Senior Officers of the IAF - 1997 by Appointment

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Appointment, UnitRank & NameDates
CAS, Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Chief Marshal Satish Kumar Sareen (5370 F(P))1995-12-31 to 1998-12-31
Cmde Cmdt, No.23 SquadronAir Chief Marshal Anil Yeshwant Tipnis (5859 F(P))1994-07-22 to 2002-04-18
AOA, Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Marshal Dinesh Chandra Dhyani (6590 ADM)1995-11-03 to 2001-06-30
AOC-in-C, Central Air CommandAllahabadAir Marshal Vinod Patney (6125 F(P))1996-07-01 to 1997-03-31
--------do---------AllahabadAir Marshal Srinivasapuram Krishnaswamy (6338 F(P))1997-04-01 to 1997-11-30
AOC-in-C, Central Air CommandAllahabadAir Marshal Vinod Kumar Bhatia (6497 F(P))1997-12-22 to 1999-10-31
AOC-in-C, Eastern Air CommandShillongAir Marshal Prithvi Singh Brar (6007 F(P))1996-04-01 to 1999-01-03
AOC-in-C, Maintenance CommandNagpurAir Marshal Ghanshyam Gururani (6387 AE(M))1996-11-01 to 1997-07-31 - Retired
--------do---------NagpurAir Marshal Shanti Swaroop Gupta (6805 AE(M))1997-08-01 to 2002-04-30
AOC-in-C, Southern Air CommandTrivandrumAir Marshal Bharat Kumar (5787 F(P))1995-05-01 to 1997-04-30 - Retired
--------do---------TrivandrumAir Marshal Krishnan Narayan Nair (6346 F(P))1997-05-01 to 1999-01-02
AOC-in-C, South Western Air CommandJodhpurAir Marshal Sharadkumar Ramakrishna Deshpande (5694 F(P))1996-02-01 to 1997-11-30 - Retired
--------do---------Johdpur/ GandhinagarAir Marshal Srinivasapuram Krishnaswamy (6338 F(P))1997-12-01 to 1999-10-31
AOC-in-C, Training CommandBangaloreAir Marshal Krishna Bihari Singh (5865 F(P))1995-07-01 to 1997-12-31 - Retired
AOC-in-C, Western Air CommandDelhiAir Marshal Anil Yeshwant Tipnis (5859 F(P))1995-08-01 to 1997-03-31
--------do---------DelhiAir Marshal Vinod Patney (6125 F(P))1997-04-01 to 1999-10-31
AOM, Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Marshal Shanti Swaroop Gupta (6805 AE(M))1996-11-01 to 1997-07-31
--------do---------DelhiAir Marshal Proteep Kumar Ghosh (7106 AE(L))1997-08-01 to 1999-05-31
AOP, Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Marshal Vinod Kumar Verma (6528 F(P))1996-04-11 to 1999-09-30
Cmde Cmdt, No.14 SquadronAir Marshal Dinanath Ramchander Nadkarni (5587 F(P))1987-07-15 to 1997-09-08
--------do---------Air Marshal Michael McMahon (7399 F(P))1997-09-08 to 2004-09-30
Cmde Cmdt, No.16 SquadronAir Marshal Amarjit Singh Sethi (5682 F(P))1991-10-11 to 1997-01-11
Cmde Cmdt, No.17 SquadronAir Marshal Janak Kapur (5585 F(P))1995-12-20 to 1998-10-25
Cmde Cmdt, No.29 SquadronAir Marshal Prabhat Kumar Varma (4822 F(P))1987-09-14 to 1997-12-31
Cmdt, National Defence AcademyKhadakvaslaAir Marshal Jagbir Singh Rai (6507 F(P))1996-02-01 to 1997-01-09
DCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Marshal Man Mohan Singh Vasudeva (6128 F(P))1996-07-24 to 1997-08-31 - Retired
--------do---------DelhiAir Marshal Syed Shahid Hussain Naqvi (7193 F(P))1997-09-01 to 1999-09-30
