Air Head Quarters


Commanding Officers


15 Aug 47 - 01 Mar 48
Air Marshal
Thomas Walker Elmhirst
RAF
Air Marshal Commanding, R
Delhi

01 Mar 48 - 21 Jun 48
Air Marshal
Thomas Walker Elmhirst
RAF
CAS & Air Marshal Command
Delhi

21 Jun 48 - 25 Jan 50
Air Marshal
Thomas Walker Elmhirst
RAF
CAS & C-in-C, RIAF
Delhi

25 Jan 50 - 02 Feb 50
Air Marshal
Thomas Walker Elmhirst
RAF
CAS & C-in-C, IAF
Delhi

22 Feb 50 - 09 Dec 51
Air Marshal
Ronald Ivelaw-Chapman
RAF
CAS & C-in-C, IAF
Delhi

10 Dec 51 - 31 Mar 54
Air Marshal
Gerald Ernest Gibbs
RAF
CAS & C-in-C, IAF
Delhi

01 Apr 54 - 31 Mar 55
Air Marshal
Subroto Mukerjee
1551 GD(P)
CAS & C-in-C, IAF
Delhi

01 Apr 55 - 08 Nov 60
Air Marshal
Subroto Mukerjee
1551 GD(P)
CAS
Delhi

01 Dec 60 - 31 Jul 64
Air Marshal
Aspy Merwan Engineer
1554 GD(P)
CAS
Delhi

01 Aug 64 - 14 Jan 66
Air Marshal
Arjan Singh
1577 GD(P)
CAS
Delhi

15 Jan 66 - 15 Jul 69
Air Chief Marshal
Arjan Singh
1577 GD(P)
CAS
Delhi

16 Jul 69 - 15 Jan 73
Air Chief Marshal
Pratap Chandra Lal
1567 F(P)
CAS
Delhi

16 Jan 73 - 31 Jan 76
Air Chief Marshal
Om Prakash Mehra
1639 F(P)
CAS
Delhi

01 Feb 76 - 31 Aug 78
Air Chief Marshal
Hrushikesh Moolgavkar
1644 F(P)
CAS
Delhi

01 Sep 78 - 31 Aug 81
Air Chief Marshal
Idris Hasan Latif
1804 F(P)
CAS
Delhi

01 Sep 81 - 03 Sep 84
Air Chief Marshal
Dilbagh Singh
2998 F(P)
CAS
Delhi

04 Sep 84 - 01 Jul 85
Air Chief Marshal
Lakshman Madhav Katre
3117 F(P)
CAS
Delhi

03 Jul 85 - 31 Jul 88
Air Chief Marshal
Denis Anthony Lafontaine
3844 F(P)
CAS
Delhi

01 Aug 88 - 31 Jul 91
Air Chief Marshal
Surendra Kumar Mehra
4197 F(P)
CAS
Delhi

31 Jul 91 - 31 Jul 93
Air Chief Marshal
Nirmal Chandra Suri
4236 F(P)
CAS
Delhi

01 Aug 93 - 31 Dec 95
Air Chief Marshal
Swaroop Krishna Kaul
4721 F(P)
CAS
Delhi

31 Dec 95 - 31 Dec 98
Air Chief Marshal
Satish Kumar Sareen
5370 F(P)
CAS
Delhi

31 Dec 98 - 31 Dec 01
Air Chief Marshal
Anil Yeshwant Tipnis
5859 F(P)
CAS
Delhi

31 Dec 01 - 31 Dec 04
Air Chief Marshal
Srinivasapuram Krishnaswamy
6338 F(P)
CAS
Delhi

31 Dec 04 - 31 Mar 07
Air Chief Marshal
Shashindra Pal Tyagi
8130 F(P)
CAS
Delhi

31 Mar 07 - 31 May 09
Air Chief Marshal
Fali Homi Major
11442 F(P)
CAS
Delhi

31 May 09 - 31 Jul 11
Air Chief Marshal
Pradeep Vasant Naik
12005 F(P)
CAS
Delhi

31 Jul 11 - 31 Dec 13
Air Chief Marshal
Norman Anil Kumar Browne
13129 F(P)
CAS
Delhi

31 Dec 13 - 31 Dec 16
Air Chief Marshal
Arup Raha
13910 F(P)
CAS
Delhi

31 Dec 16 - 30 Sep 19
Air Chief Marshal
Birender Singh Dhanoa
15405 F(P)
CAS
Delhi

30 Sep 19 -
Air Chief Marshal
Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria
16026 F(P)
CAS
Delhi

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