Senior Officers of the IAF - 1980 by Appointment

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Appointment, UnitRank & NameDates
CAS, Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Chief Marshal Idris Hasan Latif (1804 F(P))1978-09-01 to 1981-08-31
AOA, Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Marshal Saroj Jena (3157 F(P))1979-03-01 to 1981-02-22
AOC-in-C, No 1 Operational Group (SWAC)JodhpurAir Marshal Jagdish Raj Bhasin (3591 F(P))1980-04-16 to 1980-07-22
AOC-in-C, Central Air CommandAllahabadAir Marshal Trilochan Singh Brar (2884 F(P))1979-02-10 to 1981-09-20
AOC-in-C, Eastern Air CommandShillongAir Marshal Lakshman Madhav Katre (3117 F(P))1978-09-04 to 1981-01-02
AOC-in-C, Maintenance CommandNagpurAir Marshal Hemant Ramkrishna Chitnis (2964 F(P))1979-02-22 to 1980-02-29
--------do---------NagpurAir Marshal Chandra Kant Viswanath Gole (3652 F(P))1980-04-18 to 1981-01-13
AOC-in-C, South Western Air CommandJodhpurAir Marshal Jagdish Raj Bhasin (3591 F(P))1980-07-23 to 1983-06-30
AOC-in-C, Training CommandBangaloreAir Marshal Balwant Wickram Chauhan (3352 F(P))1979-10-29 to 1981-09-19
AOC-in-C, Western Air CommandDelhiAir 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 Trilochan Singh Brar (2884 F(P))1979-10-08 to 1985-10-31
Cmde Cmdt, No.6 SquadronAir Marshal Gian Dev Sharma (1742 F(P))1975-05-01 to 1983-06-01
Cmdt, National Defence CollegeDelhiAir Marshal Douglas George King-Lee (3040 F(P))1980-09-01 to 1982-08-01
DCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Marshal Lal Singh Grewal (2337 F(P))1978-08-24 to 1980-01-31
--------do---------DelhiAir Marshal Malcolm Shirley Dundas Wollen (3641 F(P))1980-04-16 to 1981-01-02
VCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Marshal Edul Jahangir Dhatigara (1899 F(P))1978-09-04 to 1980-01-31
--------do---------DelhiAir Marshal Lal Singh Grewal (2337 F(P))1980-02-01 to 1980-12-31 - Retired
ACAS (Flt Safety & Insp), Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Vice Marshal Prem Pal Singh (3871 F(P))1979-03-19 to 1983-06-30
ACAS (Logistics), Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Vice Marshal Lareto Pestana Pereira (3705 LGS)1979-11-01 to 1982-12-22
ACAS (Ops), Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Vice Marshal Subramaniam Raghavendran (3840 F(P))1980-09-01 to 1983-09-01
ACAS (Personnel), Air Head QuartersDelhi --Same as above--1979-09-01 to 1980-09-01
ACAS (Plans), Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Vice Marshal Kapil Dev Chadha (3845 F(P))1979-02-10 to 1981-02-25
AOC, Maritime Air OperationsBombayAir 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 Terence Joseph Desa (3863 F(P))1979-10-24 to 1981-04-06
Cmdt, National Defence AcademyKhadakvaslaAir Vice Marshal Minoo Jehangir Dotiwalla (3839 F(P))1979-07-09 to 1982-06-30
Director (Fin Plan), Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Vice Marshal Edwin Peter (3667 ACCTS)1980-12-15 to 1982-10-31
DMS (Air), Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Vice Marshal Amit Sen (4129 MED)1978-06-29 to 1980-03-31 - Retired
SASO, Central Air CommandAllahabadAir Vice Marshal Chandan Singh (3460 F(P))1977-07-01 to 1980-03-02
--------do---------AllahabadAir Vice Marshal Ripu Daman Sahni (3867 F(P))1980-06-16 to 1982-02-21
SASO, Central Air CommandAllahabadAir Vice Marshal Surendra Nath Kawlra (3945 F(P))1980-03-21 to 1980-06-15
SASO, Training CommandBangaloreAir Vice Marshal Douglas George King-Lee (3040 F(P))1979-07-15 to 1980-08-30
--------do---------BangaloreAir Vice Marshal Eruch Shiavax Lala (3842 F(P))1980-11-01 to 1983-11-30
SASO, Western Air CommandDelhiAir Vice Marshal Denis Anthony Lafontaine (3844 F(P))1978-11-22 to 1981-11-09
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 Mangalvedkar Jivanrao Vittal (3791 AE(M))1979-09-20 to 1981-04-30
SOA, Western Air CommandDelhiAir Vice Marshal Shri Krishna Chandra Gupta (3568 ADM)1979-07-01 to 1983-02-28

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