DGMS (Air), Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Marshal Kuldip Rai (6051 MED)1995-08-01 to 1997-01-31 - Retired
--------do---------DelhiAir Marshal Sahab Prasad Verma (6466 MED)1997-02-02 to 2000-05-31
IG (Flt Insp & Safety), Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Marshal Prakash Sadashivrao Pingale (6755 F(P))1996-10-16 to 1999-09-30
Proj Dir, National Flight Test Center, ADABangaloreAir Marshal Philip Rajkumar (6748 F(P))1996-09-17 to 2001-08-31
SASO, Central Air CommandAllahabadAir Marshal Velayudhan Girish Kumar (6747 F(P))1996-07-17 to 1997-06-01
--------do---------AllahabadAir Marshal Khushindhar Singh Bindra (6863 F(P))1997-07-01 to 1998-02-15
SASO, Eastern Air CommandShillongAir Marshal Darshan Singh Basra (6519 F(P))1996-04-01 to 1998-02-28
SASO, South Western Air CommandJohdpur/ GandhinagarAir Marshal Teshter Jall Master (7224 F(P))1997-09-01 to 1999-09-30
SASO, Training CommandBangaloreAir Marshal Krishnan Narayan Nair (6346 F(P))1996-01-01 to 1997-04-30
SASO, Western Air CommandDelhiAir Marshal Vinod Kumar Bhatia (6497 F(P))1996-07-01 to 1997-12-21
SMSO, Maintenance CommandNagpurAir Marshal Pran Nath Bajaj (6392 AE(M))1995-11-14 to 1997-05-22
--------do---------NagpurAir Marshal Thrunillayi Ramaswamy Janakiraman (7058 AE(M))1997-06-16 to 1999-05-23
VCAS, Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Marshal Anil Yeshwant Tipnis (5859 F(P))1997-04-01 to 1998-12-31
--------do---------DelhiAir Marshal Trevor Raymond Joseph Osman (6005 F(P))1996-01-01 to 1997-03-31 - Retired
ACAS (Inspection), Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Vice Marshal Purnendu Kumar Mukherjee (7698 F(P))1997-02-03 to 2000-01-06
ACAS (Logistics), Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Vice Marshal Sriperumbudur Raghavan (6710 LGS)1995-01-02 to 1999-03-21
ACAS (Ops), Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Vice Marshal Michael McMahon (7399 F(P))1996-06-01 to 1999-01-01
ACAS (Plans), Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Vice Marshal Jogendra Singh Sisodia (7696 F(P))1996-03-29 to 1998-08-16
Addl ACAS (Ops), Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Vice Marshal Adi Rustomji Ghandhi (7722 F(P))1996-10-01 to 1998-07-20
AOC, 1 Air Defence Control CentreDelhiAir Vice Marshal Milind Shankar (6130 F(P))1996-01-01 to 1997-07-01
AOC, Jammu & KashmirUdhampurAir Vice Marshal Manjit Singh Sekhon (6756 F(P))1996-01-01 to 1997-12-01
AOC, Maritime Air OperationsBombayAir Vice Marshal Kurumthodathil Cherian Phillipose (7702 F(P))1996-07-30 to 1999-02-10
AOLM, Maintenance CommandNagpurAir Vice Marshal Suresh Chandra Vohra (6713 LGS)1995-07-10 to 1999-03-21
CI (Air), Defence Services Staff CollegeWellingtonAir Vice Marshal Satish Govind Inamdar (7189 F(P))1996-10-01 to 1998-06-30
Cmde Cmdt, No.1 SquadronAir Vice Marshal Tushar Sen (6006 F(P))1993-10-01 to 1999-03-30
Cmde Cmdt, No.6 SquadronAir Vice Marshal Harjit Singh Ghuman (5692 F(P))1988-10-08 to 1997-09-01
