Senior Officers of the IAF - 1981 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 - Retired
Air Chief Marshal Dilbagh Singh (2998 F(P))CAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1981-09-01 to 1984-09-03
Air Marshal Gian Dev Sharma (1742 F(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.6 Squadron1975-05-01 to 1983-06-01
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 Trilochan Singh Brar (2884 F(P))AOC-in-C, Central Air CommandAllahabad1979-02-10 to 1981-09-20
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 Marshal Malcolm Shirley Dundas Wollen (3641 F(P))DCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1980-04-16 to 1981-01-02
Air Marshal Chandra Kant Viswanath Gole (3652 F(P))AOC-in-C, Maintenance CommandNagpur1980-04-18 to 1981-01-13
Air Marshal Jagdish Raj Bhasin (3591 F(P))AOC-in-C, South Western Air CommandJodhpur1980-07-23 to 1983-06-30
Air Marshal Douglas George King-Lee (3040 F(P))Cmdt, National Defence CollegeDelhi1980-09-01 to 1982-08-01
Air Marshal Dilbagh Singh (2998 F(P))VCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1981-01-01 to 1981-08-31
Air Marshal Malcolm Shirley Dundas Wollen (3641 F(P))AOC-in-C, Eastern Air CommandShillong1981-01-03 to 1983-02-26
Air Marshal Lakshman Madhav Katre (3117 F(P))AOC-in-C, Western Air CommandDelhi1981-01-05 to 1983-02-28
Air Marshal Kanwar Iqbal Singh Chhabra (3831 F(N))AOC-in-C, Maintenance CommandNagpur1981-01-14 to 1985-01-31
Air Marshal Chandra Kant Viswanath Gole (3652 F(P))DCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1981-01-15 to 1983-06-30
Air Marshal Erasseri Pathayapurayil Radhakrishnan Nair (3837 F(N))AOA, Air Head QuartersDelhi1981-02-23 to 1981-10-19
Air Marshal Saroj Jena (3157 F(P))AOP, Air Head QuartersDelhi1981-02-23 to 1982-12-31
Air Marshal Lakshman Madhav Katre (3117 F(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.17 Squadron1981-08-01 to 1985-07-01
Air Marshal Balwant Wickram Chauhan (3352 F(P))AOC-in-C, Central Air CommandAllahabad1981-09-21 to 1983-12-31
Air Marshal Trilochan Singh Brar (2884 F(P))VCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1981-09-22 to 1983-06-30
Air Marshal Erasseri Pathayapurayil Radhakrishnan Nair (3837 F(N))AOC-in-C, Training CommandBangalore1981-10-20 to 1985-02-28
Air Marshal Denis Anthony Lafontaine (3844 F(P))SASO, Western Air CommandDelhi1981-11-10 to 1983-01-01
Air Vice Marshal Kanwar Iqbal Singh Chhabra (3831 F(N))AOC, Maritime Air OperationsBombay1978-08-25 to 1981-01-13
Air Vice Marshal Erasseri Pathayapurayil Radhakrishnan Nair (3837 F(N))SDS (Air), National Defence CollegeDelhi1978-09-25 to 1981-02-23
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 Mangalvedkar Jivanrao Vittal (3791 AE(M))SMSO, Maintenance CommandNagpur1979-09-20 to 1981-04-30 - Retired
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
Air Vice Marshal Ripu Daman Sahni (3867 F(P))SASO, Central Air CommandAllahabad1980-06-16 to 1982-02-21
Air Vice Marshal Subramaniam Raghavendran (3840 F(P))ACAS (Ops), Air Head QuartersDelhi1980-09-01 to 1983-09-01
Air Vice Marshal Eruch Shiavax Lala (3842 F(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 Chandra Kant Shantaram Raje (4038 F(P))Ops Mgr, Aviation Research CenterDelhi1981-01-01 to 1984-01-22
Air Vice Marshal Man Mohan Singh (4023 F(P))SASO, South Western Air CommandJodhpur1981-01-09 to 1984-10-31
Air Vice Marshal Madan Mohan Dutt (4010 F(N))AOC, Maritime Air OperationsBombay1981-01-14 to 1981-03-14
Air Vice Marshal Brijpal Singh Sikand (3947 F(P))AOC, Jammu & KashmirUdhampur1981-01-19 to 1982-06-30
Air Vice Marshal Kapil Dev Chadha (3845 F(P))SDS (Air), National Defence CollegeDelhi1981-02-23 to 1982-02-09
Air Vice Marshal Madan Lal Sethi (4009 F(N))Director (Intelligence), Air Head QuartersDelhi1981-04-06 to 1985-08-30
Air Vice Marshal Rajagopal Sriramulu Naidu (4090 F(P))Cmdt, Air Force AcademyDundigal1981-04-13 to 1983-06-25
Air Vice Marshal Terence Joseph Desa (3863 F(P))Director (Training), Air Head QuartersDelhi1981-04-14 to 1984-06-17
Air Vice Marshal Brij Lal Chadha (4110 F(N))AOC, Maritime Air OperationsBombay1981-06-09 to 1984-12-31
Air Vice Marshal Johney William Greene (4093 F(P))ACAS (Plans), Air Head QuartersDelhi1981-06-25 to 1984-11-05
Air Vice Marshal Mahendra Singh Rao (3902 AE(M))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 ADM)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 F(P))Cmdt, College of Air WarfareSecunderabad1981-08-03 to 1984-12-16
Air Vice Marshal Surendra Kumar Mehra (4197 F(P))Director (PO), Air Head QuartersDelhi1981-12-07 to 1983-07-31
Air Vice Marshal Holavanahalli Naryanarao Krishnamurthy (3790 AE(M))Director, Aeronautical Development Establishment (DRDO)Bangalore1981-12-15 to 1985-07-31

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