Senior Officers of the IAF - 1989 by date of rank

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Rank & NameAppointment, UnitDates
Air Chief Marshal Swaroop Krishna Kaul (4721 GD(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.17 Squadron1985-07-20 to 1995-12-31
Air Chief Marshal Surendra Kumar Mehra (4197 GD(P))CAS, Air Head QuartersDelhi1988-08-01 to 1991-07-31
Air Marshal Kapil Dev Chadha (3845 GD(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.43 Squadron1982-01-01 to 1990-08-08
Air Marshal Pattathil Venugopal (4431 GD(P))SASO, Training CommandBangalore1986-12-01 to 1989-06-30
Air Marshal Brijesh Dhar Jayal (4972 GD(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.1 Squadron1987-07-15 to 1993-09-30
Air Marshal Dinanath Ramchander Nadkarni (5587 GD(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.14 Squadron1987-07-15 to 1997-09-08
Air Marshal Prabhat Kumar Varma (4822 GD(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.29 Squadron1987-09-14 to 1997-12-31
Air Marshal Kuldip Singh Bhatia (4139 SIGS)AOC-in-C, Maintenance CommandNagpur1987-11-01 to 1989-04-30 - Retired
Air Marshal Jagdish Kumar Seth (4403 GD(P))AOC-in-C, Training CommandBangalore1987-12-01 to 1991-09-30
Air Marshal Gandharva Sen (4429 GD(P))AOC-in-C, Southern Air CommandTrivandrum1987-12-21 to 1989-10-31 - Retired
Air Marshal Dilip Shankar Jog (4608 GD(P))CoS, Western Air CommandDelhi1987-12-30 to 1990-03-31
Air Marshal Har Krishan Oberai (4583 GD(P))SASO, Eastern Air CommandShillong1987-12-31 to 1989-07-02
Air Marshal Raj Kumar Nehra (4518 ENG)SMSO, Maintenance CommandNagpur1988-01-11 to 1989-04-06
Air Marshal Suresh Chand (4585 GD(P))SASO, Central Air CommandAllahabad1988-01-18 to 1989-11-05
Air Marshal Parduman Kumar Jain (4366 A&SD)AOA, PSO: Administration, Air HQDelhi1988-01-28 to 1991-01-31
Air Marshal Kshirode Krishna Sen (4495 GD(P))IG (Insp & Safety), PSO: Inspection & Safety, Air HQDelhi1988-01-28 to 1989-06-30
Air Marshal Man Mohan Sinha (4408 GD(P))AOC-in-C, Eastern Air CommandShillong1988-02-08 to 1991-01-31
Air Marshal Mohinder Singh Bawa (4494 GD(P))AOC-in-C, Central Air CommandAllahabad1988-03-01 to 1990-12-31
Air Marshal Nirmal Chandra Suri (4236 GD(P))VCAS, PSO: Operations, Air HQDelhi1988-03-01 to 1991-07-31
Air Marshal Didar Singh Sabhikhi (4393 GD(N))Cmdt, National Defence AcademyKhadakvasla1988-06-29 to 1991-08-31
Air Marshal Partha Kumar Dey (4404 GD(P))AOC-in-C, South Western Air CommandJodhpur1988-08-01 to 1992-03-31
Air Marshal Pirthi Singh (4480 GD(P))AOC-in-C, Western Air CommandDelhi1988-08-01 to 1992-04-30
Air Marshal Rajendra Kumar Dhawan (4736 GD(P))DCAS, PSO: Planning, Air HQDelhi1988-08-01 to 1990-04-01
Air Marshal Abraham Mathews (4547 SIGS)DG (Radar & Comm Project), Air Head QuartersDelhi1988-08-01 to 1991-01-31
Air Marshal Parduman Krishan Puri (4397 GD(N))AOP, PSO: Personnel, Air HQDelhi1988-09-01 to 1989-06-30 - Retired
Air Marshal Amarjit Singh Chahal (19976 MED)DGMS (Air), Air Head QuartersDelhi1988-09-01 to 1989-12-31 - Retired
Air Marshal Shashikumar Samuel Ramdas (4930 ENG)SMSO, Maintenance CommandNagpur1989-04-08 to 1990-11-01
