V Sureshkumar Pari, the intruder, from Ambikapur in Chattisgarh had used the cover of darkness to scale the fence on Friday, Jun 25.
The air base staff nabbed the man first and then handed him over to Lt. Commander Pyush Malik. The man was later turned him in to police.
The reason behind him entering the airforce base was not immediately known, said police.
Nothing incriminating was seized from him, added TN police.