Senior Air Staff Officer Appointments at Western Air Command


10 Jun 63 - 23 Jun 63
Air Commodore
Hrushikesh Moolgavkar
1644 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

24 Jun 63 - 25 Dec 63
Air Commodore
Jagdish Chandra Varma
1646 GD(P)
SASO
Delhi

26 Dec 63 - 01 Nov 67
Air Commodore
Keki Nadirshah Gocal
1764 GD(P)
SASO
Delhi

02 Nov 67 - 31 Mar 68
Air Commodore
Charandas Gurudas Devashar
1867 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

01 Apr 68 - 07 Mar 71
Air Vice Marshal
Maurice Barker
1691 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

08 Jun 71 - 30 Oct 72
Air Vice Marshal
Devaiah Subia
1866 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

01 Nov 72 - 04 Mar 74
Air Vice Marshal
Hemonto Kumar Bose
2348 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

05 Mar 74 - 15 Feb 76
Air Vice Marshal
Charandas Gurudas Devashar
1867 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

16 Feb 76 - 22 Sep 76
Air Vice Marshal
Dilbagh Singh
2998 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

23 Dec 76 - 03 Sep 78
Air Vice Marshal
Lakshman Madhav Katre
3117 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

22 Nov 78 - 09 Nov 81
Air Vice Marshal
Denis Anthony Lafontaine
3844 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

10 Nov 81 - 01 Jan 83
Air Marshal
Denis Anthony Lafontaine
3844 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

06 Jan 83 - 30 Nov 83
Air Marshal
Minoo Jehangir Dotiwalla
3839 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

01 Dec 83 - 03 Sep 84
Air Marshal
Subramaniam Raghavendran
3840 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

13 Nov 84 - 10 Nov 85
Air Marshal
Brijpal Singh Sikand
3947 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

02 Apr 90 - 08 Feb 91
Air Marshal
Rajendra Kumar Dhawan
4736 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

25 Mar 91 - 24 Apr 91
Air Vice Marshal
Keith David Kingsley Lewis
5109 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

25 Apr 91 - 11 Oct 91
Air Marshal
Keith David Kingsley Lewis
5109 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

14 Oct 91 - 30 Apr 92
Air Marshal
Pondicherry Jayarao Jayakumar
5037 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

01 May 92 - 02 Sep 93
Air Marshal
Pratap Rao
5188 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

18 Oct 93 - 31 Jan 95
Air Marshal
Janak Kapur
5585 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

04 Feb 95 - 31 Jul 95
Air Marshal
Anil Yeshwant Tipnis
5859 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

29 Feb 96 - 30 Jun 96
Air Marshal
Vinod Patney
6125 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

01 Jul 96 - 21 Dec 97
Air Marshal
Vinod Kumar Bhatia
6497 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

09 Mar 98 - 03 Jan 99
Air Marshal
Darshan Singh Basra
6519 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

15 Jan 99 - 30 Sep 99
Air Marshal
Michael McMahon
7399 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

30 Sep 99 - 31 Aug 00
Air Marshal
Manjit Singh Sekhon
6756 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

01 Sep 00 - 20 Jan 02
Air Marshal
Manek Bomanshaw Madon
7681 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

21 Jan 02 - 28 Apr 02
Air Marshal
Adi Rustomji Ghandhi
7722 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

06 Jun 02 - 11 Jul 04
Air Marshal
Subhash Bhojwani
9734 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

11 Oct 04 - 18 Jan 05
Air Marshal
Avdesh Kumar Singh
11005 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

13 May 05 - 31 Oct 06
Air Marshal
Pradeep Vasant Naik
12005 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

01 Nov 06 - 31 Dec 07
Air Marshal
Shiv Kumar Bhan
12510 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

01 Jan 08 - 30 Sep 09
Air Marshal
Paramjit Singh Bhangu
12932 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

01 Oct 09 - 31 Mar 10
Air Marshal
Ajay Shrivniwas Karnik
13140 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

01 Apr 10 - 01 Nov 11
Air Marshal
Arup Raha
13910 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

02 Nov 11 - 07 Jun 12
Air Marshal
Suneet Shripad Soman
14681 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

08 Jun 12 - 30 Jun 13
Air Marshal
Paramjit Singh Gill
14097 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

01 Jul 13 - 31 Oct 14
Air Marshal
Birender Singh Dhanoa
15405 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

01 Nov 14 - 31 Jul 16
Air Marshal
Balakrishnan Suresh
16206 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

01 Aug 16 - 31 Mar 19
Air Marshal
Navkaranjit Singh Dhillon
16580 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

01 Apr 19 - 15 Dec 19
Air Marshal
Diptendu Choudhury
17335 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

16 Dec 19 - 30 Sep 20
Air Marshal
Richard John Duckworth
17136 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

01 Oct 20 -
Air Marshal
Vikram Singh
17699 F(P)
SASO
Delhi

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