Senior Officers of the IAF - 1976 by date of rank

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Rank & NameAppointment, UnitDates
Air Chief Marshal Om Prakash Mehra (1639 F(P))CAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1973-01-16 to 1976-01-31 - Retired
Air Chief Marshal Hrushikesh Moolgavkar (1644 F(P))CAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1976-02-01 to 1978-08-31
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 Hari Chand Dewan (1598 F(P))VCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1973-10-01 to 1976-03-31 - Retired
Air Marshal Edul Jahangir Dhatigara (1899 F(P))AOC, No 1 Operational Group (SWAC)Jodhpur1974-06-27 to 1976-02-28
Air Marshal Idris Hasan Latif (1804 F(P))AOC-in-C, Central Air CommandAllahabad1974-06-27 to 1976-02-29
Air Marshal Devaiah Subia (1866 F(P))DCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1974-06-27 to 1977-03-31
Air Marshal Gian Dev Sharma (1742 F(P))AOA, Air Head QuartersDelhi1974-07-01 to 1977-01-21
Air Marshal Hirendra Nath Chatterjee (1620 F(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.1 Squadron1975-01-01 to 1979-10-07
Air Marshal Ajit Nath (1666 MED)DG, Armed Forces Medical SciencesDelhi1975-01-01 to 1976-04-22 - Retired
Air Marshal Bawa Sampuran Singh Bedi (1795 AE(M))AOM, Air Head QuartersDelhi1975-03-01 to 1976-09-20 - Retired
Air Marshal Gian Dev Sharma (1742 F(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.6 Squadron1975-05-01 to 1983-06-01
Air Marshal Randhir Singh (2135 F(P))AOC, No 1 Operational Group (SWAC)Jodhpur1976-03-01 to 1976-09-13
Air Marshal George Kanishtkumar John (2132 F(P))AOC-in-C, Central Air CommandAllahabad1976-03-01 to 1977-01-31
Air Marshal Idris Hasan Latif (1804 F(P))AOC-in-C, Maintenance CommandNagpur1976-03-01 to 1977-05-19
Air Marshal Edul Jahangir Dhatigara (1899 F(P))AOC-in-C, Western Air CommandDelhi1976-03-01 to 1978-09-03
Air Marshal Anand Ramdas Pandit (1707 F(P))VCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1976-04-01 to 1977-03-31
Air Marshal Maurice Barker (1691 F(P))AOC-in-C, Training CommandBangalore1976-04-22 to 1976-09-22 - Retired
Air Marshal Lal Singh Grewal (2337 F(P))AOC-in-C, Eastern Air CommandShillong1976-04-24 to 1978-08-12
Air Marshal Randhir Singh (2135 F(P))AOC-in-C, Training CommandBangalore1976-09-23 to 1978-04-29
Air Vice Marshal Madhav Bhawrao Naik (1874 F(P))Cmdt, National Defence AcademyKhadakvasla1973-01-03 to 1976-03-07
Air Vice Marshal Waman Raghunath Dani (1807 F(P))AOC, Maritime Air OperationsBombay1973-04-16 to 1976-10-31 - Retired
Air Vice Marshal Agia Kar Singh Bakshi (2013 ADM)SOA, Western Air CommandDelhi1973-12-01 to 1976-11-30 - Retired
Air Vice Marshal Fredrick Van Allen Scudder (2639 F(P))SDS (Air), National Defence CollegeDelhi1974-01-04 to 1976-02-29 - Retired
Air Vice Marshal Charandas Gurudas Devashar (1867 F(P))SASO, Western Air CommandDelhi1974-03-05 to 1976-02-15
Air Vice Marshal Jafar Zaheer (3173 F(P))ACAS (Plans), Air Head QuartersDelhi1974-04-01 to 1977-04-17
Air Vice Marshal George Kanishtkumar John (2132 F(P))AOC-in-C, Training CommandBangalore1974-07-01 to 1976-03-22
Air Vice Marshal Lok Nath Budhraja (13814 MED)DMS (Air), Air Head QuartersDelhi1975-01-01 to 1976-02-25 - Retired
Air Vice Marshal Chandrakant Shridhar Naik (3499 AE(M))ACAS (Eng), Air Head QuartersDelhi1975-05-01 to 1978-01-01
Air Vice Marshal Katikannikathanam Thatachariar Vasudevan (2397 LGS)ACAS (Logistics), Air Head QuartersDelhi1975-09-19 to 1977-12-31
Air Vice Marshal Dilbagh Singh (2998 F(P))SASO, Western Air CommandDelhi1976-02-16 to 1976-09-22
Air Vice Marshal Devendra Nath Gupta (2703 MED)DMS (Air), Air Head QuartersDelhi1976-02-26 to 1978-06-28
Air Vice Marshal Krishna Mohan Ram (3101 F(P))SDS (Air), National Defence CollegeDelhi1976-03-01 to 1978-02-28
Air Vice Marshal Hemant Ramkrishna Chitnis (2964 F(P))Cmdt, Air Force AcademyDundigal1976-04-01 to 1977-05-02
Air Vice Marshal Trilochan Singh Brar (2884 F(P))SASO, Central Air CommandAllahabad1976-04-01 to 1977-04-25
Air Vice Marshal John Francis Lazaro (2944 F(P))SASO, Training CommandBangalore1976-08-01 to 1978-09-23
Air Vice Marshal Balwant Wickram Chauhan (3352 F(P))AOC, Jammu & KashmirUdhampur1976-08-09 to 1978-08-13
Air Vice Marshal Dilbagh Singh (2998 F(P))AOC, No 1 Operational Group (SWAC)Jodhpur1976-09-14 to 1978-08-28
Air Vice Marshal Achutha Viswanathan (3607 AE(M))SMSO, Maintenance CommandNagpur1976-09-21 to 1979-04-30
Air Vice Marshal Saroj Jena (3157 F(P))ACAS (Flt Safety & Insp), Air Head QuartersDelhi1976-11-01 to 1979-01-01
Air Vice Marshal Douglas George King-Lee (3040 F(P))AOC, Maritime Air OperationsBombay1976-11-01 to 1978-08-24
Air Vice Marshal Gurdial Singh Punia (2134 ADM)SOA, Western Air CommandDelhi1976-12-01 to 1978-04-30
Air Vice Marshal Lakshman Madhav Katre (3117 F(P))SASO, Western Air CommandDelhi1976-12-23 to 1978-09-03

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