Senior Officers of the IAF - 1983 by Service Number

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Rank & NameAppointment, UnitDates
Air Marshal Gian Dev Sharma (1742 F(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.6 Squadron1975-05-01 to 1983-06-01
Air Marshal Trilochan Singh Brar (2884 F(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.1 Squadron1979-10-08 to 1985-10-31
--Same as above--VCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1981-09-22 to 1983-06-30 - Retired
Air Chief Marshal Dilbagh Singh (2998 F(P))CAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1981-09-01 to 1984-09-03
Air Vice Marshal Douglas George King-Lee (3040 F(P))SASO, Eastern Air CommandShillong1982-08-01 to 1983-02-28
---On Promotion to Air Marshal ---AOC-in-C, Eastern Air CommandShillong1983-03-01 to 1983-11-30 - Retired
Air Marshal Lakshman Madhav Katre (3117 F(P))AOC-in-C, Western Air CommandDelhi1981-01-05 to 1983-02-28
--Same as above--Cmde Cmdt, No.17 Squadron1981-08-01 to 1985-07-01
Air Marshal Balwant Wickram Chauhan (3352 F(P))AOC-in-C, Central Air CommandAllahabad1981-09-21 to 1983-12-31 - Retired
Air Vice Marshal Puran Singh Bajwa (3520 MED)PMO, Western Air CommandDelhi1981-07-19 to 1984-08-31
Air Vice Marshal Jagjit Singh Sant (3525 MED)Cmdt, Institution of Aviation MedicineBangalore1982-03-06 to 1984-05-31
Air Vice Marshal Shri Krishna Chandra Gupta (3568 ADM)SOA, Western Air CommandDelhi1979-07-01 to 1983-02-28
---On Promotion to Air Marshal ---AOA, Air Head QuartersDelhi1983-03-01 to 1985-08-31
Air Marshal Jagdish Raj Bhasin (3591 F(P))AOC-in-C, South Western Air CommandJodhpur1980-07-23 to 1983-06-30
--Same as above--VCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1983-07-01 to 1984-10-31
Air Marshal Malcolm Shirley Dundas Wollen (3641 F(P))AOC-in-C, Eastern Air CommandShillong1981-01-03 to 1983-02-26
--Same as above--AOC-in-C, Western Air CommandDelhi1983-03-01 to 1984-09-03
Air Marshal Chandra Kant Viswanath Gole (3652 F(P))DCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1981-01-15 to 1983-06-30
--Same as above--AOC-in-C, South Western Air CommandJodhpur1983-07-01 to 1984-10-31
Air Vice Marshal Ram Lalji Bhalla (3679 ADM)SOA, Central Air CommandAllahabad1982-05-10 to 1983-05-31 - Retired
Air Marshal Lareto Pestana Pereira (3705 LGS)SMSO, Maintenance CommandNagpur1982-12-23 to 1985-04-30
Air Vice Marshal Nambi Srinivasa Gopalan (3751 ACCTS)Director (Fin Plan), Air Head QuartersDelhi1982-11-01 to 1984-04-30
Air Vice Marshal Holavanahalli Naryanarao Krishnamurthy (3790 AE(M))Director, Aeronautical Development Establishment (DRDO)Bangalore1981-12-15 to 1985-07-31
Air Marshal Satish Chandra Lal (3793 AE(L))AOM, Air Head QuartersDelhi1982-09-01 to 1985-01-31
Air Marshal Kanwar Iqbal Singh Chhabra (3831 F(N))AOC-in-C, Maintenance CommandNagpur1981-01-14 to 1985-01-31
--Same as above--Cmde Cmdt, No.6 Squadron1983-03-01 to 1988-10-07
Air Marshal Erasseri Pathayapurayil Radhakrishnan Nair (3837 F(N))AOC-in-C, Training CommandBangalore1981-10-20 to 1985-02-28
Air Vice Marshal Minoo Jehangir Dotiwalla (3839 F(P))AOC, Jammu & KashmirUdhampur1982-07-01 to 1983-11-30
---On Promotion to Air Marshal ---SASO, Western Air CommandDelhi1983-01-06 to 1983-11-30
--Same as above--AOC-in-C, Eastern Air CommandShillong1983-12-01 to 1984-10-31
