Senior Officers of the IAF - 1997 by Service Number

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Rank & NameAppointment, UnitDates
Air Marshal Prabhat Kumar Varma (4822 F(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.29 Squadron1987-09-14 to 1997-12-31
Air Chief Marshal Satish Kumar Sareen (5370 F(P))CAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1995-12-31 to 1998-12-31
Air Marshal Janak Kapur (5585 F(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.17 Squadron1995-12-20 to 1998-10-25
Air Marshal Dinanath Ramchander Nadkarni (5587 F(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.14 Squadron1987-07-15 to 1997-09-08
Air Marshal Amarjit Singh Sethi (5682 F(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.16 Squadron1991-10-11 to 1997-01-11
Air Vice Marshal Harjit Singh Ghuman (5692 F(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.6 Squadron1988-10-08 to 1997-09-01
Air Marshal Sharadkumar Ramakrishna Deshpande (5694 F(P))AOC-in-C, South Western Air CommandJodhpur1996-02-01 to 1997-11-30 - Retired
Air Marshal Bharat Kumar (5787 F(P))AOC-in-C, Southern Air CommandTrivandrum1995-05-01 to 1997-04-30 - Retired
Air Chief Marshal Anil Yeshwant Tipnis (5859 F(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.23 Squadron1994-07-22 to 2002-04-18
Air Marshal Anil Yeshwant Tipnis (5859 F(P))AOC-in-C, Western Air CommandDelhi1995-08-01 to 1997-03-31
--Same as above--VCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1997-04-01 to 1998-12-31
Air Marshal Krishna Bihari Singh (5865 F(P))AOC-in-C, Training CommandBangalore1995-07-01 to 1997-12-31 - Retired
Air Marshal Trevor Raymond Joseph Osman (6005 F(P))VCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1996-01-01 to 1997-03-31 - Retired
Air Vice Marshal Tushar Sen (6006 F(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.1 Squadron1993-10-01 to 1999-03-30
Air Marshal Prithvi Singh Brar (6007 F(P))AOC-in-C, Eastern Air CommandShillong1996-04-01 to 1999-01-03
Air Marshal Kuldip Rai (6051 MED)DGMS (Air), Air Head QuartersDelhi1995-08-01 to 1997-01-31 - Retired
Air Marshal Vinod Patney (6125 F(P))AOC-in-C, Central Air CommandAllahabad1996-07-01 to 1997-03-31
--Same as above--AOC-in-C, Western Air CommandDelhi1997-04-01 to 1999-10-31
Air Marshal Man Mohan Singh Vasudeva (6128 F(P))DCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1996-07-24 to 1997-08-31 - Retired
Air Vice Marshal Milind Shankar (6130 F(P))AOC, 1 Air Defence Control CentreDelhi1996-01-01 to 1997-07-01
Air Marshal Srinivasapuram Krishnaswamy (6338 F(P))AOC-in-C, Central Air CommandAllahabad1997-04-01 to 1997-11-30
--Same as above--AOC-in-C, South Western Air CommandJohdpur/ Gandhinagar1997-12-01 to 1999-10-31
Air Vice Marshal Ved Prakash Kala (6340 F(P))SASO, Southern Air CommandTrivandrum1996-02-01 to 1997-04-30 - Retired
Air Marshal Krishnan Narayan Nair (6346 F(P))SASO, Training CommandBangalore1996-01-01 to 1997-04-30
