Chiefs Of Air Staff: India

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Chiefs Of Air Staff: India

Name Tenure

Air Marshal Sir Thomas Elmhirst ................................... 15 August 1947-21 February 1950

Air Marshal Sir Ronald Chapman .................................. 22 February 1950-9 December 1951

Air Marshal Sir Gerald Gibbs .......................................... 10 December 1951-31 March 1954

Air Marshal S. Mukherjee ................................................ 1 April 1954-8 November 1960

Air Marshal A.M. Engineer .............................................. 1 December 1960-31 July 1964

Air Chief Marshal Arjan Singh ........................................ 1 August 1964-15 July 1969

Air Chief Marshal P.C. Lal ............................................... 16 July 1969-15 January 1973

Air Chief Marshal O.P. Mehra ......................................... 16 January 1973-31 January 1976

Air Chief Marshal H. Moolgavkar .................................. 1 February 1976-31 August 1978

Air Chief Marshal I.H. Latif ............................................. 1 September 1978-31 August 1981

Air Chief Marshal Dilbagh Singh ................................... 1 September 1981-4 September 1984

Air Chief Marshal L.M. Katre .......................................... 5 September 1984-1 July 1985

Air Chief Marshal D.A. La Fontaine .............................. 3 July 1985-31 July 1988

Air Chief Marshal S.K. Mehra ......................................... 1 August 1988-31 July 1991

Air Chief Marshal N.C. Suri ............................................ 1 August 1991-31 July 1993

Air Chief Marshal S.K. Kaul ............................................ 1 August 1993-31 December 1995

Air Chief Marshal S.K. Sareen ......................................... 1 January 1996-31 December 1998

Air Chief Marshal A.Y. Tipnis .......................................... 1 January 1999-31 December 2001

Air Chief Marshal S. Krishnaswamys ............................ 31 December 2001-31 December 2004

Air Chief Marshal S. P. Tyagi ........................................... 31 December 2004-31 March 2007

Air Chief Marshal M.F. Major .......................................... 31 March 2007-31 August 2009

Air Chief Marshal Pradeep Vasant Naik ....................... 1 June 2009-31 July 2011

Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne ..................................... 31 July 2011-till date

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