Institution of Aviation Medicine

Date Raised : 1957-05-29 Location : AirHQ
IAM was formed as "School of Aviation Medicine"(SAM) at Bangalore by merging No. 1 Aeromedical Unit (AMU) from Palam and the Aeromedical Research Centre (ARC) established at the premises of HAL.

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
29 May 57 to 28 Sep 59Wing Commander Ramamurti Arunachalam3433 MEDCmdtBangalore
29 Sep 59 to 19 Jun 60Squadron Leader Jemi Harmusji Framji Manekshaw2690 MEDCmdtBangalore
20 Jun 60 to 05 Sep 60Wing Commander Jemi Harmusji Framji Manekshaw2690 MEDCmdtBangalore
06 Sep 60 to 11 Jan 63Group Captain Ajit Nath1666 MEDCmdtBangalore
15 Jan 63 to 24 Mar 64Group Captain Madhukar Mallanah Shrinagesh1665 MEDCmdtBangalore
11 Dec 64 to 14 Apr 67Group Captain Hirendra Nath Dutta2103 MEDCmdtBangalore
14 Apr 67 to 06 Sep 71Group Captain Jemi Harmusji Framji Manekshaw2690 MEDCmdtBangalore
07 Sep 71 to 28 Feb 73Air Commodore Jemi Harmusji Framji Manekshaw2690 MEDCmdtBangalore
01 Mar 73 to 01 Feb 76Group Captain Kanumilli Suryanarayana Rao3371 MEDCmdtBangalore
02 Feb 76 to 27 Mar 76Air Commodore Kanumilli Suryanarayana Rao3371 MEDCmdtBangalore
15 Apr 76 to 30 Jun 78Air Commodore Satya Pal Verma3722 MEDCmdtBangalore
06 Jul 78 to 05 Mar 82Air Commodore Jagjit Singh Sant3525 MEDCmdtBangalore
06 Mar 82 to 31 May 84Air Vice Marshal Jagjit Singh Sant3525 MEDCmdtBangalore
01 Sep 84 to 10 Mar 85Group Captain Pinnapakkam Masilamani Sundaram4857 MEDCmdtBangalore
11 Mar 85 to 23 Feb 86Air Commodore Pinnapakkam Masilamani Sundaram4857 MEDCmdtBangalore
24 Feb 86 to 13 Mar 89Air Commodore Prabati Charan Chatterjee4927 MEDCmdtBangalore
14 Mar 89 to 30 Sep 91Air Commodore Surjlt Singh5554 MEDCmdtBangalore
24 Feb 92 to 31 Aug 93Air Commodore Kuldip Rai6051 MEDCmdtBangalore
27 Sep 93 to 18 May 97Air Commodore Subhash Chandra Luthra12899 MEDCmdtBangalore
26 Aug 97 to 03 Sep 99Air Commodore Ashoke Kumar Sengupta9938 MEDCmdtBangalore
13 Sep 99 to 31 May 00Air Commodore Sarashchandra Padmakarrao Deshmukh9303 MEDCmdtBangalore
26 Jun 00 to 15 Oct 02Air Commodore Kuldip Singh Soodan11734 MEDCmdtBangalore
02 Dec 02 to 16 Aug 04Air Commodore Jayant Sitaram Kulkarni12310 MEDCmdtBangalore
11 Oct 04 to 21 Apr 06Air Commodore Hanumiah Subramanya12910 MEDCmdtBangalore
Unknown to Air Commodore Pankaj Tyagi13901 MEDCmdtBangalore
Unknown to Air Commodore Giles Gomez16527 MEDCmdtBangalore
Unknown to Air Commodore Satish Chowdhary16199 MEDCmdtBangalore
31 Mar 14 to 31 Mar 16Air Commodore Deepak Gaur17404 MEDCmdtBangalore
Unknown to Air Commodore Narinder Taneja18187 MEDCmdtBangalore
19 Jul 18 to 25 May 20Air Commodore Anupam Agarwal18700 MEDCmdtBangalore
Unknown to Air Commodore Vijay Vishnu Joshi18705 MEDCmdtBangalore

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