Air Vice Marshal Subramaniam Raghavendran (3840 F(P))ACAS (Ops), Air Head QuartersDelhi1980-09-01 to 1983-09-01
--Same as above--Cmde Cmdt, No.23 Squadron1982-08-18 to 1990-05-17
---On Promotion to Air Marshal ---SASO, Western Air CommandDelhi1983-12-01 to 1984-09-03
Air Vice Marshal Eruch Shiavax Lala (3842 F(P))SASO, Training CommandBangalore1980-11-01 to 1983-11-30 - Retired
Air Marshal Denis Anthony Lafontaine (3844 F(P))SASO, Western Air CommandDelhi1981-11-10 to 1983-01-01
--Same as above--AOP, Air Head QuartersDelhi1983-01-01 to 1983-12-31
Air Marshal Kapil Dev Chadha (3845 F(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.43 Squadron1982-01-01 to 1990-08-08
--Same as above--AOA, Air Head QuartersDelhi1982-02-10 to 1983-02-28
--Same as above--DCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1983-07-08 to 1984-10-31
Air Vice Marshal Terence Joseph Desa (3863 F(P))Director (Training), Air Head QuartersDelhi1981-04-14 to 1984-06-17
Air Vice Marshal Ripu Daman Sahni (3867 F(P))SDS (Air), National Defence CollegeDelhi1982-02-24 to 1983-12-31
Air Vice Marshal Prem Pal Singh (3871 F(P))ACAS (Flt Safety & Insp), Air Head QuartersDelhi1979-03-19 to 1983-06-30
---On Promotion to Air Marshal ---SASO, Eastern Air CommandShillong1983-07-01 to 1984-10-30
Air Vice Marshal Mrinal Kumar Gupta (3933 AE(L))SMSO, Central Air CommandAllahabad1982-11-01 to 1983-06-12
Air Vice Marshal Vir Narain (4007 F(N))SAASO, Maintenance CommandNagpur1982-08-02 to 1984-09-26
Air Vice Marshal Madan Lal Sethi (4009 F(N))Director (Intelligence), Air Head QuartersDelhi1981-04-06 to 1985-08-30
Air Vice Marshal Man Mohan Singh (4023 F(P))SASO, South Western Air CommandJodhpur1981-01-09 to 1984-10-31
Air Vice Marshal Chandra Kant Shantaram Raje (4038 F(P))Ops Mgr, Aviation Research CenterDelhi1981-01-01 to 1984-01-22
Air Vice Marshal Rajagopal Sriramulu Naidu (4090 F(P))Cmdt, Air Force AcademyDundigal1981-04-13 to 1983-06-25
Air Vice Marshal Johney William Greene (4093 F(P))ACAS (Plans), Air Head QuartersDelhi1981-06-25 to 1984-11-05
Air Vice Marshal Man Singh (4094 F(P))Cmdt, College of Air WarfareSecunderabad1981-08-03 to 1984-12-16
Air Vice Marshal Brij Lal Chadha (4110 F(N))AOC, Maritime Air OperationsBombay1981-06-09 to 1984-12-31
Air Vice Marshal Manohar Madhav Takle (4116 F(N))SOA, Eastern Air CommandShillong1983-12-05 to 1984-12-31
Air Vice Marshal Konthiadom Joseph Chandy (4178 LGS)ACAS (Logistics), Air Head QuartersDelhi1982-12-23 to 1984-01-31
Air Vice Marshal Surendra Kumar Mehra (4197 F(P))Director (PO), Air Head QuartersDelhi1981-12-07 to 1983-07-31
--Same as above--ACAS (Ops), Air Head QuartersDelhi1983-09-01 to 1986-05-31
Air Vice Marshal Krishnaswamy Subramanian (4213 F(N))SOA, Eastern Air CommandShillong1982-01-28 to 1983-12-04
Air Vice Marshal Nirmal Chandra Suri (4236 F(P))SASO, Central Air CommandAllahabad1982-02-22 to 1985-09-19
Air Vice Marshal Gursharan Singh (4263 AE(M))SMSO, Central Air CommandAllahabad1983-06-13 to 1984-07-01
Air Vice Marshal Cecil Vivian Parker (4346 F(P))Cmdt, Air Force AcademyDundigal1983-07-01 to 1985-03-20
Air Vice Marshal Jagdish Kumar Seth (4403 F(P))Director (PO), Air Head QuartersDelhi1983-08-01 to 1985-03-01
Air Vice Marshal Gandharva Sen (4429 F(P))SASO, Training CommandBangalore1983-12-01 to 1985-08-30

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