Aspy Engineer

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Air Marshal
Aspy Engineer
5th Chief of Air Staff
In office
December 1, 1960 – July 31, 1964
President Rajendra Prasad[1]
Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru[2]
Preceded by Subroto Mukerjee
Succeeded by Arjan Singh
Personal details
Born (1912-12-15)December 15, 1912
Lahore, Pakistan
Died May 1, 2002(2002-05-01) (aged 89)
Mumbai, India
Alma mater RAF Cranwell
Military service
Allegiance  British India (1933-1947)
 India (from 1947)
Service/branch  Royal Air Force
 Indian Air Force
Years of service 1933-1964
Rank Air Marshal of IAF.png Air Marshal
Commands Chief of the Air Staff (India) (1960–1964)
No.1 Operational Group
No.2 Squadron
Battles/wars Waziristan campaign (1936–39)
Indo-Pakistani War of 1947
Operation Vijay
Sino-Indian War

Air Marshal Aspy Merwan Engineer DFC (15 December 1912 – 1 May 2002) was an officer in the Indian Air Force who rose through the ranks to become Chief of the Air Staff and later served as India's ambassador to Iran. He was awarded Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC).[3]

He was trained at RAF Cranwell.

His younger brother, M.M., was IAF's AOC Western Air Command during the 1971 War.


  1. ^ Rajendra Prasad
  2. ^ Jawaharlal Nehru
  3. ^ Aspy Merwan Engineer

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Military offices
Preceded by
Subroto Mukerjee
Chief of the Air Staff (India)
Succeeded by
Arjan Singh