--Same as above--AOC-in-C, Southern Air CommandTrivandrum1997-05-01 to 1999-01-02
Air Marshal Ghanshyam Gururani (6387 AE(M))AOC-in-C, Maintenance CommandNagpur1996-11-01 to 1997-07-31 - Retired
Air Marshal Pran Nath Bajaj (6392 AE(M))SMSO, Maintenance CommandNagpur1995-11-14 to 1997-05-22
Air Vice Marshal Sahab Prasad Verma (6466 MED)PMO, Western Air CommandDelhi1995-09-01 to 1997-01-31
---On Promotion to Air Marshal ---DGMS (Air), Air Head QuartersDelhi1997-02-02 to 2000-05-31
Air Marshal Vinod Kumar Bhatia (6497 F(P))SASO, Western Air CommandDelhi1996-07-01 to 1997-12-21
--Same as above--AOC-in-C, Central Air CommandAllahabad1997-12-22 to 1999-10-31
Air Marshal Jagbir Singh Rai (6507 F(P))Cmdt, National Defence AcademyKhadakvasla1996-02-01 to 1997-01-09
Air Marshal Darshan Singh Basra (6519 F(P))SASO, Eastern Air CommandShillong1996-04-01 to 1998-02-28
Air Marshal Vinod Kumar Verma (6528 F(P))AOP, Air Head QuartersDelhi1996-04-11 to 1999-09-30
Air Marshal Dinesh Chandra Dhyani (6590 ADM)AOA, Air Head QuartersDelhi1995-11-03 to 2001-06-30
Air Vice Marshal Santanam Rangaswami (6703 ADM)Director (Works), Air Head QuartersDelhi1996-01-01 to 1997-12-31 - Retired
Air Vice Marshal Sriperumbudur Raghavan (6710 LGS)ACAS (Logistics), Air Head QuartersDelhi1995-01-02 to 1999-03-21
Air Vice Marshal Suresh Chandra Vohra (6713 LGS)AOLM, Maintenance CommandNagpur1995-07-10 to 1999-03-21
Air Marshal Velayudhan Girish Kumar (6747 F(P))SASO, Central Air CommandAllahabad1996-07-17 to 1997-06-01
Air Marshal Philip Rajkumar (6748 F(P))Proj Dir, National Flight Test Center, ADABangalore1996-09-17 to 2001-08-31
Air Marshal Prakash Sadashivrao Pingale (6755 F(P))IG (Flt Insp & Safety), Air Head QuartersDelhi1996-10-16 to 1999-09-30
Air Vice Marshal Manjit Singh Sekhon (6756 F(P))AOC, Jammu & KashmirUdhampur1996-01-01 to 1997-12-01
Air Marshal Shanti Swaroop Gupta (6805 AE(M))AOM, Air Head QuartersDelhi1996-11-01 to 1997-07-31
--Same as above--AOC-in-C, Maintenance CommandNagpur1997-08-01 to 2002-04-30
Air Marshal Khushindhar Singh Bindra (6863 F(P))SASO, Central Air CommandAllahabad1997-07-01 to 1998-02-15
Air Vice Marshal Manjit Singh Dhillon (7021 F(P))SAASO, Maintenance CommandNagpur1996-02-01 to 1997-01-31 - Retired
Air Marshal Thrunillayi Ramaswamy Janakiraman (7058 AE(M))SMSO, Maintenance CommandNagpur1997-06-16 to 1999-05-23
Air Marshal Proteep Kumar Ghosh (7106 AE(L))AOM, Air Head QuartersDelhi1997-08-01 to 1999-05-31
Air Vice Marshal Satish Govind Inamdar (7189 F(P))CI (Air), Defence Services Staff CollegeWellington1996-10-01 to 1998-06-30
Air Vice Marshal Syed Shahid Hussain Naqvi (7193 F(P))Cmdt, College of Air WarfareSecunderabad1994-12-31 to 1997-08-31
---On Promotion to Air Marshal ---DCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1997-09-01 to 1999-09-30
Air Vice Marshal Teshter Jall Master (7224 F(P))Cmdt, College of Defence ManagementSecunderabad1995-04-18 to 1997-06-07
