Important information on Chiefs of Army, Navy and Air Force

Importance Name
1st Commander in Chief of Indian ArmyGeneral Sir Robert Lockhart
1st Indian Commander in Chief of Indian ArmyGeneral KM Cariappa (later Field Marshall)
1st Chief of Army StaffGeneral Rajendrasinhji
The Chief of Army during 1962 warGeneral PN Thapar
The Chief of Army during 1965 warGeneral JN Choudhary
The Chief of Army during 1971 warField Marshall SHFJ Maneckshaw
First Army Chief to become Field MarshallField Marshall SHFJ Maneckshaw
First Sikh to become the Chief of Army StaffGeneral JJ Singh
First Army Chief to die in harness General BC Joshi
First Chief of Naval StaffAdmiral Charles Thomas Mark Pizey
First Indian Chief of Naval StaffVice Admiral RD Katari
First Naval Chief in the rank of AdmiralAdmiral AK Chatterji
The Chief of Naval Staff during 1962 and 1965 warVice Admiral BS Soman
The Chief of Naval Staff during 1971 warAdmiral SM Nanda
1st Chief of Air StaffAir Marshall Thomas Elmhirst
1st Indian Chief of Air StaffAir Marshall Subroto Mukherji
1st Chief in the rank of Air Chief MarshallAir Chief Marshall Arjan Singh
1st Marshall of the Indian Air ForceAir Chief Marshall Arjan Singh
The Chief of Air Staff during 1962 warAir Marshall AM Engineer
The Chief of Air Staff during 1965 warAir Chief Marshall Arjan Singh
The Chief of Air Staff during 1971 warAir Chief Marshall PC Lal
First Chief of Integrated Service CommandLt Gen Pankaj S Joshi

Current Chiefs of Staff