Nasik is a district adjoining Thane and Ahemednagar in Maharastra. 12 km from Nasik, the IAFMaintainance Command has No.11 Base Repair Depot at an airfield called Ojhar , where MiGs are overhauled and Sukhoi fighters are built by HAL which shares this airfield. HAL was earlier manufacturing MiG-21s here.
Nasik is where MiGs go to retire - aircraft at the end of their technical life are refurbished for gate guardian duties and as school aids.
Years ago, the Indian Air Force had an Auster on display. That aircraft was moved out in the early 70s and was never spotted again - though numerous sightings reported it to be somewhere in the Artillery Center at Deolali, near Nashik. A recent newsreport reported the unveiling of this aircraft at the Heritage Mess at the School of Artillery. Now photographs of the restored Auster from Deolali - and a brief history of the same have surfaced.