CHIEFS OF AIR STAFF INDIAN AIR FORCE

CHIEFS OF AIR STAFF INDIAN AIR FORCE

Chief of the Air Staff is the head of the Indian Air Force.Currently the position is held by Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha.
The position was held by an Air Commodore (1919–1923), by an Air Vice-Marshal (1923–1929) and by an Air Marshal (1929–1965). In 1966, the position was upgraded to that of an Air Chief Marshal. The highest rank in the IAF is Marshal of the Air Force, which is conferred by the President of India only in exceptional circumstances. It has only been given once in January 2002 to Arjan Singh. The rank is equal to five star General and a Field Marshal in the Army.
CHIEF OF AIR STAFF

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NAME YEAR
AIR MARSHAL SIR THOMAS EMHIRST 1947 – 1950
AIR MARSHAL SIR  RONALD LVELAW CHAPNAM 1950 – 1951
AIR  MARSHAL  SIR GERALD GIBBS 1951 – 1954
AIR  MARSHAL  SIR  S. MUKHERJEE 1954 – 1960
AIR MARSHAL  A. M. ENGINEER 1960 – 1964
AIR CHIEF MARSHAL ARJUN SINGH 1964 – 1969
AIR  CHIEF MARSHAL  P. C. LAL 1969 – 1973
1973 – 1976
AIR CHIEF MARSHAL  H. MOOLGAVKAR 1976 – 1978
AIR CHIEF MARSHAL  I. H. LATIF 1978 – 1981
AIR CHIEF MARSHAL  L. K. KATRE 1984 – 1985
AIR CHIEF MARSHAL  D.A. LA FONTAINE 1985 – 1988
AIR CHIEF MARSHAL  S.K. MEHRA 1988 – 1991
AIR CHIEF MARSHAL  N.C. SURI 1991 – 1993
AIR CHIEF MARSHAL SWARUP KRISHAN KAWL 1993 – 1995
AIR CHIEF MARSHAL SATISH KUMAR SAREEN 1995 – 1998
AIR CHIEF MARSHAL  A. Y. TIPPNIS 1998 – 2001
AIR CHIEF MARSHAL  S. KRISHNA SWAMY 2001 – 2004 DEC
AIR CHIEF MARSHAL  S.P. TYAGI 2005 – 2007
AIR CHIEF MARSHAL  F.H. MAJOR 2007 – 2009
AIR CHIEF MARSHAL  PRADEEP VASANT NAIK 2009 – 2011
AIR CHIEF MARSHAL  NORMAN ANIL KUMAR BROWNE  2011 – 2013
AIR CHIEF MARSHAL  ARUP RAHA 2013 – …….