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TitleAcknowledgments: Bharat Rakshak expresses its gratitude for the help received from various quarters in the making of this particular section. Namely retired Air Chiefs - Denis La Fontaine, Idris H. Latif, S.K. Mehra, S.K. Sareen and other individuals who came forward to contribute like David Fell, Pradeep Mehra, Hugh Halliday and Ekalavya. Bharat Rakshak also acknowledges the Indian Air Force's direct help from Vayu Bhavan and indirect help in the form of its year books, Air Marshal (retd.) M.S. Chaturvedi's 'History of Indian Air Force' and other published sources

Thomas Walker Elmhirst

altKBE, CB, CBE, AFC

C-in-C, 15 Aug 1947 - 02 Feb 1950

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Ronald Ivelaw-Chapman

altGCB, KBE, DFC, AFC
C-in-C, 22 Feb 1950 - 09 Dec 1951

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Gerald Ernest Gibbs

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KBE, CIE, MC and Bar
C-in-C, 10 Dec 1951 - 31 Mar 1954

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Subroto Mukherjee

altOBE
CAS, 01 April 1954 - 08 Nov 1960

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Aspy Merwan Engineer

altDFC
CAS, 01 Dec 1960 - 31 July 1964

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Arjan Singh

altPadma Vibhushan, DFC
CAS, 01 Aug 1964 - 15 July 1969

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Pratap Chandra Lal

altPadma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, DFC
CAS, 16 July 1969 - 15 Jan 1973

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Om Prakash Mehra

altPadma Vibhushan, PVSM
CAS, 16 Jan 1973 - 31 Jan 1976

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Hrushikesh Moolgavkar

altPVSM MVC
CAS, 01 Feb 1976 - 31 Aug 1978

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Idris Hasan Latif

altPVSM
CAS, 01 Sep 1978 - 31 Aug 1981

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Dilbagh Singh

altPVSM, AVSM, VM
CAS, 01 Sep 1981 - 03 Sep 1984

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Lakshman Mohan Katre

altPVSM AVSM and Bar
CAS, 04 Sep 1984 - 01 July 1985

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Denis Anthony La Fontaine

altPVSM, AVSM, VM
CAS,3 July 1985 - 31 July 1988

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Surinder Kumar Mehra

altPVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC
CAS, 1Aug 1988 - 31 July 1991

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Nirmal Chandra Suri

altPVSM, AVSM, VM
CAS, 31 July 1991 - 31 July 1993

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Swaroop Krishna Kaul

altPVSM, MVC, ADC
CAS,1 Aug 1993 - 31 Dec 1995

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Satish Kumar Sareen

altPVSM, AVSM, VM ADC
CAS, 31 Dec 1995 - 31 Dec 1998

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Anil Yashwant Tipnis

altPVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC
CAS, 31 Dec 1998 - 31 Dec 2001

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Srinivasapuram Krishnaswamy

altPVSM, AVSM, VM and Bar
CAS, 31 Dec 2001 - 31 Dec 2004

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Shashindra Pal Tyagi

altPVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC
CAS, 31 Dec 2004 - 31 March 2007

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Fali Homi Major

altPVSM, AVSM, SC, VM, ADC
CAS, 31 March 2007 - 31 May 2009

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Pradeep Vasant Naik

altPVSM, VSM, ADC
CAS, 31 May 2009 - 31 July 2011

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Norman Anil Kumar Browne

Pending Photo with full CAS rankPVSM AVSM VM ADC

CAS, 31 July 2011 - 31 Dec 2013. 

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Arup Raha

Air Chief Marshal Arup RahaPVSM AVSM VM ADC

CAS, 31 Dec 2013 - Current. Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha has taken over as the new Chief of Air Staff

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