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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

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu

Air Marshal (Retd); S Varthaman PVSM AVSM VM VSM
Vice President
Gp Capt (Retd) V Palanisamy
Date of holding of the appointment:
Sep 2013
Date of holding of the appointment :
Sep 2013
No 25, Jal Vayu Vihar; Madambakkam; Chennai 600073
No 10, Jal Vayu Vihar; Madambakkam; Chennai 600073
Contact Numbers : Contact Number : 044-22390396/09444963397
Email : Email :
Gp Capt (Retd) Sambasiva Rao
Gp Capt (Retd) JR Arunachalam VSM
Date of holding of the appointment:
Sep 2013
Date of holding of the appointment :
Sep 2013

Address :
Plot No 1; Next to Saibaba Temple; IAF Road;

Selaiyur; Chennai 600073

Contact Numbers : 044-22294912/09382615879  

Branch Contact Details
Air Force Association Tamil Nadu Branch
C/O Air Force Station, Tambaram,Chennai - 600 046
Contact Numbers - 04422392546/04422396565 Extn- 3293; AFNET 4319 85 3293.



History of Air force association Tamil Nadu Branch

The Tamil Nadu Branch of the Air Force Association was simultaneously formed on 15 Sep 1980 with the Air Force Association at Delhi, under the Presidentship of Air Mshl (Retd) BS Krishnarao PVSM  assisted by a team of retired Air Force personnel which include Wg Cdr CB (Retd) Amarendra , Wg Cdr (Retd) DK Sundaram, Wg Cdr (Retd) P Ramamurthy, Wg Cdr (Retd) Padmanabhan, Sqn Ldr (Retd) CPA Nair, Ex-MWO Chokalingam, Ex-Sgt Joseph and Ex-Cpl Ganapathy. The President converted a room in his house as the office of AFA TN Branch. He did not have any secretarial assistance and used to personally write the letters to all concerned by hand and post them himself.

The office functioned all these years at the resident of the President. Locating the office at a permanent place was seriously taken up and with the assistance and cooperation of AOC Air Force Station Tambaram, it was decided to open the office within the Air Force Station Tambaram Campus. The new office was inaugurated by Air Mshl BK Pandey PVSM AVSM VM, the then Air Officer Commanding in Chief, Training Command on 20 Mar 2004. The office is open six days in a week and manned by volunteers. It is gratifying to report that after shifting to the new permanent location, as compared to earlier years, there is greater utilization of the branch office services by members.

As of date the following Sub Branches/ Chapters are functioning under this Branch



Vice President







15 Sep 97

Wg Cdr (Retd) K Parthasarathy VSM

09884678300/ 04426840547

Ex Sgt Saleem Mohideen

280/6, II Lane, Defence Enclave,

IAF Avadi Post, Chennai - 600055


15 Sep 80

AVM(Retd) DrN Natarajan PhD

09443809743/ 04222592545


No. 32, Ramaswamy Nagar, Kamarajar Road,

Uppilipalayam post, Coimbatore- 641015


17 Nov 12

Ex JWO E Mony                                 



2-132 B, Pallavilai,

East Peru villai (Post), Nagercoil - 629003


01 Jul 06

Ex Cpl Na Ve Navanidame

09443395198/ 04368265999

Ex Sgt S Kaliaperumal

748, Bharathiar road, Keezhakasakudy,

Kottucherry post, Karaikal - 606609


24 Oct 10

Ex MWO A Reghunathan

09443918816/ 04522640260

Ex Cpl T Ganesan

1A, Immanuel Complex, Kalainagar Bus stop,

P&T Ngr Main Rd Madurai- 625017


27 Feb 11

Ex Sgt Sandirakumaran

0413 2200886/08903140719

Ex Sgt G Karthikesan

238, 1st Floor, (opp Dept of ESMWelfare Board Building),

Lawspet main Road, Puducherry - 605008


15 Sep 82

Wg Cdr (Retd) AM Balakrishnan


Ex JWO K Mohandas

C/o, Air Force Station, Tambaram,

Chennai- 600046


14 Aug 11

HFO (Retd) AJF Alexander


Ex Sgt S Shanmugam

7/88 A, Bharat Street, Fathima Nagar,

Tanjavur - 613001


15 Sep 90

Wg Cdr (Retd)N Mahadevan



Gita Arts Palace, 1/71,

Sannadhi street, Kanyakumari - 629702


11 Jun 09

Sqn Ldr (Retd) S Irudyasamy



3, Arulagam, 3rd street, Vinayagar nagar,

Karumandapam, Tiruchy - 620001


05 Jun 99

Gp Capt (Retd) R DuraiRaj

09442412136/ 04162258390

Ex Sgt M Vijayakumar

2/9, Rukmani Illam, Vallalar St,

Pullavar Nagar, Rangapuram, Vellore - 632009



Branch Activities

Spouse Special Meeting:

