Senior Officers of the IAF - 1976 by Appointment

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Appointment, UnitRank & NameDates
CAS, Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Chief Marshal Om Prakash Mehra (1639 GD(P))1973-01-16 to 1976-01-31 - Retired
--------do---------DelhiAir Chief Marshal Hrushikesh Moolgavkar (1644 GD(P))1976-02-01 to 1978-08-31
AOA, PSO: Administration, Air HQDelhiAir Marshal Gian Dev Sharma (1742 GD(P))1974-07-01 to 1977-01-21
AOC, No 1 Operational Group (SWAC)JodhpurAir Marshal Edul Jahangir Dhatigara (1899 GD(O))1974-06-27 to 1976-02-28
--------do---------JodhpurAir Marshal Randhir Singh (2135 GD(P))1976-03-01 to 1976-09-13
AOC-in-C, Central Air CommandAllahabadAir Marshal Idris Hasan Latif (1804 GD(P))1974-06-27 to 1976-02-29
--------do---------AllahabadAir Marshal George Kanishtkumar John (2132 GD(P))1976-03-01 to 1977-01-31
AOC-in-C, Eastern Air CommandShillongAir Marshal Maurice Barker (1691 GD(P))1973-04-01 to 1976-04-21
--------do---------ShillongAir Marshal Lal Singh Grewal (2337 GD(P))1976-04-24 to 1978-08-12
AOC-in-C, Maintenance CommandNagpurAir Marshal Anand Ramdas Pandit (1707 GD(P))1973-04-01 to 1976-02-29
--------do---------NagpurAir Marshal Idris Hasan Latif (1804 GD(P))1976-03-01 to 1977-05-19
AOC-in-C, Training CommandBangaloreAir Marshal Maurice Barker (1691 GD(P))1976-04-22 to 1976-09-22 - Retired
--------do---------BangaloreAir Marshal Randhir Singh (2135 GD(P))1976-09-23 to 1978-04-29
AOC-in-C, Western Air CommandDelhiAir Marshal Hrushikesh Moolgavkar (1644 GD(P))1973-04-01 to 1976-01-31
--------do---------DelhiAir Marshal Edul Jahangir Dhatigara (1899 GD(O))1976-03-01 to 1978-09-03
AOM, PSO: Maintenance, Air HQDelhiAir Marshal Bawa Sampuran Singh Bedi (1795 GD(O))1975-03-01 to 1976-09-20 - Retired
Cmde Cmdt, No.1 SquadronAir Marshal Hirendra Nath Chatterjee (1620 GD(P))1975-01-01 to 1979-10-07
Cmde Cmdt, No.6 SquadronAir Marshal Gian Dev Sharma (1742 GD(P))1975-05-01 to 1983-06-01
DCAS, PSO: Operations, Air HQDelhiAir Marshal Devaiah Subia (1866 GD(P))1974-06-27 to 1977-03-31
DG, Armed Forces Medical SciencesDelhiAir Marshal Ajit Nath (1666 MED)1975-01-01 to 1976-04-22 - Retired
VCAS, PSO: Planning, Air HQDelhiAir Marshal Hari Chand Dewan (1598 GD(P))1973-10-01 to 1976-03-31 - Retired
--------do---------DelhiAir Marshal Anand Ramdas Pandit (1707 GD(P))1976-04-01 to 1977-03-31
ACAS (Flt Safety & Insp), PSO: Inspection & Safety, Air HQDelhiAir Vice Marshal Jaspal Singh (2451 GD(P))1974-06-27 to 1976-07-06
--------do---------DelhiAir Vice Marshal Saroj Jena (3157 GD(P))1976-07-07 to 1979-02-09
ACAS (Logistics), Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Vice Marshal Katikannikathanam Thatachariar Vasudevan (2397 A&SD)1975-09-19 to 1977-12-31
ACAS (Plans), Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Vice Marshal Jafar Zaheer (3173 GD(P))1974-04-01 to 1977-04-17
AOC, No 1 Operational Group (SWAC)JodhpurAir Vice Marshal Dilbagh Singh (2998 GD(P))1976-09-14 to 1978-08-28
AOC, Jammu & KashmirUdhampurAir Vice Marshal John Francis Lazaro (2944 GD(P))1974-03-01 to 1976-06-30
--------do---------UdhampurAir Vice Marshal Balwant Wickram Chauhan (3352 GD(P))1976-08-09 to 1978-08-13
AOC, Maritime Air OperationsBombayAir Vice Marshal Waman Raghunath Dani (1807 GD(P))1973-04-16 to 1976-10-31 - Retired
--------do---------BombayAir Vice Marshal Douglas George King-Lee (3040 GD(P))1976-11-01 to 1978-08-24
AOC-in-C, Training CommandBangaloreAir Vice Marshal George Kanishtkumar John (2132 GD(P))1974-07-01 to 1976-03-22
Cmdt, Air Force AcademyDundigalAir Vice Marshal Hemant Ramkrishna Chitnis (2964 GD(P))1976-04-01 to 1977-05-02
Cmdt, National Defence AcademyKhadakvaslaAir Vice Marshal Madhav Bhawrao Naik (1874 GD(P))1973-01-03 to 1976-03-07
Director (Eng), Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Vice Marshal Chandrakant Shridhar Naik (3499 ENG)1975-05-01 to 1978-01-01
DMS (Air), Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Vice Marshal Devendra Nath Gupta (2703 MED)1976-02-26 to 1978-06-28
--------do---------DelhiAir Vice Marshal Lok Nath Budhraja (13814 MED)1975-01-01 to 1976-02-25 - Retired
SASO, Central Air CommandAllahabadAir Vice Marshal Trilochan Singh Brar (2884 GD(P))1976-04-01 to 1977-04-25
SASO, Eastern Air CommandShillongAir Vice Marshal Trilok Nath Ghadiok (2354 GD(P))1973-09-17 to 1976-12-29
SASO, Training CommandBangaloreAir Vice Marshal John Francis Lazaro (2944 GD(P))1976-08-01 to 1978-09-23
SASO, Western Air CommandDelhiAir Vice Marshal Charandas Gurudas Devashar (1867 GD(P))1974-03-05 to 1976-02-15
--------do---------DelhiAir Vice Marshal Dilbagh Singh (2998 GD(P))1976-02-16 to 1976-09-22
SASO, Western Air CommandDelhiAir Vice Marshal Lakshman Madhav Katre (3117 GD(P))1976-12-23 to 1978-09-03
SDS (Air), National Defence CollegeDelhiAir Vice Marshal Fredrick Van Allen Scudder (2639 GD(P))1974-01-04 to 1976-02-29 - Retired
--------do---------DelhiAir Vice Marshal Krishna Mohan Ram (3101 GD(P))1976-03-01 to 1978-02-28
SMSO, Maintenance CommandNagpurAir Vice Marshal Achutha Viswanathan (3607 ARMT)1976-09-21 to 1979-04-30
SOA, Western Air CommandDelhiAir Vice Marshal Agia Kar Singh Bakshi (2013 A&SD)1973-12-01 to 1976-11-30 - Retired
--------do---------DelhiAir Vice Marshal Gurdial Singh Punia (2134 GD(P))1976-12-01 to 1978-04-30

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