Senior Officers of the IAF - 1981 by date of rank

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Rank & NameAppointment, UnitDates
Air Chief Marshal Idris Hasan Latif (1804 GD(P))CAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1978-09-01 to 1981-08-31 - Retired
Air Chief Marshal Dilbagh Singh (2998 GD(P))CAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1981-09-01 to 1984-09-03
Air Marshal Chandrakant Shridhar Naik (3499 ENG)AOM, PSO: Maintenance, Air HQDelhi1978-09-01 to 1982-08-31
Air Marshal Lakshman Madhav Katre (3117 GD(P))AOC-in-C, Eastern Air CommandShillong1978-09-04 to 1981-01-02
Air Marshal Trilochan Singh Brar (2884 GD(P))AOC-in-C, Central Air CommandAllahabad1979-02-10 to 1981-09-20
Air Marshal Saroj Jena (3157 GD(P))AOA, PSO: Administration, Air HQDelhi1979-03-01 to 1981-02-22
Air Marshal Balwant Wickram Chauhan (3352 GD(P))AOC-in-C, Training CommandBangalore1979-10-29 to 1981-09-19
Air Marshal Malcolm Shirley Dundas Wollen (3641 GD(P))DCAS, PSO: Planning, Air HQDelhi1980-04-16 to 1981-01-02
Air Marshal Chandra Kant Viswanath Gole (3652 GD(P))AOC-in-C, Maintenance CommandNagpur1980-04-18 to 1981-01-13
Air Marshal Jagdish Raj Bhasin (3591 GD(P))AOC-in-C, South Western Air CommandJodhpur1980-07-23 to 1983-06-30
Air Marshal Douglas George King-Lee (3040 GD(P))Cmdt, National Defence CollegeDelhi1980-09-01 to 1982-08-01
Air Marshal Dilbagh Singh (2998 GD(P))VCAS, PSO: Operations, Air HQDelhi1981-01-01 to 1981-08-31
Air Marshal Malcolm Shirley Dundas Wollen (3641 GD(P))AOC-in-C, Eastern Air CommandShillong1981-01-03 to 1983-02-26
Air Marshal Lakshman Madhav Katre (3117 GD(P))AOC-in-C, Western Air CommandDelhi1981-01-05 to 1983-02-28
Air Marshal Kanwar Iqbal Singh Chhabra (3831 GD(N))AOC-in-C, Maintenance CommandNagpur1981-01-14 to 1985-01-31
Air Marshal Chandra Kant Viswanath Gole (3652 GD(P))DCAS, PSO: Planning, Air HQDelhi1981-01-15 to 1983-06-30
Air Marshal Erasseri Pathayapurayil Radhakrishnan Nair (3837 GD(N))AOA, PSO: Administration, Air HQDelhi1981-02-23 to 1981-10-19
Air Marshal Saroj Jena (3157 GD(P))AOP, PSO: Personnel, Air HQDelhi1981-02-23 to 1982-12-31
Air Marshal Lakshman Madhav Katre (3117 GD(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.17 Squadron1981-08-01 to 1985-07-01
Air Marshal Balwant Wickram Chauhan (3352 GD(P))AOC-in-C, Central Air CommandAllahabad1981-09-21 to 1983-12-31
Air Marshal Trilochan Singh Brar (2884 GD(P))VCAS, PSO: Operations, Air HQDelhi1981-09-22 to 1983-06-30
Air Marshal Erasseri Pathayapurayil Radhakrishnan Nair (3837 GD(N))AOC-in-C, Training CommandBangalore1981-10-20 to 1985-02-28
Air Marshal Denis Anthony Lafontaine (3844 GD(P))SASO, Western Air CommandDelhi1981-11-10 to 1983-01-01
Air Vice Marshal Kanwar Iqbal Singh Chhabra (3831 GD(N))AOC, Maritime Air OperationsBombay1978-08-25 to 1981-01-13
Air Vice Marshal Erasseri Pathayapurayil Radhakrishnan Nair (3837 GD(N))SDS (Air), National Defence CollegeDelhi1978-09-25 to 1981-02-23
Air Vice Marshal Denis Anthony Lafontaine (3844 GD(P))SASO, Western Air CommandDelhi1978-11-22 to 1981-11-09
Air Vice Marshal Kapil Dev Chadha (3845 GD(P))ACAS (Plans), Air Head QuartersDelhi1979-02-10 to 1981-02-25
Air Vice Marshal Prem Pal Singh (3871 GD(P))ACAS (Flt Safety & Insp), PSO: Inspection & Safety, Air HQDelhi1979-03-19 to 1983-06-30
Air Vice Marshal Shri Krishna Chandra Gupta (3568 A&SD)SOA, Western Air CommandDelhi1979-07-01 to 1983-02-28
Air Vice Marshal Minoo Jehangir Dotiwalla (3839 GD(P))Cmdt, National Defence AcademyKhadakvasla1979-07-09 to 1982-06-30
