur. It was initially called Control & Reporting (C & R) School. In October 1972 the C & R School moved from Jodhpur to its present location at Memaura. Keeping in view the important role played by this school in training of fighter controllers of the Air Force, C & R School was upgraded and re-designated as Air Defence College on March 15, 1980. At present the college conducts various courses which include Fighter Controllers' Course, Advanced Fighter Controllers' Course, Senior Sector Controllers' Course, Air Defence Indoctrination Course, Joint Air Defence Instructors' Course and Naval Officers’ Orientation Course. Officers from Armed Forces of friendly countries also attend the courses. The college has adequate infrastructure and excellent facilities to conduct various courses smoothly. The training is conducted using modern audio visual teaching aids. The college has computer based advance simulator for conduct of simulated exercises. The college is continuously guided and supported by Central Air Command, Training Command and Air Headquarters in the conduct of its training activites.

-Dr. K.A. Sagar

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Air Marshal PP Rajkumar, AOC-in-C, Central Air Command at the Museum
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Air Marshal PP Rajkumar, releasing the Golden Jubilee Brochure
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Trainees at Air Defence College, Memaura
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AOC-in-C, Central Air Command interacting
with senior officers of Air Force Station
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Serving and retired Air Force Officers at the Air Defence College Museum
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Air Marshal PP Rajkumar AOC-in-C, Central Air Command and Wing Commander
PS Yadav Commanding Officer, Air Defence College cutting the golden cake
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Serving and retired Air Force Officers of the Air Defence College, Memaura