Senior Officers of the IAF - 1977 by Service Number

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View by Service Number | Appointment | Date of Rank

Rank & NameAppointment, UnitDates
Air Marshal Hirendra Nath Chatterjee (1620 F(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.1 Squadron1975-01-01 to 1979-10-07
Air Chief Marshal Hrushikesh Moolgavkar (1644 F(P))CAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1976-02-01 to 1978-08-31
Air Marshal Anand Ramdas Pandit (1707 F(P))VCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1976-04-01 to 1977-03-31 - Retired
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
--Same as above--AOC-in-C, Central Air CommandAllahabad1977-02-01 to 1978-12-31
Air Marshal Idris Hasan Latif (1804 F(P))AOC-in-C, Maintenance CommandNagpur1976-03-01 to 1977-05-19
--Same as above--VCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1977-05-20 to 1978-08-31
Air Marshal Devaiah Subia (1866 F(P))DCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1974-06-27 to 1977-03-31
--Same as above--VCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1977-04-01 to 1977-05-19
--Same as above--AOC-in-C, Maintenance CommandNagpur1977-05-20 to 1978-07-31
Air Marshal Edul Jahangir Dhatigara (1899 F(P))AOC-in-C, Western Air CommandDelhi1976-03-01 to 1978-09-03
Air Marshal George Kanishtkumar John (2132 F(P))AOC-in-C, Central Air CommandAllahabad1976-03-01 to 1977-01-31
--Same as above--AOA, Air Head QuartersDelhi1977-02-01 to 1979-02-10
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-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 Marshal Trilok Nath Ghadiok (2354 F(P))Cmdt, National Defence CollegeDelhi1977-02-01 to 1978-12-01
Air Vice Marshal Katikannikathanam Thatachariar Vasudevan (2397 LGS)ACAS (Logistics), Air Head QuartersDelhi1975-09-19 to 1977-12-31 - 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
--Same as above--Cmdt, Air Force AcademyDundigal1977-05-03 to 1978-08-14
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
--Same as above--ACAS (Plans), Air Head QuartersDelhi1977-05-04 to 1978-04-30
Air Vice Marshal Dilbagh Singh (2998 F(P))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
---On Promotion to Air Marshal ---DCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1977-05-20 to 1978-08-23
Air Vice Marshal Balwant Wickram Chauhan (3352 F(P))AOC, Jammu & KashmirUdhampur1976-08-09 to 1978-08-13
Air Vice Marshal Chandan Singh (3460 F(P))SASO, Central Air CommandAllahabad1977-07-01 to 1980-03-02
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

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.