Senior Officers of the IAF - 1985 by Service Number

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Rank & NameAppointment, UnitDates
Air Marshal Trilochan Singh Brar (2884 F(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.1 Squadron1979-10-08 to 1985-10-31
Air Marshal Lakshman Madhav Katre (3117 F(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.17 Squadron1981-08-01 to 1985-07-01 - Died in Service
---On Promotion to Air Chief Marshal ---CAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1984-09-04 to 1985-07-01 - Died in Service
Air Marshal Puran Singh Bajwa (3520 MED)DGMS (Air), Air Head QuartersDelhi1984-09-01 to 1985-10-31 - Retired
Air Marshal Shri Krishna Chandra Gupta (3568 ADM)AOA, Air Head QuartersDelhi1983-03-01 to 1985-08-31 - Retired
Air Marshal Lareto Pestana Pereira (3705 LGS)SMSO, Maintenance CommandNagpur1982-12-23 to 1985-04-30 - Retired
Air Vice Marshal Holavanahalli Naryanarao Krishnamurthy (3790 AE(M))Director, Aeronautical Development Establishment (DRDO)Bangalore1981-12-15 to 1985-07-31 - Retired
Air Marshal Satish Chandra Lal (3793 AE(L))AOM, Air Head QuartersDelhi1982-09-01 to 1985-01-31
--Same as above--AOC-in-C, Maintenance CommandNagpur1985-02-01 to 1985-12-31 - Retired
Air Marshal Jagjit Singh Sandhawalia (3810 AE(M))AOM, Air Head QuartersDelhi1985-02-01 to 1986-05-31
Air Marshal Kanwar Iqbal Singh Chhabra (3831 F(N))AOC-in-C, Maintenance CommandNagpur1981-01-14 to 1985-01-31 - Retired
--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 - Retired
Air Vice Marshal Subramaniam Raghavendran (3840 F(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.23 Squadron1982-08-18 to 1990-05-17
---On Promotion to Air Marshal ---AOC-in-C, South Western Air CommandJodhpur1984-11-01 to 1986-01-06
Air Marshal Denis Anthony Lafontaine (3844 F(P))AOC-in-C, Western Air CommandDelhi1984-11-01 to 1985-07-02
---On Promotion to Air Chief Marshal ---CAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1985-07-03 to 1988-07-31
Air Marshal Kapil Dev Chadha (3845 F(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.43 Squadron1982-01-01 to 1990-08-08
--Same as above--AOC-in-C, Eastern Air CommandShillong1984-11-05 to 1987-12-31
Air Marshal Terence Joseph Desa (3863 F(P))AOC-in-C, Southern Air CommandTrivandrum1984-06-18 to 1986-11-30
Air Marshal Ripu Daman Sahni (3867 F(P))AOC-in-C, Central Air CommandAllahabad1984-11-06 to 1986-05-31
Air Marshal Prem Pal Singh (3871 F(P))VCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1984-11-06 to 1986-01-07
Air Marshal Brijpal Singh Sikand (3947 F(P))SASO, Western Air CommandDelhi1984-11-13 to 1985-11-10
--Same as above--CoS, Western Air CommandDelhi1985-11-11 to 1986-10-31
Air Marshal Vir Narain (4007 F(N))SAASO, Maintenance CommandNagpur1984-09-27 to 1985-02-27
--Same as above--AOC-in-C, Training CommandBangalore1985-03-01 to 1987-11-30
Air Vice Marshal Madan Lal Sethi (4009 F(N))Director (Intelligence), Air Head QuartersDelhi1981-04-06 to 1985-08-30
---On Promotion to Air Marshal ---AOA, Air Head QuartersDelhi1985-09-01 to 1985-12-31
Air Marshal Man Mohan Singh (4023 F(P))AOP, Air Head QuartersDelhi1984-11-27 to 1985-08-21
--Same as above--AOC-in-C, Western Air CommandDelhi1985-08-22 to 1988-07-31
Air Vice Marshal Arvind Dalaya (4025 F(P))SAASO, Maintenance CommandNagpur1985-02-27 to 1986-07-31
Air Vice Marshal Chandra Kant Shantaram Raje (4038 F(P))DG, Direcrorate General Civil AviationDelhi1984-01-23 to 1985-01-31
---On Promotion to Air Marshal ---DG, Direcrorate General Civil AviationDelhi1985-02-01 to 1986-05-21
Air Marshal Johney William Greene (4093 F(P))DCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1985-01-01 to 1986-05-31
--Same as above--SASO, Central Air CommandAllahabad1985-10-25 to 1986-05-13
Air Vice Marshal Manohar Madhav Takle (4116 F(N))AOC, Maritime Air OperationsBombay1985-01-01 to 1987-04-30
Air Vice Marshal Surender Kumar Bhalla (4121 MED)Cmdt, Command Hospital, Air ForceBangalore1984-11-05 to 1985-04-28
