Senior Officers of the IAF - 1978 by date of rank

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Rank & NameAppointment, UnitDates
Air Chief Marshal Hrushikesh Moolgavkar (1644 F(P))CAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1976-02-01 to 1978-08-31 - Retired
Air Chief Marshal Idris Hasan Latif (1804 F(P))CAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1978-09-01 to 1981-08-31
Air Marshal Hirendra Nath Chatterjee (1620 F(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.1 Squadron1975-01-01 to 1979-10-07
Air Marshal Gian Dev Sharma (1742 F(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.6 Squadron1975-05-01 to 1983-06-01
Air Marshal Edul Jahangir Dhatigara (1899 F(P))AOC-in-C, Western Air CommandDelhi1976-03-01 to 1978-09-03
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 Marshal George Kanishtkumar John (2132 F(P))AOA, Air Head QuartersDelhi1977-02-01 to 1979-02-10
Air Marshal Gian Dev Sharma (1742 F(P))AOC-in-C, Central Air CommandAllahabad1977-02-01 to 1978-12-31
Air Marshal Trilok Nath Ghadiok (2354 F(P))Cmdt, National Defence CollegeDelhi1977-02-01 to 1978-12-01
Air Marshal Devaiah Subia (1866 F(P))AOC-in-C, Maintenance CommandNagpur1977-05-20 to 1978-07-31 - Retired
Air Marshal Jafar Zaheer (3173 F(P))DCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1977-05-20 to 1978-08-23
Air Marshal Idris Hasan Latif (1804 F(P))VCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1977-05-20 to 1978-08-31
Air Marshal Hemant Ramkrishna Chitnis (2964 F(P))AOC-in-C, Training CommandBangalore1978-05-11 to 1979-02-19
Air Marshal Jafar Zaheer (3173 F(P))AOC-in-C, Maintenance CommandNagpur1978-08-24 to 1979-01-19
Air Marshal Lal Singh Grewal (2337 F(P))DCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1978-08-24 to 1980-01-31
Air Marshal Chandrakant Shridhar Naik (3499 AE(M))AOM, Air Head QuartersDelhi1978-09-01 to 1982-08-31
Air Marshal Lakshman Madhav Katre (3117 F(P))AOC-in-C, Eastern Air CommandShillong1978-09-04 to 1981-01-02
Air Marshal Dilbagh Singh (2998 F(P))AOC-in-C, Western Air CommandDelhi1978-09-04 to 1980-12-31
Air Marshal Edul Jahangir Dhatigara (1899 F(P))VCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1978-09-04 to 1980-01-31
Air Vice Marshal Chandrakant Shridhar Naik (3499 AE(M))ACAS (Eng), Air Head QuartersDelhi1975-05-01 to 1978-01-01
Air Vice Marshal Devendra Nath Gupta (2703 MED)DMS (Air), Air Head QuartersDelhi1976-02-26 to 1978-06-28 - Retired
Air Vice Marshal Krishna Mohan Ram (3101 F(P))SDS (Air), National Defence CollegeDelhi1976-03-01 to 1978-02-28
Air Vice Marshal John Francis Lazaro (2944 F(P))SASO, Training CommandBangalore1976-08-01 to 1978-09-23 - Retired
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 - Retired
Air Vice Marshal Lakshman Madhav Katre (3117 F(P))SASO, Western Air CommandDelhi1976-12-23 to 1978-09-03
Air Vice Marshal Trilochan Singh Brar (2884 F(P))Cmdt, Air Force AcademyDundigal1977-05-03 to 1978-08-14
Air Vice Marshal Hemant Ramkrishna Chitnis (2964 F(P))ACAS (Plans), Air Head QuartersDelhi1977-05-04 to 1978-04-30
Air Vice Marshal Chandan Singh (3460 F(P))SASO, Central Air CommandAllahabad1977-07-01 to 1980-03-02
Air Vice Marshal Sunil Kumar Basack (3502 LGS)ACAS (Logistics), Air Head QuartersDelhi1978-01-02 to 1978-12-31
Air Vice Marshal Yeshwant Ramachandra Agtey (2715 F(P))SDS (Air), National Defence CollegeDelhi1978-03-01 to 1978-09-19 - Retired
Air Vice Marshal Harkrishan Lal Kapur (2165 ADM)SOA, Western Air CommandDelhi1978-05-20 to 1979-06-30
Air Vice Marshal Chandra Kant Viswanath Gole (3652 F(P))ACAS (Plans), Air Head QuartersDelhi1978-05-25 to 1978-09-03
Air Vice Marshal Amit Sen (4129 MED)DMS (Air), Air Head QuartersDelhi1978-06-29 to 1980-03-31
Air Vice Marshal Balwant Wickram Chauhan (3352 F(P))Cmdt, Air Force AcademyDundigal1978-08-14 to 1979-10-23
Air Vice Marshal Kanwar Iqbal Singh Chhabra (3831 F(N))AOC, Maritime Air OperationsBombay1978-08-25 to 1981-01-13
Air Vice Marshal Jagdish Raj Bhasin (3591 F(P))AOC-in-C, No 1 Operational Group (SWAC)Jodhpur1978-08-29 to 1980-04-15
Air Vice Marshal Trilochan Singh Brar (2884 F(P))ACAS (Plans), Air Head QuartersDelhi1978-09-04 to 1979-02-09
Air Vice Marshal Erasseri Pathayapurayil Radhakrishnan Nair (3837 F(N))SDS (Air), National Defence CollegeDelhi1978-09-25 to 1981-02-23
Air Vice Marshal Minoo Jehangir Dotiwalla (3839 F(P))SASO, Training CommandBangalore1978-10-01 to 1979-07-14
Air Vice Marshal Kuppuswamier Chidambaram (3531 LGS)ACAS (Logistics), Air Head QuartersDelhi1978-11-01 to 1979-10-31
Air Vice Marshal Denis Anthony Lafontaine (3844 F(P))SASO, Western Air CommandDelhi1978-11-22 to 1981-11-09

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.