Air Chief Marshal Surinder Kumar Mehra (15 November 1932 – 8 December 2003), PVSM, AVSM, VM, was the Chief of Air Staff of Indian Air Force from 1 August 1988 until 31 July 1991. He was born in Delhi.
Surendra Kumar Mehra
1 August 1988 – 31 July 1991
|Prime Minister||Rajiv Gandhi|
|Preceded by||Denis La Fontaine|
|Succeeded by||Nirmal Chandra Suri|
|Born||15 November 1932|
|Died||8 December 2003 74) (aged|
|Alma mater||Modern School|
|Years of service||1951-1991|
Service Number (4197)
|Commands||Chief of the Air Staff (India) (1988–1991)|
South Western Air Command
|Battles/wars||Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 |
Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
From 1973-1976 he went on to command the Tactics and Air Combat Development Establishment division, followed by posting as Air Attaché in the Indian Ambassador's Office in Russia. He was awarded AVSM in 1976. After being promoted to the rank of Air Commodore, he assumed command of Adampur and later Jamnagar Air Force stations.
In 1987, he was appointed Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, South Western Air Command with the responsibility of all air operations in Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra. In 1988, he took over as the Chief of Air Staff. He retired in 1991. Air Chief Marshal Polly Mehra passed away on 8th December 2003.
Denis La Fontaine
| Chief of the Air Staff (India)
Nirmal Chandra Suri