Air Marshal Sibaprasad Chakrabarti (4528 ARMT)AOC-in-C, Maintenance CommandNagpur1989-05-01 to 1991-01-31
Air Marshal Raj Kumar Nehra (4518 ENG)AOM, PSO: Maintenance, Air HQDelhi1989-05-10 to 1990-12-31
Air Marshal Kshirode Krishna Sen (4495 GD(P))SASO, Training CommandBangalore1989-07-01 to 1990-05-31
Air Marshal Har Krishan Oberai (4583 GD(P))AOP, PSO: Personnel, Air HQDelhi1989-07-03 to 1990-09-30
Air Marshal Denzil Joseph Keelor (4805 GD(P))IG (Insp & Safety), PSO: Inspection & Safety, Air HQDelhi1989-07-03 to 1991-03-26
Air Marshal Sukh Dev Mohan (4789 GD(P))SASO, Eastern Air CommandShillong1989-07-03 to 1991-05-11
Air Marshal Suresh Chand (4585 GD(P))AOC-in-C, Southern Air CommandTrivandrum1989-11-07 to 1991-03-31
Air Vice Marshal Subramaniam Raghavendran (3840 GD(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.23 Squadron1982-08-18 to 1990-05-17
Air Vice Marshal Surendra Nath Chaturvedi (5030 ACCTS)Director (Accounts), Air Head QuartersDelhi1984-06-01 to 1989-10-31 - Retired
Air Vice Marshal Shashikumar Samuel Ramdas (4930 ENG)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 - Retired
Air Vice Marshal Sukh Dev Mohan (4789 GD(P))SDS (Air), National Defence CollegeDelhi1986-07-14 to 1989-06-30
Air Vice Marshal Aryamurthy Abhaya Kumar (5153 EDN)Director (Education), Air Head QuartersDelhi1986-11-01 to 1989-12-31 - Retired
Air Vice Marshal Ajit Singh Lamba (4877 GD(P))Cmdt, Aircraft and Systems Testing EstablishmentBangalore1987-03-01 to 1991-04-28
Air Vice Marshal Amia Kumar Sen (4717 GD(P))CI (Air), Defence Services Staff CollegeWellington1987-04-06 to 1990-06-30
Air Vice Marshal Brijesh Dhar Jayal (4972 GD(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 EQPT)ACAS (Logistics), Air Head QuartersDelhi1987-11-01 to 1990-06-30
Air Vice Marshal Subharatnam Kasinath (5467 EQPT)AOLM, Maintenance CommandNagpur1988-01-15 to 1991-04-30
Air Vice Marshal Dushyant Singh (5048 GD(P))AOC, Jammu & KashmirUdhampur1988-01-18 to 1989-06-23
Air Vice Marshal Madhabendra Banerji (4898 GD(P))Director (Training), Air Head QuartersDelhi1988-01-18 to 1990-01-31
Air Vice Marshal Eric Lionel Allen (4582 GD(P))Cmdt, Air Force AcademyDundigal1988-01-19 to 1990-02-28
Air Vice Marshal Purushottam Laxmikant Purohit (4581 GD(P))AOC, Maritime Air OperationsBombay1988-02-15 to 1989-01-31 - Retired
Air Vice Marshal Pondicherry Jayarao Jayakumar (5037 GD(P))Cmdt, College of Air WarfareSecunderabad1988-02-15 to 1989-07-02
Air Vice Marshal Vishwa Mohan Tiwari (5417 SIGS)Director (Sigs Air), Air Head QuartersDelhi1988-03-01 to 1989-05-07
Air Vice Marshal Swaroop Krishna Kaul (4721 GD(P))SASO, South Western Air CommandJodhpur1988-03-01 to 1989-01-01
Air Vice Marshal Naresh Kumar (5057 GD(P))SOA, Central Air CommandAllahabad1988-03-10 to 1989-07-02
Air Vice Marshal Keith David Kingsley Lewis (5109 GD(P))Director (Intelligence), Air Head QuartersDelhi1988-03-28 to 1989-01-01
Air Vice Marshal Edwin Godfrey Salins (4796 GD(P))SASO, Southern Air CommandTrivandrum1988-04-11 to 1989-02-28 - Retired
Air Vice Marshal Trilochan Singh (5043 GD(P))AOC, 1 Air Defence Control CentreDelhi1988-05-01 to 1990-02-28
Air Vice Marshal Kailash Chander Kapoor (5409 ELECT)SMSO, Training CommandBangalore1988-07-01 to 1989-09-30
