Senior Officers of the IAF - 1977 by Appointment

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Appointment, UnitRank & NameDates
CAS, Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Chief Marshal Hrushikesh Moolgavkar (1644 F(P))1976-02-01 to 1978-08-31
AOA, Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Marshal Gian Dev Sharma (1742 F(P))1974-07-01 to 1977-01-21
--------do---------DelhiAir Marshal George Kanishtkumar John (2132 F(P))1977-02-01 to 1979-02-10
AOC-in-C, Central Air CommandAllahabadAir Marshal Gian Dev Sharma (1742 F(P))1977-02-01 to 1978-12-31
--------do---------AllahabadAir Marshal George Kanishtkumar John (2132 F(P))1976-03-01 to 1977-01-31
AOC-in-C, Eastern Air CommandShillongAir Marshal Lal Singh Grewal (2337 F(P))1976-04-24 to 1978-08-12
AOC-in-C, Maintenance CommandNagpurAir Marshal Idris Hasan Latif (1804 F(P))1976-03-01 to 1977-05-19
--------do---------NagpurAir Marshal Devaiah Subia (1866 F(P))1977-05-20 to 1978-07-31
AOC-in-C, Training CommandBangaloreAir Marshal Randhir Singh (2135 F(P))1976-09-23 to 1978-04-29
AOC-in-C, Western Air CommandDelhiAir Marshal Edul Jahangir Dhatigara (1899 F(P))1976-03-01 to 1978-09-03
Cmde Cmdt, No.1 SquadronAir Marshal Hirendra Nath Chatterjee (1620 F(P))1975-01-01 to 1979-10-07
Cmde Cmdt, No.6 SquadronAir Marshal Gian Dev Sharma (1742 F(P))1975-05-01 to 1983-06-01
Cmdt, National Defence CollegeDelhiAir Marshal Trilok Nath Ghadiok (2354 F(P))1977-02-01 to 1978-12-01
DCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Marshal Devaiah Subia (1866 F(P))1974-06-27 to 1977-03-31
--------do---------DelhiAir Marshal Jafar Zaheer (3173 F(P))1977-05-20 to 1978-08-23
VCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Marshal Anand Ramdas Pandit (1707 F(P))1976-04-01 to 1977-03-31 - Retired
--------do---------DelhiAir Marshal Idris Hasan Latif (1804 F(P))1977-05-20 to 1978-08-31
VCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Marshal Devaiah Subia (1866 F(P))1977-04-01 to 1977-05-19
ACAS (Eng), Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Vice Marshal Chandrakant Shridhar Naik (3499 AE(M))1975-05-01 to 1978-01-01
ACAS (Flt Safety & Insp), Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Vice Marshal Saroj Jena (3157 F(P))1976-11-01 to 1979-01-01
ACAS (Logistics), Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Vice Marshal Katikannikathanam Thatachariar Vasudevan (2397 LGS)1975-09-19 to 1977-12-31 - Retired
ACAS (Plans), Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Vice Marshal Hemant Ramkrishna Chitnis (2964 F(P))1977-05-04 to 1978-04-30
--------do---------DelhiAir Vice Marshal Jafar Zaheer (3173 F(P))1974-04-01 to 1977-04-17
AOC, No 1 Operational Group (SWAC)JodhpurAir Vice Marshal Dilbagh Singh (2998 F(P))1976-09-14 to 1978-08-28
AOC, Jammu & KashmirUdhampurAir Vice Marshal Balwant Wickram Chauhan (3352 F(P))1976-08-09 to 1978-08-13
AOC, Maritime Air OperationsBombayAir Vice Marshal Douglas George King-Lee (3040 F(P))1976-11-01 to 1978-08-24
Cmdt, Air Force AcademyDundigalAir Vice Marshal Trilochan Singh Brar (2884 F(P))1977-05-03 to 1978-08-14
--------do---------DundigalAir Vice Marshal Hemant Ramkrishna Chitnis (2964 F(P))1976-04-01 to 1977-05-02
DMS (Air), Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Vice Marshal Devendra Nath Gupta (2703 MED)1976-02-26 to 1978-06-28
SASO, Central Air CommandAllahabadAir Vice Marshal Trilochan Singh Brar (2884 F(P))1976-04-01 to 1977-04-25
--------do---------AllahabadAir Vice Marshal Chandan Singh (3460 F(P))1977-07-01 to 1980-03-02
SASO, Training CommandBangaloreAir Vice Marshal John Francis Lazaro (2944 F(P))1976-08-01 to 1978-09-23
SASO, Western Air CommandDelhiAir Vice Marshal Lakshman Madhav Katre (3117 F(P))1976-12-23 to 1978-09-03
SDS (Air), National Defence CollegeDelhiAir Vice Marshal Krishna Mohan Ram (3101 F(P))1976-03-01 to 1978-02-28
SMSO, Maintenance CommandNagpurAir Vice Marshal Achutha Viswanathan (3607 AE(M))1976-09-21 to 1979-04-30
SOA, Western Air CommandDelhiAir Vice Marshal Gurdial Singh Punia (2134 ADM)1976-12-01 to 1978-04-30

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.