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: 18.569937, 73.850639

Coordinates: 18.564°N 73.851°E
Country : India
State :
District : Pune

Body : Khadki Cantonment Board
Elevation : 570 m (1,870 ft)

Population (2011)
Total : 70,399

Official : Marathi
Time zone : UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN : 411003, 411020
Vehicle registration : MH-12
Lok Sabha constituency : Pune (Lok Sabha constituency)
Vidhan Sabha constituency : Shivajinagar (Vidhan Sabha constituency)


Kirkee could be considered an Indian Army base, along with an ordnance factory consisting of two ammunition factories, a Military Vehicle Depot (Central Armed Forces Vehicle Depot, CAFVD) and the Military Dairy Farm.

Its borders are flanked by two other large army establishments—the College of Military Engineering at Dapodi and the Bombay Engineering Group.

It also has a war cemetery (Kirkee War Cemetery) and a war memorial. It has a large market—Kirkee Bazaar—and a railway station which was connected to the Ammunition Factory, but which link was shut down in the 1960s. Kirkee had a large number of open areas which were converted by CAFVD into playing fields for both Field Hockey and soccer (Football), with as many as four of the former and two of the latter, thereby becoming a bastion of hockey.

All tournaments in Pune were played there, on dust grounds that were watered prior to a match. As it expanded, Pune built stadiums for both these sports. Local Association Football and Field Hockey matches are held on the CAFVD Sports Stadium in front of the Kirkee Railway Station west exit towards old Mumbai Pune highway. Field Hockey matches are also held on the main road from Kirkee to the Ordnance Factory, better known as Ammunition Factories. One pair of Football and Hockey fields has since been converted into residential areas, bordered by St Joseph’s Convent Girls School on Burr Road, General Thorat Road and the old Pune-Mumbai Road.

Kirkee is surrounded on three sides by the Mula River, starting from Bopodi/Dapodi, past the War Cemetery, joining the Mutha River at what is known as Sangamwadi. Two historic bridges add to its military background, the low-lying Holkar Bridge and the Sangam Double Bridges- one for rail and the other for road traffic. Two more bridges have been added since 2005, one replacing Holkar Bridge as it would invariably be submerged in the monsoons and the other to shorten the distance from Deccan College area to Poona Engineering College and Deccan Gymkhana. Kirkee has as many as seven military officer’s messes.