Senior Officers of the IAF - 1978 by Service Number

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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 - Retired
Air Marshal Gian Dev Sharma (1742 F(P))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))VCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1977-05-20 to 1978-08-31
---On Promotion to Air Chief Marshal ---CAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1978-09-01 to 1981-08-31
Air Marshal Devaiah Subia (1866 F(P))AOC-in-C, Maintenance CommandNagpur1977-05-20 to 1978-07-31 - Retired
Air Marshal Edul Jahangir Dhatigara (1899 F(P))AOC-in-C, Western Air CommandDelhi1976-03-01 to 1978-09-03
--Same as above--VCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1978-09-04 to 1980-01-31
Air Marshal George Kanishtkumar John (2132 F(P))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 - Retired
Air Marshal Randhir Singh (2135 F(P))AOC-in-C, Training CommandBangalore1976-09-23 to 1978-04-29
Air Vice Marshal Harkrishan Lal Kapur (2165 ADM)SOA, Western Air CommandDelhi1978-05-20 to 1979-06-30
Air Marshal Lal Singh Grewal (2337 F(P))AOC-in-C, Eastern Air CommandShillong1976-04-24 to 1978-08-12
--Same as above--DCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1978-08-24 to 1980-01-31
Air Marshal Trilok Nath Ghadiok (2354 F(P))Cmdt, National Defence CollegeDelhi1977-02-01 to 1978-12-01
Air Vice Marshal Devendra Nath Gupta (2703 MED)DMS (Air), Air Head QuartersDelhi1976-02-26 to 1978-06-28 - Retired
Air Vice Marshal Yeshwant Ramachandra Agtey (2715 F(P))SDS (Air), National Defence CollegeDelhi1978-03-01 to 1978-09-19 - Retired
Air Vice Marshal Trilochan Singh Brar (2884 F(P))Cmdt, Air Force AcademyDundigal1977-05-03 to 1978-08-14
--Same as above--ACAS (Plans), Air Head QuartersDelhi1978-09-04 to 1979-02-09
Air Vice Marshal John Francis Lazaro (2944 F(P))SASO, Training CommandBangalore1976-08-01 to 1978-09-23 - Retired
Air Vice Marshal Hemant Ramkrishna Chitnis (2964 F(P))ACAS (Plans), Air Head QuartersDelhi1977-05-04 to 1978-04-30
---On Promotion to Air Marshal ---AOC-in-C, Training CommandBangalore1978-05-11 to 1979-02-19
Air Vice Marshal Dilbagh Singh (2998 F(P))AOC, No 1 Operational Group (SWAC)Jodhpur1976-09-14 to 1978-08-28
---On Promotion to Air Marshal ---AOC-in-C, Western Air CommandDelhi1978-09-04 to 1980-12-31
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
---On Promotion to Air Marshal ---AOC-in-C, Eastern Air CommandShillong1978-09-04 to 1981-01-02
Air Vice Marshal Saroj Jena (3157 F(P))ACAS (Flt Safety & Insp), Air Head QuartersDelhi1976-11-01 to 1979-01-01
Air Marshal Jafar Zaheer (3173 F(P))DCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1977-05-20 to 1978-08-23
--Same as above--AOC-in-C, Maintenance CommandNagpur1978-08-24 to 1979-01-19
Air Vice Marshal Balwant Wickram Chauhan (3352 F(P))AOC, Jammu & KashmirUdhampur1976-08-09 to 1978-08-13
--Same as above--Cmdt, Air Force AcademyDundigal1978-08-14 to 1979-10-23
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
---On Promotion to Air Marshal ---AOM, Air Head QuartersDelhi1978-09-01 to 1982-08-31
Air Vice Marshal Sunil Kumar Basack (3502 LGS)ACAS (Logistics), Air Head QuartersDelhi1978-01-02 to 1978-12-31
Air Vice Marshal Kuppuswamier Chidambaram (3531 LGS)ACAS (Logistics), Air Head QuartersDelhi1978-11-01 to 1979-10-31
Air Vice Marshal Jagdish Raj Bhasin (3591 F(P))AOC-in-C, No 1 Operational Group (SWAC)Jodhpur1978-08-29 to 1980-04-15
Air Vice Marshal Achutha Viswanathan (3607 AE(M))SMSO, Maintenance CommandNagpur1976-09-21 to 1979-04-30
Air Vice Marshal Chandra Kant Viswanath Gole (3652 F(P))ACAS (Plans), Air Head QuartersDelhi1978-05-25 to 1978-09-03
Air Vice Marshal Kanwar Iqbal Singh Chhabra (3831 F(N))AOC, Maritime Air OperationsBombay1978-08-25 to 1981-01-13
Air Vice Marshal Erasseri Pathayapurayil Radhakrishnan Nair (3837 F(N))SDS (Air), National Defence CollegeDelhi1978-09-25 to 1981-02-23
Air Vice Marshal Minoo Jehangir Dotiwalla (3839 F(P))SASO, Training CommandBangalore1978-10-01 to 1979-07-14
Air Vice Marshal Denis Anthony Lafontaine (3844 F(P))SASO, Western Air CommandDelhi1978-11-22 to 1981-11-09
Air Vice Marshal Amit Sen (4129 MED)DMS (Air), Air Head QuartersDelhi1978-06-29 to 1980-03-31

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