  1. There has been growing number of problems faced by widows with respect to family pension. Many do not know how to go about resolving them. Yet there are some who are ignorant of what one is really entitled for resulting in loss of their genuine entitlement.

2.      The Tamil Nadu Branch of AFA adopted a unique method of addressing the issues to make a difference in the life of widows to live honourably. With this intention all known spouses in the Tamil Nadu AFA Directory were invited to a meeting on 22 Feb 14 at Air Force Station Tambaram. They were requested to forward their problems/queries in advance to facilitate preparation. After having received their responses the following were invited to provide on the spot resolution/clarification:


  1. Canara bank, Central bank, CDA Chennai, Department of ESM Welfare Tamil Nadu, DPDO, Dte of Air Veterans, Indian Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Banking Ombudsman at Reserve Bank of India Chennai and State Bank of India – All were represented except Central Bank.
  2. Dte of Air Veterans –GpCapt S Mediratta along with one staff member attended the meeting.
  3. ECHS - Oi/c ECHS polyclinic , Tambaram attended the meeting.


3.      In all 122 spouse members registered for the meet. In addition to the spouse members some Air Veterans too utilised the opportunity to meet the concerned officials and got relief.


4.      Most of the cases that were forwarded to the agencies were given solutions. A few of them, where certain documents were made available by the spouse members, were cleared on the spot. Balance of the cases were kept pending for want of submission of documents by the spouse members. A fair number of spouse members expressed satisfaction after the meeting. It was apparent that the meeting was successful to a large extent. The representatives of the various agencies were able to clear some of the fresh cases, on the spot, and have assured an early solution to most of the other cases.

5.         Contact numbers of various offices concerned with Veteran matter also given to the members. This is to facilitate direct contact with the officials.


34TH AGM : 34TH AGM was conducted on 03 May 2014 at Umapathy Hall, AF Station, Tambaram.

AFA Flag Day : AOC and all Air Warriors of AF Station Tambaram hosted a high tea for all the office bearers, volunteers and all members of AFA TN Branch, on 13 Sep 2013. AOC presented a cheque of ₹ 16,000/-, collection towards AFA Flag Day, to Gp Capt (Retd) V Palanisamy, Vice President, AFA TN Branch.

The office bearers called on HE Dr K Rosaiah, Governor of Tamil Nadu, on 15 Sep 2013 on the occasion of AFA Flag Day and adorned him and Raj Bhavan staff with AFA Flag.

33rd Anniversary : The branch celebrated its 33rd Anniversary on 21 Sep 2013 at Roopvani Theatre, AF Station, Tambaram. Air Vice Mshl (Retd) S Swaminathan AVSM VSM presided over the function. Air Cmde PK Bapat, AOC AF Station Avadi and Gp Capt Gautam, CO FIS, representing AOC AFS Tambaram, also participated. The function was attended by more than 400 members from across Tamilnadu. Twenty one octogenarians, including a spouse member, were presented with AFA mementos and gifts from both Air Force Stations. Air Veteran Ruby Manohar also presented gifts to the octogenarians.

Change of Guard : Air Vice Marshal (Retd) S Swaminathan AVSM VSM handed over the mantle of AFA TN Branch to Air Marshal (Retd) S Varthaman PVSM AVSM VM VSM on 21 Sep 2013 during the 33rd Anniversary Celebrations.

General Information

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Update your Address

: AFA TN Branch is in the process of printing a directory of all the members. All the members are requested to update all the information concerning them. Information can be sent to the branch by post or intimated on telephone number 044 2239 2546. Compilation and printing is planned to commence on 01 December 2013. All members are requested to update information by 25 November 2013.