GK-Important facts on Chiefs of Indian Air Force, Army and Navy

S.No.

Facts

Name

1. First Army Chief to become Field Marshall Field Marshall SHFJ Maneckshaw
2. First Army Chief to die in harness General BC Joshi
3. First Chief in the rank of Air Chief Marshall Air Chief Marshall Arjan Singh
4. First Chief of Air Staff Air Marshall Thomas Elmhirst
5. First Chief of Army Staff General Rajendrasinhji
6. First Chief of Integrated Service Command Lt Gen Pankaj S Joshi
7. First Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Charles Thomas Mark Pizey
8. First Commander in Chief of Indian Army General Sir Robert Lockhart
9. First Indian Chief of Air Staff Air Marshall Subroto Mukherji
10. First Indian Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral RD Katari
11. First Indian Commander in Chief of Indian Army General KM Cariappa (later Field Marshall)
12. First Marshall of the Indian Air Force Air Chief Marshall Arjan Singh
13. First Naval Chief in the rank of Admiral Admiral AK Chatterji
14. First Sikh to become the Chief of Army Staff General JJ Singh
15. The Chief of Air Staff during 1962 war Air Marshall AM Engineer
16. The Chief of Air Staff during 1965 war Air Chief Marshall Arjan Singh
17. The Chief of Air Staff during 1971 war Air Chief Marshall PC Lal
18. The Chief of Army during 1962 war General PN Thapar
19. The Chief of Army during 1965 war General JN Choudhary
20. The Chief of Army during 1971 war Field Marshall SHFJ Maneckshaw
21. The Chief of Naval Staff during 1962 and 1965 war Vice Admiral BS Soman
22. The Chief of Naval Staff during 1971 war Admiral SM Nanda

 

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