Air Head Quarters

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
15 Aug 47 to 02 Feb 50Air MarshalSir Thomas Walker ElmhirstRAFCASDelhi
22 Feb 50 to 09 Dec 51Air MarshalSir Ronald Ivelaw-ChapmanRAFCASDelhi
10 Dec 51 to 31 Mar 54Air MarshalSir Gerald Ernest GibbsRAFCASDelhi
01 Apr 54 to 30 Sep 54Air Vice MarshalSubroto Mukerjee1551 GD(P)CASDelhi
01 Oct 54 to 08 Nov 60Air MarshalSubroto Mukerjee1551 GD(P)CASDelhi
01 Dec 60 to 31 Jul 64Air MarshalAspy Merwan Engineer1554 GD(P)CASDelhi
01 Aug 64 to 14 Jan 66Air MarshalArjan Singh1577 GD(P)CASDelhi
15 Jan 66 to 15 Jul 69Air Chief MarshalArjan Singh1577 GD(P)CASDelhi
16 Jul 69 to 15 Jan 73Air Chief MarshalPratap Chandra Lal1567 F(P)CASDelhi
16 Jan 73 to 31 Jan 76Air Chief MarshalOm Prakash Mehra1639 F(P)CASDelhi
01 Feb 76 to 31 Aug 78Air Chief MarshalHrushikesh Moolgavkar1644 F(P)CASDelhi
01 Sep 78 to 31 Aug 81Air Chief MarshalIdris Hasan Latif1804 F(P)CASDelhi
01 Sep 81 to 03 Sep 84Air Chief MarshalDilbagh Singh2998 F(P)CASDelhi
04 Sep 84 to 01 Jul 85Air Chief MarshalLakshman Madhav Katre3117 F(P)CASDelhi
03 Jul 85 to 31 Jul 88Air Chief MarshalDenis Anthony Lafontaine3844 F(P)CASDelhi
01 Aug 88 to 31 Jul 91Air Chief MarshalSurendra Kumar Mehra4197 F(P)CASDelhi
31 Jul 91 to 31 Jul 93Air Chief MarshalNirmal Chandra Suri4236 F(P)CASDelhi
01 Aug 93 to 31 Dec 95Air Chief MarshalSwaroop Krishna Kaul4721 F(P)CASDelhi
31 Dec 95 to 31 Dec 98Air Chief MarshalSatish Kumar Sareen5370 F(P)CASDelhi
31 Dec 98 to 31 Dec 01Air Chief MarshalAnil Yeshwant Tipnis5859 F(P)CASDelhi
31 Dec 01 to 31 Dec 04Air Chief MarshalSrinivasapuram Krishnaswamy6338 F(P)CASDelhi
31 Dec 04 to 31 Mar 07Air Chief MarshalShashindra Pal Tyagi8130 F(P)CASDelhi
31 Mar 07 to 31 May 09Air Chief MarshalFali Homi Major11442 F(P)CASDelhi
31 May 09 to 31 Jul 11Air Chief MarshalPradeep Vasant Naik12005 F(P)CASDelhi
31 Jul 11 to 31 Dec 13Air Chief MarshalNorman Anil Kumar Browne13129 F(P)CASDelhi
31 Dec 13 to 31 Dec 16Air Chief MarshalArup Raha13910 F(P)CASDelhi
31 Dec 16 to Air Chief MarshalBirender Singh Dhanoa15405 F(P)CASDelhi
15 Aug 47 to 11 Jan 49Group CaptainMadhukar Mallanah Shrinagesh1665 MEDPMODelhi
12 Jan 49 to 31 Mar 51Group CaptainDevendra Nath Chakravarti3562 MEDDGMSAIRDelhi
01 Apr 51 to 27 May 54Group CaptainP P ChaudharyDGMSAIRDelhi
28 May 54 to 20 Oct 55Group CaptainE A R Ardeshir4706 MEDDGMSAIRDelhi
21 Oct 55 to 14 Jan 58Group CaptainShiv Prashad Bhatia5023 MEDDGMSAIRDelhi
15 Jan 58 to 30 Apr 58Air CommodoreShiv Prashad Bhatia5023 MEDDGMSAIRDelhi
