This is a list of serving Air Marshals of the Indian Air Force.

Chief of the Air Staff

The Chief of the Air Staff is the only serving Four Star Air Officer in the Indian Air Force.

Post Rank Name Photo Decorations Reference
Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari
Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari PVSM AVSM VM ADC.jpg
PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC [1]

Vice Chief of the Air Staff

The Vice Chief of the Air Staff is the second-highest ranking officer in the Indian Air Force.

Post Rank Name Photo Decorations Reference
Vice Chief of the Air Staff Air Marshal Sandeep Singh
Air Marshal Sandeep Singh AOC-in-C South Western Air Command.jpg
PVSM, AVSM, VM [1]

Air Commanders (Commander-in-Chief grade)

Post Rank Name Photo Decorations Reference
Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
Central Air Command
Air Marshal Richard John Duckworth
Air Marshal Richard John Duckworth AOC-in-C Central air command.jpg
AVSM, VSM [2][3]
Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
Eastern Air Command
Dilip Kumar Patnaik
Air Marshal Dilip Kumar Patnaik AVSM VM, AOC-in-C Eastern Air Command.jpg
AVSM, VM [4]
Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
Southern Air Command
Jonnalagedda Chalapati
Air Marshal J Chalapati VSM Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Air Command.jpg
AVSM, VSM [5]
Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
South Western Air Command
Vikram Singh
Air Marshal Vikram Singh VSM Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, South Western Air Command.jpg
AVSM, VSM [6]
Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
Western Air Command
Sreekumar Prabhakaran
Air Marshal Sreekumar Prabhakaran AVSM VM.jpg
AVSM, VM [7]
Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
Training Command
Manavendra Singh
Air Marshal Manavendra Singh took over as AOC-in-C of Southern Air Command (cropped).jpg
PVSM, AVSM, VrC, VSM
Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
Maintenance Command
Vibhas Pande AVSM, VSM [8]
Vice Chief of Defence Staff* Balabhadra Radha Krishna
Air Marshal BR Krishna took over as the AOC-in-C Western air command (cropped).jpg
PVSM, AVSM, SC [1]
Commander-in-Chief Strategic Forces Command* Presently tenanted by a Naval officer [9]

*Rotational Command.

Principal Staff Officers at Air Headquarters

Post Rank Name Photo Decorations Reference
Deputy Chief of the Air Staff Air Marshal Narmdeshwar Tiwari AVSM, VM
Air Officer in Charge of Administration K Anantharaman
Air Marshal K Anantharaman, VSM.jpg
VSM [10]
Air Officer in Charge of Personnel Suraj Kumar Jha
Air Marshal Suraj Kumar Jha.jpg
AVSM [11]
Air Officer in Charge of Maintenance [12]

Heads of Services and Directorates

Post Rank Name Photo Decorations Reference
Director General of Inspection and Flight Safety Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor
Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor.jpg
AVSM, VM [13]
Director General of Air Operations Pankaj Mohan Sinha AVSM, VSM [14]
Director General of Works and Ceremonial [15]
Director General (Aircraft) Alok Singh VSM
Director General (Systems) AG Kshirsagar VSM [16]
Director General of Medical Services (Air) Prashant Bharadwaj VSM [17]
Director General (Administration) Krishnaswamy Anantharaman VSM [18]

Air Officers of Tri-Services Commands

Post Rank Name Photo Decorations Reference
Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff
(Doctrine, Organisation and Training)
Air Marshal SP Wagle VM [19]
Deputy Chief Strategic Forces Command Air Marshal RGK Kapoor AVSM,VM [20]

Senior Staff Officers of Air Commands

Post Rank Name Photo Decorations Reference
Senior Air Staff Officer Central Air Command Air Marshal
Senior Air Staff Officer Eastern Air Command Amar Preet Singh AVSM [21]
Senior Air Staff Officer Southern Air Command Surendra Kumar Indoria
Air Marshal SK Indoria AVSm, VM.jpg
AVSM, VM [22]
Senior Air Staff Officer South Western Air Command Sujeet Pushpakar Dharkar AVSM [23]
Senior Air Staff Officer Western Air Command Radhakrishnan Radhish AVSM, VM [24]
Senior Air Staff Officer Training Command Saju Balakrishnan
Air Marshal Saju Balakrishnan AVSM, VM, SASO Training Command.jpg
AVSM, VM [25][26]
Senior Maintenance Staff Officer Maintenance Command Chakalayil Rajappa Mohan AVSM, VSM [27]

