PSO: Maintenance, Air HQ

Date Raised : 1948-11-15
In Nov 1948, the role of AOA was split. AOA retained Personnel and Org Directorates and a new post of Air Officer Incharge Technical & Supply was created, incharge of the Directorates of Equipment & Technical. In Feb 1949, the role was renamed as Air Officer Incharge Technical & Equipment and remained so till May 1958 when it was redesignated to its present avatar of Air Officer in Charge Maintenance. The position has broadly retained its mandate and directorates since its formation.

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
28 Apr 20 to 08 Mar 21Wing Commander Charles D BreeseRAFTechnical Staff DutiesDelhi
15 Nov 48 to 31 Jan 49Air Commodore Narendra1556 GD(P)AOC (T&S)Delhi
01 Feb 49 to 06 Oct 51Air Commodore Narendra1556 GD(P)AOC (T&E)Delhi
07 Oct 51 to 16 Dec 52Air Commodore Aspy Merwan Engineer1554 GD(P)AOC (T&E)Delhi
17 Dec 52 to 08 Dec 55Air Commodore Ravinder Hari Darshan Singh1558 GD(P)AOC (T&E)Delhi
16 Jan 56 to 27 May 58Air Commodore Surendra Nath Goyal1560 GD(P)AOC (T&E)Delhi
28 May 58 to 05 Mar 62Air Commodore Mohan Swaroop Chaturvedi1592 GD(O)AOMDelhi
06 Mar 62 to 01 Dec 62Air Vice Marshal Mohan Swaroop Chaturvedi1592 GD(O)AOMDelhi
01 Jan 63 to 23 Nov 63Air Vice Marshal Pratap Chandra Lal1567 GD(O)AOMDelhi
01 Dec 64 to 17 Feb 67Air Vice Marshal Hirendra Nath Chatterjee1620 GD(P)AOMDelhi
18 Feb 67 to 01 Dec 67Air Vice Marshal Om Prakash Mehra1639 GD(P)AOMDelhi
01 Jan 68 to 06 Aug 69Air Marshal Om Prakash Mehra1639 GD(P)AOMDelhi
11 Aug 69 to 31 Mar 72Air Marshal Yeshwant Vinayak Malse1616 GD(P)AOMDelhi
01 Apr 73 to 26 Nov 74Air Marshal Gurbachan Singh1779 EQPTAOMDelhi
01 Mar 75 to 20 Sep 76Air Marshal Bawa Sampuran Singh Bedi1795 GD(O)AOMDelhi
Unknown to 31 Aug 78Air Marshal Idandas Werhoma Sabhaney2607 SIGSAOMDelhi
01 Sep 78 to 31 Aug 82Air Marshal Chandrakant Shridhar Naik3499 ENGAOMDelhi
01 Sep 82 to 31 Jan 85Air Marshal Satish Chandra Lal3793 SIGSAOMDelhi
01 Feb 85 to 31 May 86Air Marshal Jagjit Singh Sandhawalia3810 ENGAOMDelhi
01 Jun 86 to 31 Oct 87Air Marshal Kuldip Singh Bhatia4139 SIGSAOMDelhi
Unknown to 30 Apr 89Air Marshal Sibaprasad Chakrabarti4528 ARMTAOMDelhi
10 May 89 to 31 Dec 90Air Marshal Raj Kumar Nehra4518 ENGAOMDelhi
05 Mar 91 to 31 Jan 94Air Marshal Amal Kumar Mukhopadhyay5237 ENGAOMDelhi
04 Feb 94 to 31 Oct 95Air Marshal Machanda Chinapa Uthaya5627 SIGSAOMDelhi
01 Nov 95 to 31 Oct 96Air Marshal Ghanshyam Gururani6387 ENGAOMDelhi
01 Nov 96 to 31 Jul 97Air Marshal Shanti Swaroop Gupta6805 ENGAOMDelhi
01 Aug 97 to 31 May 99Air Marshal Proteep Kumar Ghosh7106 SIGSAOMDelhi
Unknown to 31 Oct 01Air Marshal Thrunillayi Ramaswamy Janakiraman7058 ENGAOMDelhi
01 Nov 01 to 30 Jun 04Air Marshal Vijay Adhyutrao Patkar8632 SIGSAOMDelhi
Unknown to 15 Jun 05Air Marshal Kirti Shekhar Chaturvedi12100 AE(L)AOMDelhi
Unknown to 31 Dec 06Air Marshal Balatikalandra Uthaiah Chengappa12112 AE(L)AOMDelhi
01 Jan 07 to 30 Nov 07Air Marshal Gautam Nayyar13024 AE(M)AOMDelhi
04 Dec 07 to 31 Jan 10Air Marshal Keshava Murthy Rama Sundara12833 AE(L)AOMDelhi
01 Feb 10 to 30 Sep 11Air Marshal Joseph Neri13711 AE(L)AOMDelhi
01 Oct 11 to 31 Mar 12Air Marshal Raj Kumar Vashist13832 AE(M)AOMDelhi
01 Apr 12 to 30 Jun 13Air Marshal Packiriswamy Kanakaraj15066 AE(M)AOMDelhi
01 Jul 13 to 30 Sep 14Air Marshal Devinder Singh Khajuria15073 AE(M)AOMDelhi
01 Oct 14 to 30 Nov 14Air Marshal Jagjeet Singh14814 AE(L)AOMDelhi
01 Dec 14 to 31 Oct 15Air Marshal Sukhchain Singh15808 AE(L)AOMDelhi
01 Nov 15 to 30 Apr 16Air Marshal Virender Mohan Khanna15071 AE(M)AOMDelhi
01 May 16 to 31 Dec 16Air Marshal Prashant Purushottam Khandekar15095 AE(L)AOMDelhi
01 Jan 17 to 28 Feb 18Air Marshal Sanjay Sharma15839 AE(L)AOMDelhi
01 Mar 18 to 31 Jan 19Air Marshal Raj Karan Singh Shera16315 AE(L)AOMDelhi
01 Feb 19 to 30 Jun 19Air Marshal Jitendra Kumar Singh16545 AE(M)AOMDelhi
01 Jul 19 to 31 Dec 19Air Marshal Shashiker Choudhary17645 AE(M)AOMDelhi
01 Dec 20 to 13 Jun 22Air Marshal Vibhas Pande17647 AE(M)AOMDelhi
01 Jul 23 to Air Marshal Chakalayil Rajappa Mohan18517 AE(L)AOMDelhi

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