HQ, Maintenance Command
Nagpur is home to the Indian Air Force’ Maintenance Command, which is based in Vayu sena nagar. Though Maintenance Command was originally formed in Kanpur, it moved to Nagpur in February 1964, when the then Defence Minister YB Chavan laid the foundation for the present HQ Building. The presence of Maintenance Command HQ in Nagpur ensures that there are several “Warbirds” in the city, not to mention within the Head Quarters itself. The city can ideally be called a heaven of warbirds, not only in terms of numbers but also in types. No one can expect to find a Mig-29 Fulcrum, mounted on a pole, anywhere in the india, but here.
This MiG took the Gnat's place in front of the HQ Building
One of the first and MiG-29s to be given warbird duty