The Indian Air Force which needs more space for its expansion has sought to acquire around 200 acres of Forest land near Sulebhavi.
As there is no more space available in Sambra the Air Force has sought to acquire land near Sulebhavi which will help in expanding its training facilities.
No 1 GTS, located at Jalahalli, was shifted to Sambra, Belagavi in 1963. It was renamed as Administrative Training Institute (ATI) in 1980.
Later, the ATI was renamed as Airmen Training School (ATS) in 2001. It was reassigned to the task of conducting Joint Basic Phase Training (JBPT).
Over the past two months, notices have been issued the land acquisition is in process.