Commandants of Training Institutions

Post Rank Name Photo Decorations Reference
Commandant National Defence Academy Air Marshal Presently tenanted by a naval officer
Commandant National Defence College Presently tenanted by an army officer [28]
Commandant Air Force Academy B Chandra Sekhar
Air Marshal B Chandra Sekhar, AVSM (cropped).jpg
AVSM [29]
Commandant College of Air Warfare Air Vice Marshal K. S. K. Suresh VM [30]

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Rapid Turnover in IAF Brass". Bharat Shakti. 29 May 2021.
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  4. ^ "Air Marshal Dilip Kumar Patnaik takes over as Senior Air Staff Officer of Central Air Command". 1 August 2020.
  5. ^ "Air Marshal Chalapati joins Southern Air Command". 4 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Air Marshal Sandeep Singh takes over the command as AOC-in-C SWAC". Connect Gujarat. 1 May 2021. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  7. ^ "AIR MARSHAL S PRABHAKARAN ASSUMES COMMAND OF IAF'S WESTERN AIR COMMAND" (Press release). PIB. 1 March 2022.
  8. ^ "Choudhary takes over as chief of IAFs Maintenance Command". Outlook. 1 January 2020.
  9. ^ "RB Pandit takes over SFC".
  10. ^ "AIR MARSHAL K ANANTHARAMAN VSM ASSUMES THE APPOINTMENT OF AIR OFFICER-IN-CHARGE ADMINISTRATION (AOA)" (Press release). PIB. 9 February 2022.
  11. ^ "AIR MARSHAL SURAJ KUMAR JHA AVSMASSUMES CHARGE AS AIR OFFICER IN CHARGE PERSONNEL". PIB. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  12. ^ @IAF_MCC (1 January 2020). "Air Marshal Vibhas Pande VSM took over as Air Officer-in-Charge Maintenance (AOM) of Indian Air Force with effect from 01 Jan 2020. He succeeded Air Marshal Shashiker Choudhary VSM" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  13. ^ "New Armed Forces officers assume charge at the tri-services and services level". New Indian Express. 1 April 2022.
  14. ^ Singh, Mayank (30 June 2021). "Air Marshal VR Chaudhari to take over as IAF's new Vice Chief of Air Staff". New Indian Express.
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  18. ^ "Air Marshal Krishnaswamy Anantharaman".
  19. ^ "Integrated Defence Staff". Ids.nic.in. 15 December 1984. Retrieved 10 April 2022.
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  24. ^ "Senior Air Staff Officer Appointments at Western Air Command". Bharat Rakshak. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  25. ^ "Air Marshal Saju Balakrishnan Takes Over As SASO". IBC News. 10 March 2022.
  26. ^ @Prodef_blr (10 March 2022). "Air Marshal Saju Balakrishnan assumed the appointment of Senior Air Staff Officer (SASO), at Head Quarters, Training Command (TC) of Indian Airforce, at Bengaluru on 08 Mar 2022" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  27. ^ A. Bharat Bhushan Babu [@SpokespersonMoD] (13 August 2018). "Air Marshal Chakalayil Rajappa Mohan VSM Takes Over as Senior Maintenance Staff Officer of HQs Maintenance Command IAF on 01 February 2022 t.co/fVvZeZKeNc" (Tweet). Retrieved 9 January 2021 – via Twitter.
  28. ^ "Lt Gen Manoj Mago takes over as Commandant National Defence College". United News of India. 1 December 2021. Retrieved 3 December 2021.
  29. ^ "Air Marshal B Chandra Sekhar takes over as Commandant, Air Force Academy". The Print. 8 March 2022.
  30. ^ @dprohyd (22 April 2021). "Valedictory Function of 44th Higher Air Command" (Tweet) – via Twitter.