Senior Officers of the IAF - 1973 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 - Retired
Air Chief Marshal Om Prakash Mehra (1639 F(P))CAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1973-01-16 to 1976-01-31
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 - Retired
Air Marshal Minoo Merwan Engineer (1614 F(P))AOC-in-C, Western Air CommandDelhi1969-08-06 to 1973-03-31 - Retired
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 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 Marshal Maurice Barker (1691 F(P))AOC-in-C, Eastern Air CommandShillong1973-04-01 to 1976-04-21
Air Marshal Anand Ramdas Pandit (1707 F(P))AOC-in-C, Maintenance CommandNagpur1973-04-01 to 1976-02-29
Air Marshal Hrushikesh Moolgavkar (1644 F(P))AOC-in-C, Western Air CommandDelhi1973-04-01 to 1976-01-31
Air Marshal Gurbachan Singh (1779 LGS)AOM, Air Head QuartersDelhi1973-04-01 to 1974-11-26
Air Marshal Hari Chand Dewan (1598 F(P))DCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1973-04-01 to 1973-10-18
Air Marshal Yeshwant Vinayak Malse (1616 F(P))VCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1973-04-01 to 1973-09-30
Air Marshal Hari Chand Dewan (1598 F(P))VCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1973-10-01 to 1976-03-31
Air Marshal Sarosh Jehangir Dastur (1792 F(P))DCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1973-11-12 to 1974-06-27
Air Vice Marshal Ajit Nath (1666 MED)DMS (Air), Air Head QuartersDelhi1969-03-07 to 1974-12-31
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 - Retired
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 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
Air Vice Marshal Madhav Bhawrao Naik (1874 F(P))Cmdt, National Defence AcademyKhadakvasla1973-01-03 to 1976-03-07
Air Vice Marshal George Kanishtkumar John (2132 F(P))SDS (Air), National Defence CollegeDelhi1973-01-03 to 1974-01-20
Air Vice Marshal Gian Dev Sharma (1742 F(P))AOC-in-C, Training CommandBangalore1973-04-09 to 1974-06-29
Air Vice Marshal Waman Raghunath Dani (1807 F(P))AOC, Maritime Air OperationsBombay1973-04-16 to 1976-10-31
Air Vice Marshal Prasanta Chitta Santra (2839 LGS)ACAS (Logistics and Maint, Air Head QuartersDelhi1973-09-25 to 1975-02-28
Air Vice Marshal Agia Kar Singh Bakshi (2013 ADM)SOA, Western Air CommandDelhi1973-12-01 to 1976-11-30

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.