Senior Directing Staff (Air) Appointments at National Defence College


01 Feb 60 - 11 Dec 62
Air Vice Marshal
Ramaswami Rajaram
1573 GD(O)
SDS (Air)
Delhi

07 Nov 63 - 30 Sep 64
Air Vice Marshal
Yeshwant Vinayak Malse
1616 F(P)
SDS (Air)
Delhi

10 Oct 64 - 09 Jan 66
Air Vice Marshal
Kundan Lal Sondhi
1566 GD(P)
SDS (Air)
Delhi

25 Jan 67 - 30 Jul 71
Air Vice Marshal
Dadi Ardeshir Mehta
1625 F(N)
SDS (Air)
Delhi

16 Aug 71 - 02 Jan 73
Air Vice Marshal
Madhav Bhawrao Naik
1874 F(P)
SDS (Air)
Delhi

03 Jan 73 - 20 Jan 74
Air Vice Marshal
George Kanishtkumar John
2132 F(P)
SDS (Air)
Delhi

04 Jan 74 - 29 Feb 76
Air Vice Marshal
Fredrick Van Allen Scudder
2639 F(P)
SDS (Air)
Delhi

01 Mar 76 - 28 Feb 78
Air Vice Marshal
Krishna Mohan Ram
3101 F(P)
SDS (Air)
Delhi

01 Mar 78 - 19 Sep 78
Air Vice Marshal
Yeshwant Ramachandra Agtey
2715 F(P)
SDS (Air)
Delhi

25 Sep 78 - 23 Feb 81
Air Vice Marshal
Erasseri Pathayapurayil Radhakrishnan Nair
3837 F(N)
SDS (Air)
Delhi

23 Feb 81 - 09 Feb 82
Air Vice Marshal
Kapil Dev Chadha
3845 F(P)
SDS (Air)
Delhi

24 Feb 82 - 31 Dec 83
Air Vice Marshal
Ripu Daman Sahni
3867 F(P)
SDS (Air)
Delhi

02 Jan 84 - 30 Jan 86
Air Vice Marshal
Parduman Krishan Puri
4397 F(N)
SDS (Air)
Delhi

14 Jul 86 - 30 Jun 89
Air Vice Marshal
Sukh Dev Mohan
4789 F(P)
SDS (Air)
Delhi

03 Jul 89 - 24 Mar 91
Air Vice Marshal
Keith David Kingsley Lewis
5109 F(P)
SDS (Air)
Delhi

25 Mar 91 - 31 May 92
Air Vice Marshal
Surinder Pal Dhawan
5298 F(N)
SDS (Air)
Delhi

01 Jun 92 - 31 Jan 93
Air Vice Marshal
Viney Kapila
5596 F(P)
SDS (Air)
Delhi

01 Feb 93 - 31 Aug 95
Air Vice Marshal
Narendra Lal Gupta
6013 F(P)
SDS (Air)
Delhi

01 Sep 95 - 31 Mar 98
Air Vice Marshal
Jeffrey D'Souza
7432 F(P)
SDS (Air)
Delhi

01 Apr 98 - 06 Jan 00
Air Vice Marshal
Nirmal Thusu
9033 F(P)
SDS (Air)
Delhi

07 Jun 00 - 04 Jun 02
Air Vice Marshal
Raghu Rajan
8997 F(P)
SDS (Air)
Delhi

10 Jun 02 - 31 Jul 03
Air Vice Marshal
Harpal Singh Ahluwalia
9821 F(P)
SDS (Air)
Delhi

01 Aug 02 - 30 Nov 04
Air Vice Marshal
Arun Kumar Tiwary
12194 F(P)
SDS (Air)
Delhi

01 Dec 04 - 01 Apr 07
Air Vice Marshal
Gurdip Singh Kochar
13149 F(P)
SDS (Air)
Delhi

02 Apr 07 - 22 Mar 09
Air Vice Marshal
Shankar Mani
13596 F(P)
SDS (Air)
Delhi

23 Mar 09 - 31 Jul 11
Air Vice Marshal
Sapan Kumar Karmaker
13379 F(P)
SDS (Air)
Delhi

31 Jul 11 - 31 Dec 12
Air Vice Marshal
Arvind Verma
15410 F(P)
SDS (Air)
Delhi

01 Jan 13 - 05 May 15
Air Vice Marshal
Vipin Indira Panabhan Nayar
16829 F(P)
SDS (Air)
Delhi

05 May 15 - 31 Jul 17
Air Vice Marshal
Arjun Subramaniam
16592 F(P)
SDS (Air)
Delhi

07 Aug 17 - 30 Apr 19
Air Vice Marshal
Thazhathupulikunnel Devasia Joseph
16964 F(P)
SDS (Air)
Delhi

09 May 19 - 30 Nov 21
Air Vice Marshal
Bakul Vaikunthrai Upadhyay
18281 F(P)
SDS (Air)
Delhi

01 Dec 21 -
Air Vice Marshal
Tejbir Singh
19958 F(P)
SDS (Air)
Delhi

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