---On Promotion to Air Marshal ---SASO, South Western Air CommandJohdpur/ Gandhinagar1997-09-01 to 1999-09-30
Air Vice Marshal Srinivas Anand Bhaskar Naidu (7230 F(P))SOA, Training CommandBangalore1995-08-01 to 1998-01-31
Air Vice Marshal Kukkehalli Prabhakar Hegde (7253 MED)Cmdt, Command Hospital, Air ForceBangalore1997-06-09 to 2000-03-31
Air Vice Marshal Michael McMahon (7399 F(P))ACAS (Ops), Air Head QuartersDelhi1996-06-01 to 1999-01-01
---On Promotion to Air Marshal ---Cmde Cmdt, No.14 Squadron1997-09-08 to 2004-09-30
Air Vice Marshal Jeffrey D'Souza (7432 F(P))SDS (Air), National Defence CollegeDelhi1995-09-01 to 1998-03-31
Air Vice Marshal Harbans Perminder Singh (7485 F(N))SOA, Eastern Air CommandShillong1996-02-01 to 1998-07-09
Air Vice Marshal Krishna Chandra Verma (7583 MET)Director (Meteorology), Air Head QuartersDelhi1994-12-01 to 1998-11-02
Air Vice Marshal Sitaramaiah Pingali (7674 F(P))Director (PO), Air Head QuartersDelhi1996-03-01 to 1998-08-16
Air Vice Marshal Manek Bomanshaw Madon (7681 F(P))Cmdt, Air Force AcademyDundigal1995-12-21 to 1998-08-17
Air Vice Marshal Jogendra Singh Sisodia (7696 F(P))ACAS (Plans), Air Head QuartersDelhi1996-03-29 to 1998-08-16
Air Vice Marshal Chandra Kant Krishnatri (7697 F(P))SASO, Southern Air CommandTrivandrum1997-05-01 to 1998-08-16
--Same as above--Cmde Cmdt, No.6 Squadron1997-09-01 to 2000-08-01
Air Vice Marshal Purnendu Kumar Mukherjee (7698 F(P))ACAS (Inspection), Air Head QuartersDelhi1997-02-03 to 2000-01-06
Air Vice Marshal Kurumthodathil Cherian Phillipose (7702 F(P))AOC, Maritime Air OperationsBombay1996-07-30 to 1999-02-10
Air Vice Marshal Adi Rustomji Ghandhi (7722 F(P))Addl ACAS (Ops), Air Head QuartersDelhi1996-10-01 to 1998-07-20
Air Vice Marshal Awatar Krishan Zadoo (7922 AE(L))SMSO, Central Air CommandAllahabad1996-07-22 to 1998-05-28
Air Vice Marshal Jagnandan Kumar Pathania (8053 ADM)SOA, Central Air CommandAllahabad1997-01-20 to 1998-08-16
Air Vice Marshal Govind Chandra Singh Rajwar (8103 F(N))SOA, Western Air CommandDelhi1996-07-01 to 1998-08-17
Air Vice Marshal Ashok Kumar Goel (8151 F(P))Ops Mgr, Aviation Research CenterDelhi1997-02-01 to 1999-12-31
Air Vice Marshal Aditya Vikram Pethia (8384 F(P))Director (Training), Air Head QuartersDelhi1997-03-03 to 1999-02-14
Air Vice Marshal Man Mohan Sehgal (8390 F(P))SAASO, Maintenance CommandNagpur1997-06-20 to 1998-08-16
Air Vice Marshal Anil Kumar Trikha (8436 F(P))Cmdt, College of Air WarfareSecunderabad1997-10-03 to 1999-08-31
Air Vice Marshal Bijoy Krishna Pandey (8990 F(P))Dy Cmdt & CI, National Defence AcademyKhadakvasla1997-12-19 to 2000-02-06
Air Vice Marshal Gulugunji Vishnu Bhat (9666 ACCTS)Director (Fin Plan), Air Head QuartersDelhi1997-04-01 to 1998-04-30
Air Vice Marshal Tapash Kumar Mitra (23432 MED)Cmdt, Command Hospital, Air ForceBangalore1995-09-01 to 1997-06-08

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