Director (Air Defence) Appointments at Air Head Quarters

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
12 Jun 70 to 30 Nov 72Air Commodore Jaspal Singh2451 F(P)Director (Air Defence)Delhi
01 Dec 72 to 30 Jan 73Group Captain Evans Lionel Birch3487 F(P)Director (Air Defence)Delhi
31 Jan 73 to 24 Nov 73Air Commodore Evans Lionel Birch3487 F(P)Director (Air Defence)Delhi
25 Nov 73 to 31 Mar 75Air Commodore Kanwar Singh2781 F(P)Director (Air Defence)Delhi
01 Apr 75 to 05 Jan 76Air Commodore Peter Maynard Wilson3590 F(P)Director (Air Defence)Delhi
06 Jan 76 to 02 Jan 77Air Commodore Robert Arnold Weir3881 F(P)Director (Air Defence)Delhi
03 Jan 77 to 20 Feb 77Group Captain Nirmal Chandra Suri4236 F(P)Director (Air Defence)Delhi
21 Feb 77 to 01 Apr 79Air Commodore Narendra Bahadur Singh2971 F(P)Director (Air Defence)Delhi
02 Apr 79 to 09 Sep 79Air Commodore Robert Arnold Weir3881 F(P)Director (Air Defence)Delhi
10 Sep 79 to 30 Sep 80Air Commodore Surapati Bhattacharya3974 F(P)Director (Air Defence)Delhi
01 Oct 80 to 04 Jan 81Air Commodore William George Beddoe4686 F(P)Director (Air Defence)Delhi
13 Apr 81 to 12 Jul 81Air Commodore Prabhat Kumar Varma4822 F(P)Director (Air Defence)Delhi
13 Jul 81 to 08 Apr 84Air Commodore Eric Lionel Allen4582 F(P)Director (Air Defence)Delhi
28 Apr 84 to 19 Dec 85Air Commodore Pondicherry Jayarao Jayakumar5037 F(P)Director (Air Defence)Delhi
20 Dec 85 to 24 Oct 86Air Commodore Edwin Godfrey Salins4796 F(P)Director (Air Defence)Delhi
24 Nov 86 to 31 Oct 88Air Commodore Ranjit Singh Bedi5120 F(P)Director (Air Defence)Delhi
01 Nov 88 to 22 Feb 89Air Commodore Manjunath Sadanand4994 F(P)Director (Air Defence)Delhi
23 Aug 89 to 04 Feb 91Air Commodore Gautam Parihar6775 F(P)Director (Air Defence)Delhi
04 Feb 91 to Air Commodore Man Mohan Singh Vasudeva6128 F(P)Director (Air Defence)Delhi
21 Jun 93 to 01 Dec 94Air Commodore Shashindra Pal Tyagi8130 F(P)Director (Air Defence)Delhi
01 Jan 97 to 01 Jun 98Air Commodore Narayan Menon9005 F(P)Director (Air Defence)Delhi
08 Dec 97 to 31 Aug 99Air Commodore Satish Kumar Jain9716 F(P)Director (Air Defence)Delhi
01 Jan 84 to 01 Jan 86Group Captain Ramesh Goyal14567 F(P)Director (Air Defence)Delhi
18 Mar 02 to Air Commodore Vivek Kumar Chopra12752 F(P)Director (Air Defence)Delhi

Note: All the data available here is publicly available in the Gazette of India, published by the Indian Government, or from public domain sources, press releases about Awards and Right-To-Information (RTI) Requests. Additionally data shared by veterans is added to the page with permission. No data with respect to serving officers below the rank of AVM is displayed. Information in Gazette of India and Award citations and photographs as released by the Indian Air Force are the only details displayed.