April 23, 2024


Uttarlai airfield was first set up just before the 71 War. It was one of the forward airfields that provided facilities to the HF-24 Maruts, Gnats, Hunters, and MiGs during the war. The airfield continued in service even after the war and is today a major airbase. The HF-24 Maruts flew for the first time in combat from this airbase. Over the years, Uttarlai staged all kinds of aircraft, and essentially played a major base for MiG-21s. Today the warbirds on display reflect that fact.