Senior Officers of the IAF - 1978 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 - Retired
--------do---------DelhiAir Chief Marshal Idris Hasan Latif (1804 F(P))1978-09-01 to 1981-08-31
AOA, Air Head QuartersDelhiAir 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
AOC-in-C, Eastern Air CommandShillongAir Marshal Lal Singh Grewal (2337 F(P))1976-04-24 to 1978-08-12
--------do---------ShillongAir Marshal Lakshman Madhav Katre (3117 F(P))1978-09-04 to 1981-01-02
AOC-in-C, Maintenance CommandNagpurAir Marshal Devaiah Subia (1866 F(P))1977-05-20 to 1978-07-31 - Retired
--------do---------NagpurAir Marshal Jafar Zaheer (3173 F(P))1978-08-24 to 1979-01-19
AOC-in-C, Training CommandBangaloreAir Marshal Randhir Singh (2135 F(P))1976-09-23 to 1978-04-29
--------do---------BangaloreAir Marshal Hemant Ramkrishna Chitnis (2964 F(P))1978-05-11 to 1979-02-19
AOC-in-C, Western Air CommandDelhiAir Marshal Edul Jahangir Dhatigara (1899 F(P))1976-03-01 to 1978-09-03
--------do---------DelhiAir Marshal Dilbagh Singh (2998 F(P))1978-09-04 to 1980-12-31
AOM, Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Marshal Chandrakant Shridhar Naik (3499 AE(M))1978-09-01 to 1982-08-31
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 Lal Singh Grewal (2337 F(P))1978-08-24 to 1980-01-31
--------do---------DelhiAir Marshal Jafar Zaheer (3173 F(P))1977-05-20 to 1978-08-23
VCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Marshal Idris Hasan Latif (1804 F(P))1977-05-20 to 1978-08-31
--------do---------DelhiAir Marshal Edul Jahangir Dhatigara (1899 F(P))1978-09-04 to 1980-01-31
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 Sunil Kumar Basack (3502 LGS)1978-01-02 to 1978-12-31
--------do---------DelhiAir Vice Marshal Kuppuswamier Chidambaram (3531 LGS)1978-11-01 to 1979-10-31
ACAS (Plans), Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Vice Marshal Trilochan Singh Brar (2884 F(P))1978-09-04 to 1979-02-09
--------do---------DelhiAir Vice Marshal Hemant Ramkrishna Chitnis (2964 F(P))1977-05-04 to 1978-04-30
ACAS (Plans), Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Vice Marshal Chandra Kant Viswanath Gole (3652 F(P))1978-05-25 to 1978-09-03
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
--------do---------BombayAir Vice Marshal Kanwar Iqbal Singh Chhabra (3831 F(N))1978-08-25 to 1981-01-13
AOC-in-C, No 1 Operational Group (SWAC)JodhpurAir Vice Marshal Jagdish Raj Bhasin (3591 F(P))1978-08-29 to 1980-04-15
Cmdt, Air Force AcademyDundigalAir Vice Marshal Trilochan Singh Brar (2884 F(P))1977-05-03 to 1978-08-14
--------do---------DundigalAir Vice Marshal Balwant Wickram Chauhan (3352 F(P))1978-08-14 to 1979-10-23
DMS (Air), Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Vice Marshal Devendra Nath Gupta (2703 MED)1976-02-26 to 1978-06-28 - Retired
--------do---------DelhiAir Vice Marshal Amit Sen (4129 MED)1978-06-29 to 1980-03-31
SASO, Central Air CommandAllahabadAir 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 - Retired
--------do---------BangaloreAir Vice Marshal Minoo Jehangir Dotiwalla (3839 F(P))1978-10-01 to 1979-07-14
SASO, Western Air CommandDelhiAir Vice Marshal Lakshman Madhav Katre (3117 F(P))1976-12-23 to 1978-09-03
--------do---------DelhiAir Vice Marshal Denis Anthony Lafontaine (3844 F(P))1978-11-22 to 1981-11-09
SDS (Air), National Defence CollegeDelhiAir Vice Marshal Yeshwant Ramachandra Agtey (2715 F(P))1978-03-01 to 1978-09-19 - Retired
--------do---------DelhiAir Vice Marshal Krishna Mohan Ram (3101 F(P))1976-03-01 to 1978-02-28
SDS (Air), National Defence CollegeDelhiAir Vice Marshal Erasseri Pathayapurayil Radhakrishnan Nair (3837 F(N))1978-09-25 to 1981-02-23
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 - Retired
--------do---------DelhiAir Vice Marshal Harkrishan Lal Kapur (2165 ADM)1978-05-20 to 1979-06-30

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