Senior Officers of the IAF - 1971 by date of rank

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Rank & NameAppointment, UnitDates
Air Chief Marshal Pratap Chandra Lal (1567 F(P))CAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1969-07-16 to 1973-01-15
Air Marshal Hirendra Nath Chatterjee (1620 F(P))AOC-in-C, Eastern Air CommandShillong1968-04-01 to 1971-03-23
Air Marshal Madhukar Mallanah Shrinagesh (1665 MED)Cmdt, Armed Forces Medical CollegePune1969-03-06 to 1973-12-01
Air Marshal Shivdev Singh (1595 F(P))VCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1969-07-15 to 1973-03-31
Air Marshal Minoo Merwan Engineer (1614 F(P))AOC-in-C, Western Air CommandDelhi1969-08-06 to 1973-03-31
Air Marshal Om Prakash Mehra (1639 F(P))DCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1969-08-07 to 1971-02-28
Air Marshal Yeshwant Vinayak Malse (1616 F(P))AOM, Air Head QuartersDelhi1969-08-11 to 1972-03-31
Air Marshal Hari Chand Dewan (1598 F(P))AOC-in-C, Eastern Air CommandShillong1971-03-24 to 1973-03-31
Air Marshal Gurbachan Singh (1779 LGS)AOC-in-C, Maintenance CommandNagpur1971-03-24 to 1973-03-31
Air Marshal Hirendra Nath Chatterjee (1620 F(P))DCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1971-03-30 to 1972-03-31
Air Marshal Hrushikesh Moolgavkar (1644 F(P))Cmdt, National Defence CollegeDelhi1971-04-01 to 1973-03-30
Air Vice Marshal Dadi Ardeshir Mehta (1625 F(N))SDS (Air), National Defence CollegeDelhi1967-01-25 to 1971-07-30
Air Vice Marshal Hrushikesh Moolgavkar (1644 F(P))AOC-in-C, Central Air CommandAllahabad1968-03-29 to 1971-03-31
Air Vice Marshal Hari Chand Dewan (1598 F(P))AOC-in-C, Maintenance CommandNagpur1968-04-01 to 1971-03-23
Air Vice Marshal Maurice Barker (1691 F(P))SASO, Western Air CommandDelhi1968-04-01 to 1971-03-07
Air Vice Marshal Ajit Nath (1666 MED)DMS (Air), Air Head QuartersDelhi1969-03-07 to 1974-12-31
Air Vice Marshal Teja Singh Virk (1621 F(N))AOA, Air Head QuartersDelhi1969-08-30 to 1971-12-31
Air Vice Marshal Victor Srihari (1624 F(P))AOC-in-C, Training CommandBangalore1969-08-30 to 1972-03-03
Air Vice Marshal Anand Ramdas Pandit (1707 F(P))AOC, Western IndiaPune1969-09-24 to 1971-07-14
Air Vice Marshal Gurbachan Singh (1779 LGS)ACAS (Logistics and Maint, Air Head QuartersDelhi1970-01-01 to 1971-03-23
Air Vice Marshal Syed Abbas Hussain (1706 F(P))ACAS (Personnel), Air Head QuartersDelhi1970-07-19 to 1971-12-01
Air Vice Marshal Idris Hasan Latif (1804 F(P))ACAS (Plans), Air Head QuartersDelhi1970-08-10 to 1974-01-01
Air Vice Marshal Raj Kumar Singh Marya (2916 AE(M))ACAS (Eng), Air Head QuartersDelhi1971-03-06 to 1974-04-09
Air Vice Marshal Ajoy Chandra Lal (1973 LGS)ACAS (Logistics and Maint, Air Head QuartersDelhi1971-03-24 to 1973-09-24
Air Vice Marshal Maurice Barker (1691 F(P))AOC-in-C, Central Air CommandAllahabad1971-04-01 to 1972-06-15
Air Vice Marshal Devaiah Subia (1866 F(P))SASO, Western Air CommandDelhi1971-06-08 to 1972-10-30
Air Vice Marshal Anand Ramdas Pandit (1707 F(P))AOC, Maritime Air OperationsBombay1971-07-15 to 1972-03-03
Air Vice Marshal Madhav Bhawrao Naik (1874 F(P))SDS (Air), National Defence CollegeDelhi1971-08-16 to 1973-01-02

Note: All the data available here is publicly available in the Gazette of India, published by the Indian Government, or from public domain sources, press releases about Awards and Right-To-Information (RTI) Requests. Additionally data shared by veterans is added to the page with permission. No data with respect to serving officers below the rank of AVM is displayed. Information in Gazette of India and Award citations and photographs as released by the Indian Air Force are the only details displayed.