Senior Officers of the IAF - 1979 by date of rank

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Rank & NameAppointment, UnitDates
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 George Kanishtkumar John (2132 F(P))AOA, Air Head QuartersDelhi1977-02-01 to 1979-02-10
Air Marshal Hemant Ramkrishna Chitnis (2964 F(P))AOC-in-C, Training CommandBangalore1978-05-11 to 1979-02-19 - Retired
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 Marshal Jafar Zaheer (3173 F(P))DG, Direcrorate General Civil AviationDelhi1979-01-20 to 1979-06-30 - Retired
Air Marshal Trilochan Singh Brar (2884 F(P))AOC-in-C, Central Air CommandAllahabad1979-02-10 to 1981-09-20
Air Marshal George Kanishtkumar John (2132 F(P))AOC-in-C, Training CommandBangalore1979-02-20 to 1979-09-30 - Retired
Air Marshal Hemant Ramkrishna Chitnis (2964 F(P))AOC-in-C, Maintenance CommandNagpur1979-02-22 to 1980-02-29
Air Marshal Saroj Jena (3157 F(P))AOA, Air Head QuartersDelhi1979-03-01 to 1981-02-22
Air Marshal Trilochan Singh Brar (2884 F(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.1 Squadron1979-10-08 to 1985-10-31
Air Marshal Balwant Wickram Chauhan (3352 F(P))AOC-in-C, Training CommandBangalore1979-10-29 to 1981-09-19
Air Vice Marshal Achutha Viswanathan (3607 AE(M))SMSO, Maintenance CommandNagpur1976-09-21 to 1979-04-30 - Retired
Air Vice Marshal Saroj Jena (3157 F(P))ACAS (Flt Safety & Insp), Air Head QuartersDelhi1976-11-01 to 1979-01-01
Air Vice Marshal Chandan Singh (3460 F(P))SASO, Central Air CommandAllahabad1977-07-01 to 1980-03-02
Air Vice Marshal Harkrishan Lal Kapur (2165 ADM)SOA, Western Air CommandDelhi1978-05-20 to 1979-06-30 - Retired
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 - Retired
Air Vice Marshal Denis Anthony Lafontaine (3844 F(P))SASO, Western Air CommandDelhi1978-11-22 to 1981-11-09
Air Vice Marshal Kapil Dev Chadha (3845 F(P))ACAS (Plans), Air Head QuartersDelhi1979-02-10 to 1981-02-25
Air Vice Marshal Prem Pal Singh (3871 F(P))ACAS (Flt Safety & Insp), Air Head QuartersDelhi1979-03-19 to 1983-06-30
Air Vice Marshal Shri Krishna Chandra Gupta (3568 ADM)SOA, Western Air CommandDelhi1979-07-01 to 1983-02-28
Air Vice Marshal Minoo Jehangir Dotiwalla (3839 F(P))Cmdt, National Defence AcademyKhadakvasla1979-07-09 to 1982-06-30
Air Vice Marshal Douglas George King-Lee (3040 F(P))SASO, Training CommandBangalore1979-07-15 to 1980-08-30
Air Vice Marshal Subramaniam Raghavendran (3840 F(P))ACAS (Personnel), Air Head QuartersDelhi1979-09-01 to 1980-09-01
Air Vice Marshal Mangalvedkar Jivanrao Vittal (3791 AE(M))SMSO, Maintenance CommandNagpur1979-09-20 to 1981-04-30
Air Vice Marshal Terence Joseph Desa (3863 F(P))Cmdt, Air Force AcademyDundigal1979-10-24 to 1981-04-06
Air Vice Marshal Lareto Pestana Pereira (3705 LGS)ACAS (Logistics), Air Head QuartersDelhi1979-11-01 to 1982-12-22

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