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Acknowledgments: Bharat Rakshak expresses its gratitude for the help received from various quarters in the making of this particular section. Namely retired Air Chiefs - Denis La Fontaine, Idris H. Latif, S.K. Mehra, S.K. Sareen and other individuals who came forward to contribute like David Fell, Pradeep Mehra, Hugh Halliday and Ekalavya. Bharat Rakshak also acknowledges the Indian Air Force's direct help from Vayu Bhavan and indirect help in the form of its year books, Air Marshal (retd.) M.S. Chaturvedi's 'History of Indian Air Force' and other published sources




Thomas Walker Elmhirst

altKBE, CB, CBE, AFC

C-in-C, 15 Aug 1947 - 02 Feb 1950

 

Subroto Mukherjee

altOBE
CAS, 01 April 1954 - 08 Nov 1960
 

Pratap Chandra Lal

altPadma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, DFC
CAS, 16 July 1969 - 15 Jan 1973
 

Idris Hasan Latif

altPVSM
CAS, 01 Sep 1978 - 31 Aug 1981
 

Denis Anthony La Fontaine

altPVSM, AVSM, VM
CAS,3 July 1985 - 31 July 1988
 

Swaroop Krishna Kaul

altPVSM, MVC, ADC
CAS,1 Aug 1993 - 31 Dec 1995
 

Srinivasapuram Krishnaswamy

altPVSM, AVSM, VM and Bar
CAS, 31 Dec 2001 - 31 Dec 2004

 

Pradeep Vasant Naik

altPVSM, VSM, ADC
CAS, 31 May 2009 - 31 July 2011
 

Ronald Ivelaw-Chapman

altGCB, KBE, DFC, AFC
C-in-C, 22 Feb 1950 - 09 Dec 1951
 

Aspy Merwan Engineer

altDFC
CAS, 01 Dec 1960 - 31 July 1964
 

Om Prakash Mehra

altPadma Vibhushan, PVSM
CAS, 16 Jan 1973 - 31 Jan 1976
 

Dilbagh Singh

altPVSM, AVSM, VM
CAS, 01 Sep 1981 - 03 Sep 1984
 

Surinder Kumar Mehra

altPVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC
CAS, 1Aug 1988 - 31 July 1991
 

Satish Kumar Sareen

altPVSM, AVSM, VM ADC
CAS, 31 Dec 1995 - 31 Dec 1998
 

Shashindra Pal Tyagi

altPVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC
CAS, 31 Dec 2004 - 31 March 2007

 

Norman Anil Kumar Browne

Pending Photo with full CAS rankPVSM AVSM VM ADC

CAS, 31 July 2011 - 31 Dec 2013. 

 

Gerald Ernest Gibbs

alt

KBE, CIE, MC and Bar
C-in-C, 10 Dec 1951 - 31 Mar 1954

 

Arjan Singh

altPadma Vibhushan, DFC
CAS, 01 Aug 1964 - 15 July 1969
 

Hrushikesh Moolgavkar

altPVSM MVC
CAS, 01 Feb 1976 - 31 Aug 1978
 

Lakshman Mohan Katre

altPVSM AVSM and Bar
CAS, 04 Sep 1984 - 01 July 1985
 

Nirmal Chandra Suri

altPVSM, AVSM, VM
CAS, 31 July 1991 - 31 July 1993
 

Anil Yashwant Tipnis

altPVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC
CAS, 31 Dec 1998 - 31 Dec 2001
 

Fali Homi Major

altPVSM, AVSM, SC, VM, ADC
CAS, 31 March 2007 - 31 May 2009
 

Arup Raha

Air Chief Marshal Arup RahaPVSM AVSM VM ADC

CAS, 31 Dec 2013 - Current. Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha has taken over as the new Chief of Air Staff

 




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