PSO: Planning, Air HQ

Date Raised : 1963-01-01
The post of Deputy Chief of Air Staff was setup in Jan 1963 as Vice Chief of Air Staff to ease the load on Deputy Chief. The directorates of Planning, Training and Education and similar roles were transferred to the VCAS. In April 1977, the nomenclature for VCAS and DCAS were interchanged. In 1987, Dte of Trg and in 1989, Dte of Edn was transferred from DCAS to AOP.

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
01 Jan 63 to 04 Aug 63Air Vice Marshal Diwan Atma Ram Nanda1562 GD(P)VCASDelhi
05 Aug 63 to 31 Jul 64Air Vice Marshal Arjan Singh1577 GD(P)VCASDelhi
01 Oct 64 to 14 Jan 66Air Vice Marshal Pratap Chandra Lal1567 GD(O)VCASDelhi
15 Jan 66 to 01 Sep 66Air Marshal Pratap Chandra Lal1567 GD(O)VCASDelhi
13 Dec 66 to 18 Jun 69Air Marshal Ramaswami Rajaram1573 GD(O)VCASDelhi
15 Jul 69 to 31 Mar 73Air Marshal Shivdev Singh1595 GD(P)VCASDelhi
01 Apr 73 to 30 Sep 73Air Marshal Yeshwant Vinayak Malse1616 GD(P)VCASDelhi
01 Oct 73 to 31 Mar 76Air Marshal Hari Chand Dewan1598 GD(P)VCASDelhi
01 Apr 76 to 31 Mar 77Air Marshal Anand Ramdas Pandit1707 GD(P)VCASDelhi
20 May 77 to 23 Aug 78Air Marshal Jafar Zaheer3173 GD(P)DCASDelhi
24 Aug 78 to 31 Jan 80Air Marshal Lal Singh Grewal2337 GD(P)DCASDelhi
16 Apr 80 to 02 Jan 81Air Marshal Malcolm Shirley Dundas Wollen3641 GD(P)DCASDelhi
15 Jan 81 to 30 Jun 83Air Marshal Chandra Kant Viswanath Gole3652 GD(P)DCASDelhi
08 Jul 83 to 31 Oct 84Air Marshal Kapil Dev Chadha3845 GD(P)DCASDelhi
01 Jan 85 to 31 May 86Air Marshal Johney William Greene4093 GD(P)DCASDelhi
01 Jun 86 to 28 Feb 87Air Marshal Surendra Kumar Mehra4197 GD(P)DCASDelhi
01 Mar 87 to 31 Jul 88Air Marshal Pirthi Singh4480 GD(P)DCASDelhi
01 Aug 88 to 01 Apr 90Air Marshal Rajendra Kumar Dhawan4736 GD(P)DCASDelhi
02 Apr 90 to 06 Oct 91Air Marshal Brijesh Dhar Jayal4972 GD(P)DCASDelhi
07 Oct 91 to 30 Apr 93Air Marshal Trilochan Singh5043 GD(P)DCASDelhi
01 May 93 to 28 Feb 94Air Marshal Prabhat Kumar Varma4822 GD(P)DCASDelhi
01 Mar 94 to 31 Jan 96Air Marshal Sharadkumar Ramakrishna Deshpande5694 GD(P)DCASDelhi
01 Feb 96 to 23 Jul 96Air Marshal Srinivasapuram Krishnaswamy6338 GD(P)DCASDelhi
24 Jul 96 to 31 Aug 97Air Marshal Man Mohan Singh Vasudeva6128 GD(P)DCASDelhi
01 Sep 97 to 30 Sep 99Air Marshal Syed Shahid Hussain Naqvi7193 GD(P)DCASDelhi
01 Oct 99 to 30 Nov 00Air Marshal Satish Govind Inamdar7189 GD(P)DCASDelhi
01 Dec 00 to 17 Mar 02Air Marshal Tej Mohan Asthana7672 GD(P)DCASDelhi
05 Jun 02 to 31 Mar 04Air Marshal Raghu Rajan8997 GD(P)DCASDelhi
01 Apr 04 to 30 Apr 05Air Marshal Jaspal Singh Gujral11300 GD(P)DCASDelhi
24 Aug 05 to 28 Feb 07Air Marshal Arvind Kumar Nagalia11633 GD(P)DCASDelhi
01 Mar 07 to 31 May 09Air Marshal Norman Anil Kumar Browne13129 F(P)DCASDelhi
01 Jun 09 to 31 Jan 11Air Marshal Nirdosh Vatsyayan Tyagi12765 GD(P)DCASDelhi
01 Feb 11 to 30 Nov 12Air Marshal Ravi Kant Sharma14088 F(P)DCASDelhi
01 Dec 12 to 28 Feb 14Air Marshal Subramanyam Sukumar14672 F(P)DCASDelhi
01 Mar 14 to 30 Apr 14Air Marshal Sridharan Panicker Radha Krishnan Nair16040 F(P)DCASDelhi
01 May 14 to 31 Dec 15Air Marshal Shyam Bihari Prasad Sinha16053 F(P)DCASDelhi
01 Jan 16 to 28 Feb 17Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria16026 F(P)DCASDelhi
01 Mar 17 to 30 Sep 18Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar16378 F(P)DCASDelhi
01 Oct 18 to 30 Sep 19Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari16978 F(P)DCASDelhi
01 Oct 19 to 30 Apr 21Air Marshal Sandeep Singh17312 F(P)DCASDelhi
01 May 21 to 31 Jul 21Air Marshal Suraj Kumar Jha17445 F(P)DCASDelhi
01 Oct 21 to 30 Apr 23Air Marshal Narmdeshwar Tiwari18270 F(P)DCASDelhi
15 May 23 to Air Marshal Ashutosh Dixit18558 F(P)DCASDelhi

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