Senior Officers of the IAF - 1987 by date of rank

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Rank & NameAppointment, UnitDates
Air Chief Marshal Denis Anthony Lafontaine (3844 F(P))CAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1985-07-03 to 1988-07-31
Air Chief Marshal Swaroop Krishna Kaul (4721 F(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.17 Squadron1985-07-20 to 1995-12-31
Air Marshal Kapil Dev Chadha (3845 F(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.43 Squadron1982-01-01 to 1990-08-08
Air Marshal Kanwar Iqbal Singh Chhabra (3831 F(N))Cmde Cmdt, No.6 Squadron1983-03-01 to 1988-10-07
Air Marshal Kapil Dev Chadha (3845 F(P))AOC-in-C, Eastern Air CommandShillong1984-11-05 to 1987-12-31 - Retired
Air Marshal Vir Narain (4007 F(N))AOC-in-C, Training CommandBangalore1985-03-01 to 1987-11-30 - Retired
Air Marshal Parameshwara Iyer Venkatachalam Iyer (4182 LGS)SMSO, Maintenance CommandNagpur1985-05-01 to 1987-10-31 - Retired
Air Marshal Man Mohan Singh (4023 F(P))AOC-in-C, Western Air CommandDelhi1985-08-22 to 1988-07-31
Air Marshal Nirmal Chandra Suri (4236 F(P))AOP, Air Head QuartersDelhi1985-09-20 to 1987-03-30
Air Marshal Madan Lal Sethi (4009 F(N))AOC-in-C, Maintenance CommandNagpur1986-01-01 to 1987-10-31 - Retired
Air Marshal Prem Pal Singh (3871 F(P))AOC-in-C, South Western Air CommandJodhpur1986-01-08 to 1987-02-28 - Retired
Air Marshal Subramaniam Raghavendran (3840 F(P))VCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1986-01-08 to 1988-02-29
Air Marshal Pynummooltil Simon George (4240 F(P))IG (Insp & Safety), Air Head QuartersDelhi1986-04-21 to 1987-05-31 - Retired
Air Marshal Johney William Greene (4093 F(P))AOC-in-C, Central Air CommandAllahabad1986-06-01 to 1987-03-31 - Retired
Air Marshal Kuldip Singh Bhatia (4139 AE(L))AOM, Air Head QuartersDelhi1986-06-01 to 1987-10-31
Air Marshal Surendra Kumar Mehra (4197 F(P))DCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1986-06-01 to 1987-02-28
Air Marshal Gursharan Singh (4263 AE(M))DG (Radar & Comm Project), Air Head QuartersDelhi1986-06-02 to 1988-07-06
Air Marshal Parduman Krishan Puri (4397 F(N))Cmdt, National Defence CollegeDelhi1986-07-01 to 1988-08-31
Air Marshal Jagdish Kumar Seth (4403 F(P))SASO, Central Air CommandAllahabad1986-07-28 to 1987-11-20
Air Marshal Krishnaswamy Subramanian (4213 F(N))AOA, Air Head QuartersDelhi1986-07-29 to 1988-01-27
Air Marshal Gyanendra Nath Kunzru (4167 MED)DGMS (Air), Air Head QuartersDelhi1986-10-01 to 1987-05-31 - Retired
Air Marshal Partha Kumar Dey (4404 F(P))CoS, Western Air CommandDelhi1986-11-03 to 1987-07-13
Air Marshal Gandharva Sen (4429 F(P))SASO, Eastern Air CommandShillong1986-11-03 to 1987-12-20
Air Marshal Rajagopal Sriramulu Naidu (4090 F(P))AOC-in-C, Southern Air CommandTrivandrum1986-12-01 to 1987-09-30 - Retired
Air Marshal Pattathil Venugopal (4431 F(P))SASO, Training CommandBangalore1986-12-01 to 1989-06-30
Air Marshal Surendra Kumar Mehra (4197 F(P))AOC-in-C, South Western Air CommandJodhpur1987-03-01 to 1988-07-28
Air Marshal Prithi Singh (4480 F(P))DCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1987-03-01 to 1988-07-31
Air Marshal Nirmal Chandra Suri (4236 F(P))AOC-in-C, Central Air CommandAllahabad1987-04-01 to 1988-02-29
Air Marshal Man Mohan Sinha (4408 F(P))AOP, Air Head QuartersDelhi1987-04-01 to 1988-02-03
Air Marshal Surender Kumar Bhalla (4121 MED)DGMS (Air), Air Head QuartersDelhi1987-06-01 to 1988-08-31
Air Marshal Brijesh Dhar Jayal (4972 F(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.1 Squadron1987-07-15 to 1993-09-30
Air Marshal Dinanath Ramchander Nadkarni (5587 F(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.14 Squadron1987-07-15 to 1997-09-08
Air Marshal Prabhat Kumar Varma (4822 F(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.29 Squadron1987-09-14 to 1997-12-31
Air Marshal Kuldip Singh Bhatia (4139 AE(L))AOC-in-C, Maintenance CommandNagpur1987-11-01 to 1989-04-30
Air Marshal Jagdish Kumar Seth (4403 F(P))AOC-in-C, Training CommandBangalore1987-12-01 to 1991-09-30
