Senior Officers of the IAF - 1976 by Service Number

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Rank & NameAppointment, UnitDates
Air Marshal Hari Chand Dewan (1598 F(P))VCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1973-10-01 to 1976-03-31 - Retired
Air Marshal Hirendra Nath Chatterjee (1620 F(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.1 Squadron1975-01-01 to 1979-10-07
Air Chief Marshal Om Prakash Mehra (1639 F(P))CAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1973-01-16 to 1976-01-31 - Retired
Air Marshal Hrushikesh Moolgavkar (1644 F(P))AOC-in-C, Western Air CommandDelhi1973-04-01 to 1976-01-31
---On Promotion to Air Chief Marshal ---CAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1976-02-01 to 1978-08-31
Air Marshal Ajit Nath (1666 MED)DG, Armed Forces Medical SciencesDelhi1975-01-01 to 1976-04-22 - Retired
Air Marshal Maurice Barker (1691 F(P))AOC-in-C, Eastern Air CommandShillong1973-04-01 to 1976-04-21
--Same as above--AOC-in-C, Training CommandBangalore1976-04-22 to 1976-09-22 - Retired
Air Marshal Anand Ramdas Pandit (1707 F(P))AOC-in-C, Maintenance CommandNagpur1973-04-01 to 1976-02-29
--Same as above--VCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1976-04-01 to 1977-03-31
Air Marshal Gian Dev Sharma (1742 F(P))AOA, Air Head QuartersDelhi1974-07-01 to 1977-01-21
--Same as above--Cmde Cmdt, No.6 Squadron1975-05-01 to 1983-06-01
Air Marshal Bawa Sampuran Singh Bedi (1795 AE(M))AOM, Air Head QuartersDelhi1975-03-01 to 1976-09-20 - Retired
Air Marshal Idris Hasan Latif (1804 F(P))AOC-in-C, Central Air CommandAllahabad1974-06-27 to 1976-02-29
--Same as above--AOC-in-C, Maintenance CommandNagpur1976-03-01 to 1977-05-19
Air Vice Marshal Waman Raghunath Dani (1807 F(P))AOC, Maritime Air OperationsBombay1973-04-16 to 1976-10-31 - Retired
Air Marshal Devaiah Subia (1866 F(P))DCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1974-06-27 to 1977-03-31
Air Vice Marshal Charandas Gurudas Devashar (1867 F(P))SASO, Western Air CommandDelhi1974-03-05 to 1976-02-15
Air Vice Marshal Madhav Bhawrao Naik (1874 F(P))Cmdt, National Defence AcademyKhadakvasla1973-01-03 to 1976-03-07
Air Marshal Edul Jahangir Dhatigara (1899 F(P))AOC, No 1 Operational Group (SWAC)Jodhpur1974-06-27 to 1976-02-28
--Same as above--AOC-in-C, Western Air CommandDelhi1976-03-01 to 1978-09-03
Air Vice Marshal Agia Kar Singh Bakshi (2013 ADM)SOA, Western Air CommandDelhi1973-12-01 to 1976-11-30 - Retired
Air Vice Marshal George Kanishtkumar John (2132 F(P))AOC-in-C, Training CommandBangalore1974-07-01 to 1976-03-22
---On Promotion to Air Marshal ---AOC-in-C, Central Air CommandAllahabad1976-03-01 to 1977-01-31
Air Vice Marshal Gurdial Singh Punia (2134 ADM)SOA, Western Air CommandDelhi1976-12-01 to 1978-04-30
Air Marshal Randhir Singh (2135 F(P))AOC, No 1 Operational Group (SWAC)Jodhpur1976-03-01 to 1976-09-13
--Same as above--AOC-in-C, Training CommandBangalore1976-09-23 to 1978-04-29
Air Marshal Lal Singh Grewal (2337 F(P))AOC-in-C, Eastern Air CommandShillong1976-04-24 to 1978-08-12
Air Vice Marshal Katikannikathanam Thatachariar Vasudevan (2397 LGS)ACAS (Logistics), Air Head QuartersDelhi1975-09-19 to 1977-12-31
Air Vice Marshal Fredrick Van Allen Scudder (2639 F(P))SDS (Air), National Defence CollegeDelhi1974-01-04 to 1976-02-29 - Retired
Air Vice Marshal Devendra Nath Gupta (2703 MED)DMS (Air), Air Head QuartersDelhi1976-02-26 to 1978-06-28
Air Vice Marshal Trilochan Singh Brar (2884 F(P))SASO, Central Air CommandAllahabad1976-04-01 to 1977-04-25
Air Vice Marshal John Francis Lazaro (2944 F(P))SASO, Training CommandBangalore1976-08-01 to 1978-09-23
Air Vice Marshal Hemant Ramkrishna Chitnis (2964 F(P))Cmdt, Air Force AcademyDundigal1976-04-01 to 1977-05-02
Air Vice Marshal Dilbagh Singh (2998 F(P))SASO, Western Air CommandDelhi1976-02-16 to 1976-09-22
--Same as above--AOC, No 1 Operational Group (SWAC)Jodhpur1976-09-14 to 1978-08-28
Air Vice Marshal Douglas George King-Lee (3040 F(P))AOC, Maritime Air OperationsBombay1976-11-01 to 1978-08-24
Air Vice Marshal Krishna Mohan Ram (3101 F(P))SDS (Air), National Defence CollegeDelhi1976-03-01 to 1978-02-28
Air Vice Marshal Lakshman Madhav Katre (3117 F(P))SASO, Western Air CommandDelhi1976-12-23 to 1978-09-03
Air Vice Marshal Saroj Jena (3157 F(P))ACAS (Flt Safety & Insp), Air Head QuartersDelhi1976-11-01 to 1979-01-01
Air Vice Marshal Jafar Zaheer (3173 F(P))ACAS (Plans), Air Head QuartersDelhi1974-04-01 to 1977-04-17
Air Vice Marshal Balwant Wickram Chauhan (3352 F(P))AOC, Jammu & KashmirUdhampur1976-08-09 to 1978-08-13
Air Vice Marshal Chandrakant Shridhar Naik (3499 AE(M))ACAS (Eng), Air Head QuartersDelhi1975-05-01 to 1978-01-01
Air Vice Marshal Achutha Viswanathan (3607 AE(M))SMSO, Maintenance CommandNagpur1976-09-21 to 1979-04-30
Air Vice Marshal Lok Nath Budhraja (13814 MED)DMS (Air), Air Head QuartersDelhi1975-01-01 to 1976-02-25 - Retired

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.