01 May 58 to 15 Nov 59Air Vice MarshalShiv Prashad Bhatia5023 MEDDGMSAIRDelhi
16 Nov 59 to 05 Nov 61Air CommodoreBehari Lal Kapur5770 MEDDGMSAIRDelhi
06 Nov 61 to 27 Apr 64Air CommodoreVishwanath Ramkrishna Damle5994 MEDDGMSAIRDelhi
28 Apr 64 to 02 Mar 66Air Vice MarshalVishwanath Ramkrishna Damle5994 MEDDGMSAIRDelhi
03 Mar 66 to 01 Aug 68Air Vice MarshalShailendra Nath Chatterjee10302 MEDDGMSAIRDelhi
02 Aug 68 to 06 Mar 69Air CommodoreMadhukar Mallanah Shrinagesh1665 MEDDGMSAIRDelhi
07 Mar 69 to 31 Dec 74Air Vice MarshalAjit Nath1666 MEDDGMSAIRDelhi
01 Jan 75 to 25 Feb 76Air Vice MarshalL N BudhirajaDGMSAIRDelhi
26 Feb 76 to 28 Jun 78Air Vice MarshalDevendra Nath Gupta2703 MEDDGMSAIRDelhi
29 Jun 78 to 31 Mar 80Air Vice MarshalAmit Sen4129 MEDDGMSAIRDelhi
01 Apr 80 to Air Vice MarshalMulk Raj3518 MEDDGMSAIRDelhi
Unknown to 31 Aug 84Air MarshalMulk Raj3518 MEDDGMSAIRDelhi
01 Sep 84 to 31 Oct 85Air MarshalPuran Singh Bajwa3520 MEDDGMSAIRDelhi
01 Nov 85 to 30 Sep 86Air MarshalK D KapurDGMSAIRDelhi
01 Oct 86 to 31 May 87Air MarshalGyanendra Nath Kunzru4167 MEDDGMSAIRDelhi
01 Jun 87 to 31 Aug 88Air MarshalSurender Kumar Bhalla4121 MEDDGMSAIRDelhi
01 Sep 88 to 31 Dec 89Air MarshalAmarjit Singh Chahal19976 MEDDGMSAIRDelhi
01 Jan 90 to 30 Nov 91Air MarshalPinnapakkam Masilamani Sundaram4857 MEDDGMSAIRDelhi
01 Dec 91 to 30 Jun 93Air MarshalManjit Singh Boparai21663 MEDDGMSAIRDelhi
01 Jul 93 to 31 Jul 95Air MarshalPratap Chandra Sharda5752 MEDDGMSAIRDelhi
01 Aug 95 to 31 Jan 97Air MarshalKuldeep Rai6051 MEDDGMSAIRDelhi
02 Feb 97 to 31 May 00Air MarshalSahab Prasad Verma6466 MEDDGMSAIRDelhi
01 Jun 00 to 27 Aug 02Air MarshalLaljee Kumar Verma7768 MEDDGMSAIRDelhi
28 Aug 02 to 30 Jun 03Air MarshalSatish Kumar Ramlal Dham8097 MEDDGMSAIRDelhi
01 Jul 03 to 30 Sep 04Air MarshalParimal Kumar Sarkar26480 MEDDGMSAIRDelhi
01 Oct 04 to 30 Nov 05Air MarshalPadmavathy Bandhopadhyay11528 MEDDGMSAIRDelhi
01 Dec 05 to 31 Mar 07Air MarshalH K Maini28383 MEDDGMSAIRDelhi
01 Apr 07 to 31 May 08Air MarshalJai Krishan Gupta12308 MEDDGMSAIRDelhi
01 Jun 08 to 31 May 10Air MarshalPuthiyaveettil Madhusoodanan29428 MEDDGMSAIRDelhi
01 Jun 10 to 31 Jul 11Air MarshalDipankar Ganguly31077 MEDDGMSAIRDelhi
01 Aug 11 to 30 Jun 12Air MarshalDhananjay Parashuram Joshi13905 MEDDGMSAIRDelhi
01 Jul 12 to 30 Sep 14Air MarshalAnil Kumar Behl14446 MEDDGMSAIRDelhi
01 Oct 14 to 30 Jun 16Air MarshalRajan Chaudhry34056 MEDDGMSAIRDelhi
01 Jul 16 to Air MarshalPawan KapoorDGMSAIRDelhi