Director, Operations Appointments at Air Head Quarters

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
01 Feb 49 to 30 Mar 50Group Captain G W F HaycockRAFDirector (Operations)Delhi
31 Mar 50 to 16 May 52Group Captain E W WhitlemRAFDirector (Operations)Delhi
17 May 52 to 29 Sep 54Group Captain Hrushikesh Moolgavkar1644 F(P)Director (Operations)Delhi
09 Oct 54 to 27 May 58Group Captain Ranjan Dutt1594 GD(P)Director (Operations)Delhi
16 Jun 58 to 01 Dec 59Group Captain Keki Nadirshah Gocal1764 GD(P)Director (Operations)Delhi
12 Jan 63 to 09 Aug 66Air Commodore Maurice Barker1691 F(P)Director (Operations)Delhi
10 Aug 66 to 31 Mar 68Air Commodore Madhav Bhawrao Naik1874 F(P)Director (Operations)Delhi
01 Apr 68 to Air Vice Marshal Syed Abbas Hussain1706 F(P)Director (Operations)Delhi

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