--------do---------Air Vice Marshal Chandra Kant Krishnatri (7697 F(P))1997-09-01 to 2000-08-01
Cmdt, Air Force AcademyDundigalAir Vice Marshal Manek Bomanshaw Madon (7681 F(P))1995-12-21 to 1998-08-17
Cmdt, College of Air WarfareSecunderabadAir Vice Marshal Syed Shahid Hussain Naqvi (7193 F(P))1994-12-31 to 1997-08-31
--------do---------SecunderabadAir Vice Marshal Anil Kumar Trikha (8436 F(P))1997-10-03 to 1999-08-31
Cmdt, College of Defence ManagementSecunderabadAir Vice Marshal Teshter Jall Master (7224 F(P))1995-04-18 to 1997-06-07
Cmdt, Command Hospital, Air ForceBangaloreAir Vice Marshal Kukkehalli Prabhakar Hegde (7253 MED)1997-06-09 to 2000-03-31
--------do---------BangaloreAir Vice Marshal Tapash Kumar Mitra (23432 MED)1995-09-01 to 1997-06-08
Director (Fin Plan), Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Vice Marshal Gulugunji Vishnu Bhat (9666 ACCTS)1997-04-01 to 1998-04-30
Director (Meteorology), Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Vice Marshal Krishna Chandra Verma (7583 MET)1994-12-01 to 1998-11-02
Director (PO), Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Vice Marshal Sitaramaiah Pingali (7674 F(P))1996-03-01 to 1998-08-16
Director (Training), Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Vice Marshal Aditya Vikram Pethia (8384 F(P))1997-03-03 to 1999-02-14
Director (Works), Air Head QuartersDelhiAir Vice Marshal Santanam Rangaswami (6703 ADM)1996-01-01 to 1997-12-31 - Retired
Dy Cmdt & CI, National Defence AcademyKhadakvaslaAir Vice Marshal Bijoy Krishna Pandey (8990 F(P))1997-12-19 to 2000-02-06
Ops Mgr, Aviation Research CenterDelhiAir Vice Marshal Ashok Kumar Goel (8151 F(P))1997-02-01 to 1999-12-31
PMO, Western Air CommandDelhiAir Vice Marshal Sahab Prasad Verma (6466 MED)1995-09-01 to 1997-01-31
SAASO, Maintenance CommandNagpurAir Vice Marshal Manjit Singh Dhillon (7021 F(P))1996-02-01 to 1997-01-31 - Retired
--------do---------NagpurAir Vice Marshal Man Mohan Sehgal (8390 F(P))1997-06-20 to 1998-08-16
SASO, Southern Air CommandTrivandrumAir Vice Marshal Ved Prakash Kala (6340 F(P))1996-02-01 to 1997-04-30 - Retired
--------do---------TrivandrumAir Vice Marshal Chandra Kant Krishnatri (7697 F(P))1997-05-01 to 1998-08-16
SDS (Air), National Defence CollegeDelhiAir Vice Marshal Jeffrey D'Souza (7432 F(P))1995-09-01 to 1998-03-31
SMSO, Central Air CommandAllahabadAir Vice Marshal Awatar Krishan Zadoo (7922 AE(L))1996-07-22 to 1998-05-28
SOA, Central Air CommandAllahabadAir Vice Marshal Jagnandan Kumar Pathania (8053 ADM)1997-01-20 to 1998-08-16
SOA, Eastern Air CommandShillongAir Vice Marshal Harbans Perminder Singh (7485 F(N))1996-02-01 to 1998-07-09
SOA, Training CommandBangaloreAir Vice Marshal Srinivas Anand Bhaskar Naidu (7230 F(P))1995-08-01 to 1998-01-31
SOA, Western Air CommandDelhiAir Vice Marshal Govind Chandra Singh Rajwar (8103 F(N))1996-07-01 to 1998-08-17

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