Air Vice Marshal Mangalvedkar Jivanrao Vittal (3791 ENG)SMSO, Maintenance CommandNagpur1979-09-20 to 1981-04-30 - Retired
Air Vice Marshal Terence Joseph Desa (3863 GD(P))Cmdt, Air Force AcademyDundigal1979-10-24 to 1981-04-06
Air Vice Marshal Lareto Pestana Pereira (3705 EQPT)ACAS (Logistics), Air Head QuartersDelhi1979-11-01 to 1982-12-22
Air Vice Marshal Mulk Raj (3518 MED)DMS (Air), Air Head QuartersDelhi1980-04-01 to 1983-02-28
Air Vice Marshal Prabhakar Shanker Dere (3883 GD(P))SASO, Eastern Air CommandShillong1980-04-21 to 1981-02-06
Air Vice Marshal Surendra Sahney (3860 GD(P))ACAS (Personnel), PSO: Personnel, Air HQDelhi1980-06-01 to 1981-02-06
Air Vice Marshal Ripu Daman Sahni (3867 GD(P))SASO, Central Air CommandAllahabad1980-06-16 to 1982-02-21
Air Vice Marshal Subramaniam Raghavendran (3840 GD(P))ACAS (Ops), Air Operations, Air HQDelhi1980-09-01 to 1983-09-01
Air Vice Marshal Eruch Shiavax Lala (3842 GD(P))SASO, Training CommandBangalore1980-11-01 to 1983-11-30
Air Vice Marshal Edwin Peter (3667 ACCTS)Director (Fin Plan), Air Head QuartersDelhi1980-12-15 to 1982-10-31
Air Vice Marshal Vedantadesikan Krishnaswamy (4054 SIGS)ACAS (Systems), Air Head QuartersDelhi1980-12-18 to 1981-01-31 - Retired
Air Vice Marshal Chandra Kant Shantaram Raje (4038 GD(P))Ops Mgr, Aviation Research CenterDelhi1981-01-01 to 1984-01-22
Air Vice Marshal Man Mohan Singh (4023 GD(P))SASO, South Western Air CommandJodhpur1981-01-09 to 1984-10-31
Air Vice Marshal Madan Mohan Dutt (4010 GD(N))AOC, Maritime Air OperationsBombay1981-01-14 to 1981-03-14
Air Vice Marshal Brijpal Singh Sikand (3947 GD(P))AOC, Jammu & KashmirUdhampur1981-01-19 to 1983-06-30
Air Vice Marshal Canakapalli Venkata Sesha Suryanarayana Row (4058 SIGS)ACAS (Systems), Air Head QuartersDelhi1981-02-02 to 1983-03-31
Air Vice Marshal Surendra Sahney (3860 GD(P))SASO, Eastern Air CommandShillong1981-02-07 to 1981-12-31 - Retired
Air Vice Marshal Kapil Dev Chadha (3845 GD(P))SDS (Air), National Defence CollegeDelhi1981-02-23 to 1982-02-09
Air Vice Marshal Madan Lal Sethi (4009 GD(N))Director (Intelligence), Air Head QuartersDelhi1981-04-06 to 1984-11-08
Air Vice Marshal Rajagopal Sriramulu Naidu (4090 GD(P))Cmdt, Air Force AcademyDundigal1981-04-13 to 1983-06-25
Air Vice Marshal Terence Joseph Desa (3863 GD(P))Director (Training), Air Head QuartersDelhi1981-04-14 to 1984-07-17
Air Vice Marshal Brij Lal Chadha (4110 GD(N))AOC, Maritime Air OperationsBombay1981-06-09 to 1984-12-31
Air Vice Marshal Johney William Greene (4093 GD(P))ACAS (Plans), Air Head QuartersDelhi1981-06-25 to 1984-11-05
Air Vice Marshal Mahendra Singh Rao (3902 ENG)SMSO, Maintenance CommandNagpur1981-06-29 to 1982-12-22
Air Vice Marshal Puran Singh Bajwa (3520 MED)PMO, Western Air CommandDelhi1981-07-19 to 1984-08-31
Air Vice Marshal Ved Prakash Misra (3627 A&SD)SOA, Eastern Air CommandShillong1981-07-20 to 1981-09-30 - Retired
Air Vice Marshal Vijjaha Sriman Narayana Murthy (3587 MED)AOC, Air Force Central Medical EstablishmentDelhi1981-08-01 to 1981-08-31 - Retired
Air Vice Marshal Man Singh (4094 GD(P))Cmdt, College of Air WarfareSecunderabad1981-08-03 to 1984-12-16
Air Vice Marshal Narayanan Krishnan Nair (4075 ELECT)Director (Sigs Air), Air Head QuartersDelhi1981-08-14 to 1984-09-30
Air Vice Marshal Surendra Kumar Mehra (4197 GD(P))Director (PO), Air Head QuartersDelhi1981-12-07 to 1983-07-31
Air Vice Marshal Holavanahalli Naryanarao Krishnamurthy (3790 ENG)Director, Aeronautical Development Establishment (DRDO)Bangalore1981-12-15 to 1985-07-31

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