Air Marshal Gandharva Sen (4429 F(P))AOC-in-C, Southern Air CommandTrivandrum1987-12-21 to 1989-10-31
Air Marshal Dilip Shankar Jog (4608 F(P))CoS, Western Air CommandDelhi1987-12-30 to 1990-03-31
Air Vice Marshal Subramaniam Raghavendran (3840 F(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.23 Squadron1982-08-18 to 1990-05-17
Air Vice Marshal Chhotey Lal Gupta (5027 ACCTS)Director (Fin Plan), Air Head QuartersDelhi1984-05-01 to 1988-07-31
Air Vice Marshal Surendra Nath Chaturvedi (5030 ACCTS)Director (Accounts), Air Head QuartersDelhi1984-06-01 to 1989-10-31
Air Vice Marshal Manish Kumar Rudra (4358 F(P))SOA, Central Air CommandAllahabad1984-11-26 to 1987-02-15
Air Vice Marshal Manohar Madhav Takle (4116 F(N))AOC, Maritime Air OperationsBombay1985-01-01 to 1987-04-30 - Retired
Air Vice Marshal Mohinder Singh Bawa (4494 F(P))CI (Air), Defence Services Staff CollegeWellington1985-01-01 to 1987-01-01
Air Vice Marshal Girish Krishna Lal Desai (4468 LGS)ACAS (Logistics), Air Head QuartersDelhi1985-05-01 to 1987-10-31 - Retired
Air Vice Marshal Prithi Singh (4480 F(P))ACAS (Ops), Air Head QuartersDelhi1985-08-01 to 1987-02-28
Air Vice Marshal Didar Singh Sabhikhi (4393 F(N))SOA, Training CommandBangalore1985-09-01 to 1988-02-28
Air Vice Marshal Shashikumar Samuel Ramdas (4930 AE(M))SMSO, Western Air CommandDelhi1986-01-01 to 1989-05-08
Air Vice Marshal Rajendra Kumar Mathur (5759 MET)Director (Meteorology), Air Head QuartersDelhi1986-01-06 to 1989-08-31
Air Vice Marshal Raj Kumar Nehra (4518 AE(M))SMSO, Central Air CommandAllahabad1986-01-22 to 1988-01-10
Air Vice Marshal Narayan Waman Tilak (4411 F(P))ACAS (Plans), Air Head QuartersDelhi1986-03-05 to 1987-04-30 - Retired
Air Vice Marshal Har Krishan Oberai (4583 F(P))Cmdt, Air Force AcademyDundigal1986-03-22 to 1987-12-30
Air Vice Marshal Jagannathan Vasudevan (15857 MED)Cmdt, Command Hospital, Air ForceBangalore1986-04-01 to 1987-06-30
Air Vice Marshal Debabrata Choudhury (4759 ADM)SOA, Western Air CommandDelhi1986-05-01 to 1988-10-31
Air Vice Marshal Sukh Dev Mohan (4789 F(P))SDS (Air), National Defence CollegeDelhi1986-07-14 to 1989-06-30
Air Vice Marshal Swaroop Krishna Kaul (4721 F(P))Director (PO), Air Head QuartersDelhi1986-08-01 to 1988-04-03
Air Vice Marshal Inder Dev Bhalla (4571 F(P))SAASO, Maintenance CommandNagpur1986-08-01 to 1988-01-31
Air Vice Marshal Sudarshan Lal Dutta (4764 F(N))SOA, Eastern Air CommandShillong1986-08-18 to 1988-10-31
Air Vice Marshal Rajendra Kumar Dhawan (4736 F(P))Cmdt, College of Air WarfareSecunderabad1986-08-20 to 1988-02-14
Air Vice Marshal Suresh Chand (4585 F(P))Director (Training), Air Head QuartersDelhi1986-10-01 to 1988-01-17
Air Vice Marshal Aryamurthy Abhaya Kumar (5153 EDN)Director (Education), Air Head QuartersDelhi1986-11-01 to 1989-12-31
Air Vice Marshal Amia Kumar Sen (4717 F(P))CI (Air), Defence Services Staff CollegeWellington1987-01-01 to 1990-06-30
Air Vice Marshal Mohinder Singh Bawa (4494 F(P))SASO, South Western Air CommandJodhpur1987-01-01 to 1988-02-28
Air Vice Marshal Prabhat Kumar Varma (4822 F(P))SASO, Southern Air CommandTrivandrum1987-01-13 to 1988-03-18
Air Vice Marshal Murari Lal Chaturvedi (4787 ADM)SOA, Central Air CommandAllahabad1987-02-16 to 1988-03-09
Air Vice Marshal Ajit Singh Lamba (4877 F(P))Cmdt, Aircraft and Systems Testing EstablishmentBangalore1987-03-01 to 1991-04-28
Air Vice Marshal Madhabendra Banerji (4898 F(P))AOC, Jammu & KashmirUdhampur1987-04-01 to 1988-01-31
Air Vice Marshal Brijesh Dhar Jayal (4972 F(P))ACAS (Plans), Air Head QuartersDelhi1987-09-03 to 1989-07-02
Air Vice Marshal Pinnapakkam Masilamani Sundaram (4857 MED)Cmdt, Command Hospital, Air ForceBangalore1987-10-31 to 1990-04-29
Air Vice Marshal Suresh Ganesh Heble (5169 LGS)ACAS (Logistics), Air Head QuartersDelhi1987-11-01 to 1990-06-30
Air Vice Marshal Palamadai Muthuswamy Ramachandran (4973 F(P))OSD , Air Head QuartersDelhi1987-11-25 to 1988-05-15

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