Senior Officers of the IAF - 1972 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 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 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 - Retired
Air Marshal Hrushikesh Moolgavkar (1644 F(P))Cmdt, National Defence CollegeDelhi1971-04-01 to 1973-03-30
Air Marshal Teja Singh Virk (1621 F(N))AOA, Air Head QuartersDelhi1972-01-01 to 1974-01-01
Air Marshal Yeshwant Vinayak Malse (1616 F(P))DCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1972-05-03 to 1973-03-31
Air Marshal Bandi Sreeramulu Krishnarao (1727 F(P))AOC-in-C, Central Air CommandAllahabad1972-06-26 to 1974-06-26
Air Vice Marshal Ajit Nath (1666 MED)DMS (Air), Air Head QuartersDelhi1969-03-07 to 1974-12-31
Air Vice Marshal Victor Srihari (1624 F(P))AOC-in-C, Training CommandBangalore1969-08-30 to 1972-03-03
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
Air Vice Marshal Anand Ramdas Pandit (1707 F(P))AOC-in-C, Training CommandBangalore1972-03-04 to 1973-04-08
Air Vice Marshal Gian Dev Sharma (1742 F(P))AOC, Maritime Air OperationsBombay1972-03-06 to 1973-04-03
Air Vice Marshal Edul Jahangir Dhatigara (1899 F(P))ACAS (Ops), Air Head QuartersDelhi1972-06-01 to 1973-12-01
Air Vice Marshal Bandi Sreeramulu Krishnarao (1727 F(P))AOC-in-C, Central Air CommandAllahabad1972-06-16 to 1972-06-25
Air Vice Marshal Devaiah Subia (1866 F(P))AOC, No 1 Operational Group (SWAC)Jodhpur1972-11-01 to 1974-06-26
Air Vice Marshal Hemonto Kumar Bose (2348 F(P))SASO, Western Air CommandDelhi1972-11-01 to 1974-03-04

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.