Senior Officers of the IAF - 1959 by date of rank

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Rank & NameAppointment, UnitDates
Air Marshal Subroto Mukerjee (1551 GD(P))CAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1955-04-01 to 1960-11-08
Air Vice Marshal Arjan Singh (1577 GD(P))AOC-in-C, Operational CommandDelhi1958-05-01 to 1959-11-17
Air Vice Marshal Diwan Atma Ram Nanda (1562 GD(P))DCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1958-05-01 to 1962-12-31
Air Vice Marshal Shiv Prashad Bhatia (5023 MED)DMS (Air), Air Head QuartersDelhi1958-05-01 to 1959-11-15
Air Vice Marshal Harjinder Singh (1963 ENG)AOC-in-C, Maintenance CommandKanpur1959-05-15 to 1963-08-02
Air Vice Marshal Erlic Wilmot Pinto (1593 GD(P))AOC-in-C, Operational CommandDelhi1959-11-18 to 1963-06-09
Air Vice Marshal Kundan Lal Sondhi (1566 GD(P))AOC-in-C, Eastern Air CommandCalcutta1959-12-07 to 1961-12-28
Air Commodore Harjinder Singh (1963 ENG)AOC-in-C, Maintenance CommandKanpur1958-03-24 to 1959-05-14
Air Commodore Shivdev Singh (1595 F(P))AOC, No 1 Operational Group (EAC)Calcutta1958-05-27 to 1959-12-06
Air Commodore Kanwar Jaswant Singh (1587 GD(P))AOC, Training CommandBangalore1958-05-27 to 1959-03-22
Air Commodore Kundan Lal Sondhi (1566 GD(P))Cmdt, Land Air Warfare SchoolSecunderabad1958-05-27 to 1959-07-13
Air Commodore Erlic Wilmot Pinto (1593 GD(P))AOA, Air Head QuartersDelhi1958-05-28 to 1959-12-06
Air Commodore Surendra Nath Goyal (1560 GD(P))AOC, Advance HQ, Operational CommandSimla1958-05-28 to 1959-12-10
Air Commodore Mohan Swaroop Chaturvedi (1592 GD(N))AOM, Air Head QuartersDelhi1958-05-28 to 1962-03-05
Air Commodore Ranjan Dutt (1594 GD(P))Director (Policy and Plan, Air Head QuartersDelhi1958-05-28 to 1959-03-23
Air Commodore Hrushikesh Moolgavkar (1644 F(P))Air Advisor, High Commission of India, United KingdomLondon1959-02-22 to 1962-06-11
Air Commodore Ranjan Dutt (1594 GD(P))AOC, Training CommandBangalore1959-03-23 to 1960-04-12
Air Commodore Hirendra Nath Chatterjee (1620 F(P))Director (Policy and Plan, Air Head QuartersDelhi1959-03-24 to 1960-01-22
Air Commodore Minoo Merwan Engineer (1614 F(P))SASO, Operational CommandDelhi1959-04-15 to 1960-04-24
Air Commodore Kundan Lal Sondhi (1566 GD(P))Cmdt, School of Land and Air WarfareSecunderabad1959-07-14 to 1959-12-07
Air Commodore Behari Lal Kapur (5770 MED)DMS (Air), Air Head QuartersDelhi1959-11-16 to 1961-11-05
Air Commodore Surendra Nath Goyal (1560 GD(P))Cmdt, School of Land and Air WarfareSecunderabad1959-12-11 to 1961-03-31

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