Air Marshal Kuldip Singh Bhatia (4139 AE(L))PD (Radar & Comm Project), Air Head QuartersDelhi1985-02-01 to 1986-05-31
Air Marshal Parameshwara Iyer Venkatachalam Iyer (4182 LGS)SMSO, Maintenance CommandNagpur1985-05-01 to 1987-10-31
Air Vice Marshal Surendra Kumar Mehra (4197 F(P))ACAS (Ops), Air Head QuartersDelhi1983-09-01 to 1986-05-31
Air Vice Marshal Krishnaswamy Subramanian (4213 F(N))Director (Works), Air Head QuartersDelhi1985-09-01 to 1986-07-28
Air Vice Marshal Nirmal Chandra Suri (4236 F(P))SASO, Central Air CommandAllahabad1982-02-22 to 1985-09-19
---On Promotion to Air Marshal ---AOP, Air Head QuartersDelhi1985-09-20 to 1987-03-30
Air Vice Marshal Cecil Vivian Parker (4346 F(P))Cmdt, Air Force AcademyDundigal1983-07-01 to 1985-03-20
Air Vice Marshal Manish Kumar Rudra (4358 F(P))SOA, Central Air CommandAllahabad1984-11-26 to 1987-02-15
Air Vice Marshal Pothamsetti Prasanna Madhava (4379 AE(M))SMSO, Central Air CommandAllahabad1984-07-02 to 1986-01-21
Air Vice Marshal Didar Singh Sabhikhi (4393 F(N))Director (Works), Air Head QuartersDelhi1984-08-01 to 1985-08-31
--Same as above--SOA, Training CommandBangalore1985-09-01 to 1988-02-28
Air Vice Marshal Parduman Krishan Puri (4397 F(N))SDS (Air), National Defence CollegeDelhi1984-01-02 to 1986-01-30
Air Vice Marshal Jagdish Kumar Seth (4403 F(P))Director (PO), Air Head QuartersDelhi1983-08-01 to 1985-03-01
--Same as above--Cmdt, Air Force AcademyDundigal1985-03-25 to 1986-02-07
Air Vice Marshal Partha Kumar Dey (4404 F(P))Cmdt, Aircraft and Systems Testing EstablishmentBangalore1985-02-01 to 1986-07-01
Air Vice Marshal Man Mohan Sinha (4408 F(P))Director (PO), Air Head QuartersDelhi1985-03-02 to 1986-07-31
Air Vice Marshal Gandharva Sen (4429 F(P))SASO, Training CommandBangalore1983-12-01 to 1985-08-30
--Same as above--Director (Intelligence), Air Head QuartersDelhi1985-09-01 to 1986-10-31
Air Vice Marshal Pattathil Venugopal (4431 F(P))DG , Air Force Naval Housing BoardDelhi1984-07-01 to 1986-03-30
Air Vice Marshal Girish Krishna Lal Desai (4468 LGS)ACAS (Logistics), Air Head QuartersDelhi1985-05-01 to 1987-10-31
Air Vice Marshal Prithi Singh (4480 F(P))Director (Training), Air Head QuartersDelhi1984-09-01 to 1985-08-01
--Same as above--ACAS (Ops), Air Head QuartersDelhi1985-08-01 to 1987-02-28
Air Vice Marshal Bernard Anthony Coelho (4488 F(P))SASO, Southern Air CommandTrivandrum1984-07-20 to 1986-02-28
Air Vice Marshal Mohinder Singh Bawa (4494 F(P))CI (Air), Defence Services Staff CollegeWellington1985-01-01 to 1987-01-01
Air Vice Marshal Inder Dev Bhalla (4571 F(P))Cmdt, College of Air WarfareSecunderabad1984-12-17 to 1986-07-31
Air Vice Marshal Purushottam Laxmikant Purohit (4581 F(P))SOA, Eastern Air CommandShillong1985-01-01 to 1986-08-17
Air Vice Marshal Har Krishan Oberai (4583 F(P))ACAS (Plans), Air Head QuartersDelhi1984-11-28 to 1986-03-04
Air Vice Marshal Suresh Chand (4585 F(P))SOA, Training CommandBangalore1985-01-01 to 1985-08-31
--Same as above--SASO, Training CommandBangalore1985-09-01 to 1986-04-14
Air Vice Marshal Dilip Shankar Jog (4608 F(P))Director (Training), Air Head QuartersDelhi1985-08-01 to 1986-09-30
Air Chief Marshal Swaroop Krishna Kaul (4721 F(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.17 Squadron1985-07-20 to 1995-12-31
Air Vice Marshal Chhotey Lal Gupta (5027 ACCTS)Director (Fin Plan), Air Head QuartersDelhi1984-05-01 to 1988-07-31
Air Vice Marshal Surendra Nath Chaturvedi (5030 ACCTS)Director (Accounts), Air Head QuartersDelhi1984-06-01 to 1989-10-31
Air Vice Marshal Sreedhara Laksminarayanan (5565 MET)Director (Meteorology), Air Head QuartersDelhi1984-09-06 to 1985-08-31 - Retired
Air Vice Marshal Raj Kumar Bhandari (17101 MED)Cmdt, Command Hospital, Air ForceBangalore1985-04-29 to 1986-03-31
Air Marshal Krishan Dass Kapur (18069 MED)DGMS (Air), Air Head QuartersDelhi1985-11-01 to 1986-09-30

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