Senior Officers of the IAF - 1971 by Appointment

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Appointment, UnitRank & NameDates
CAS, Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Chief Marshal Pratap Chandra Lal (1567 F(P))1969-07-16 to 1973-01-15
AOC-in-C, Eastern Air CommandShillongAir Marshal Hari Chand Dewan (1598 F(P))1971-03-24 to 1973-03-31
--------do---------ShillongAir Marshal Hirendra Nath Chatterjee (1620 F(P))1968-04-01 to 1971-03-23
AOC-in-C, Maintenance CommandNagpurAir Marshal Gurbachan Singh (1779 LGS)1971-03-24 to 1973-03-31
AOC-in-C, Western Air CommandDelhiAir Marshal Minoo Merwan Engineer (1614 F(P))1969-08-06 to 1973-03-31
AOM, Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Marshal Yeshwant Vinayak Malse (1616 F(P))1969-08-11 to 1972-03-31
Cmdt, Armed Forces Medical CollegePuneAir Marshal Madhukar Mallanah Shrinagesh (1665 MED)1969-03-06 to 1973-12-01
Cmdt, National Defence CollegeDelhiAir Marshal Hrushikesh Moolgavkar (1644 F(P))1971-04-01 to 1973-03-30
DCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Marshal Hirendra Nath Chatterjee (1620 F(P))1971-03-30 to 1972-03-31
--------do---------DelhiAir Marshal Om Prakash Mehra (1639 F(P))1969-08-07 to 1971-02-28
VCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Marshal Shivdev Singh (1595 F(P))1969-07-15 to 1973-03-31
ACAS (Eng), Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Vice Marshal Raj Kumar Singh Marya (2916 AE(M))1971-03-06 to 1974-04-09
ACAS (Logistics and Maint, Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Vice Marshal Gurbachan Singh (1779 LGS)1970-01-01 to 1971-03-23
--------do---------DelhiAir Vice Marshal Ajoy Chandra Lal (1973 LGS)1971-03-24 to 1973-09-24
ACAS (Personnel), Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Vice Marshal Syed Abbas Hussain (1706 F(P))1970-07-19 to 1971-12-01
ACAS (Plans), Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Vice Marshal Idris Hasan Latif (1804 F(P))1970-08-10 to 1974-01-01
AOA, Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Vice Marshal Teja Singh Virk (1621 F(N))1969-08-30 to 1971-12-31
AOC, Western IndiaPuneAir Vice Marshal Anand Ramdas Pandit (1707 F(P))1969-09-24 to 1971-07-14
AOC, Maritime Air OperationsBombay --Same as above--1971-07-15 to 1972-03-03
AOC-in-C, Central Air CommandAllahabadAir Vice Marshal Hrushikesh Moolgavkar (1644 F(P))1968-03-29 to 1971-03-31
--------do---------AllahabadAir Vice Marshal Maurice Barker (1691 F(P))1971-04-01 to 1972-06-15
AOC-in-C, Maintenance CommandNagpurAir Vice Marshal Hari Chand Dewan (1598 F(P))1968-04-01 to 1971-03-23
AOC-in-C, Training CommandBangaloreAir Vice Marshal Victor Srihari (1624 F(P))1969-08-30 to 1972-03-03
DMS (Air), Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Vice Marshal Ajit Nath (1666 MED)1969-03-07 to 1974-12-31
SASO, Western Air CommandDelhiAir Vice Marshal Maurice Barker (1691 F(P))1968-04-01 to 1971-03-07
--------do---------DelhiAir Vice Marshal Devaiah Subia (1866 F(P))1971-06-08 to 1972-10-30
SDS (Air), National Defence CollegeDelhiAir Vice Marshal Dadi Ardeshir Mehta (1625 F(N))1967-01-25 to 1971-07-30
--------do---------DelhiAir Vice Marshal Madhav Bhawrao Naik (1874 F(P))1971-08-16 to 1973-01-02

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.