Air Vice Marshal Pooran Dev Adlakha (5266 ACCTS)Director (Fin Plan), Air Head QuartersDelhi1988-08-01 to 1989-08-31 - Retired
Air Vice Marshal Amal Kumar Mukhopadhyay (5237 ENG)SMSO, Central Air CommandAllahabad1988-08-01 to 1989-12-31
Air Vice Marshal Peter Eric Gaynor (5110 GD(P))SOA, Training CommandBangalore1988-08-01 to 1990-11-30
Air Vice Marshal Ravinder Nath Bharadwaj (5001 GD(P))ACAS (Inspection), Air Head QuartersDelhi1988-08-16 to 1989-06-30
Air Vice Marshal Harjit Singh Ghuman (5692 GD(P))Cmde Cmdt, No.6 Squadron1988-10-08 to 1997-09-01
Air Vice Marshal Debabrata Choudhury (4759 GD(P))SOA, Eastern Air CommandShillong1988-11-01 to 1990-05-31
Air Vice Marshal Ranjit Singh Bedi (5120 GD(P))SOA, Western Air CommandDelhi1988-11-01 to 1991-05-27
Air Vice Marshal Palamadai Muthuswamy Ramachandran (4973 GD(P))Director (PO), Air Head QuartersDelhi1988-12-19 to 1990-05-17
Air Vice Marshal Keith David Kingsley Lewis (5109 GD(P))Addl ACAS (Ops), Air Head QuartersDelhi1989-01-02 to 1989-08-22
Air Vice Marshal Sudheer Rajaram Karkare (5083 GD(N))SAASO, Maintenance CommandNagpur1989-01-02 to 1990-10-31
Air Vice Marshal Thupakulu Narasimhulu Bhavani Shankar (5060 GD(P))AOC, Maritime Air OperationsBombay1989-02-01 to 1991-10-31
Air Vice Marshal Sadanand Kulkarni (5292 GD(N))Cmdt, College of Defence ManagementSecunderabad1989-03-01 to 1991-04-07
Air Vice Marshal Verinder Puri (5199 GD(P))SASO, Southern Air CommandTrivandrum1989-03-01 to 1992-05-12
Air Vice Marshal Amrit Mohan Mehta (5051 GD(P))DG , Air Force Naval Housing BoardDelhi1989-04-01 to 1992-03-31
Air Vice Marshal Surinder Lal Chhabra (5248 SIGS)Director (Sigs Air), Air Head QuartersDelhi1989-05-08 to 1990-10-31
Air Vice Marshal Pondicherry Jayarao Jayakumar (5037 GD(P))ACAS (Inspection), Air Head QuartersDelhi1989-07-03 to 1990-09-30
Air Vice Marshal Ravinder Nath Bharadwaj (5001 GD(P))ACAS (Plans), Air Head QuartersDelhi1989-07-03 to 1990-06-24
Air Vice Marshal Naresh Kumar (5057 GD(P))AOC, Jammu & KashmirUdhampur1989-07-03 to 1991-04-09
Air Vice Marshal Dushyant Singh (5048 GD(P))Cmdt, College of Air WarfareSecunderabad1989-07-03 to 1991-03-08
Air Vice Marshal Keith David Kingsley Lewis (5109 GD(P))SDS (Air), National Defence CollegeDelhi1989-07-03 to 1991-03-24
Air Vice Marshal Surinder Pal Dhawan (5298 GD(N))SOA, Central Air CommandAllahabad1989-07-17 to 1991-03-20
Air Vice Marshal Manjunath Sadanand (4994 GD(P))Addl ACAS (Ops), Air Head QuartersDelhi1989-08-23 to 1990-03-04
Air Vice Marshal Brijesh Dhar Jayal (4972 GD(P))ACAS (Ops), Air Operations, Air HQDelhi1989-09-01 to 1990-04-01
Air Vice Marshal Manmohan Waman Desai (5524 ACCTS)Director (Fin Plan), Air Head QuartersDelhi1989-09-01 to 1991-07-31
Air Vice Marshal Narayanaswamy Natarajan (6183 EQPT)Director (Meteorology), Air Head QuartersDelhi1989-09-01 to 1994-11-30
Air Vice Marshal Machanda Chinapa Uthaya (5627 SIGS)SMSO, Training CommandBangalore1989-10-03 to 1991-01-31
Air Vice Marshal Sabnavis Tirumal Rao (5530 ACCTS)Director (Accounts), Air Head QuartersDelhi1989-11-01 to 1991-11-30

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