Kolkata

Kolkata, formerly Calcutta, is the Capital City of West Bengal State. The city is home to the Indian Army Eastern Command, and once upon a time hosted the Headquarters for Eastern Air Command of the Indian Air Force as well.

The city has a significant IAF presence in the form of Barrackpore Air Force Station, one of the oldest stations in the IAF, operating transport units. Barrackpore was also home to several Spitfire Squadrons in the early 1950s. Several Spitfire airframes were salvaged from Barrackpore in the 1970s and 80s and are currently restored to flying status in the west.

C1151 02MiG-21FL C-1151 was formally presented to HQ, Eastern Command of the Indian Army. Photos by Gp Capt Tarun Kumar Singha VSM* 

A MiG-21 can be seen at the Nicco Park in Kolkata. The Amuseument Park, first established in 1991 is in center of the city near to the Salt Lake City Stadium. The aircraft was a gift from Eastern Air Command in the year 2008.

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