Hari Chand Dewan

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Lt Gen A A K Niazi signing the Pakistani Instrument of Surrender under the gaze of Lt Gen J S Aurora. Standing immediately behind (L-R) Vice Admiral Krishnan, Air Marshal Dewan, Lt. Gen Sagat Singh, Maj Gen JFR Jacob.

Air Marshal Hari Chand Dewan (20 September 1921 – 22 August 2017) was an Indian Air Force officer. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1972 for his services at the head of the Eastern Air Command in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.[1] He was commissioned in 1940. He also received Param Vishist Seva Medal in 1969.[2] Dewan died in August 2017 at the age of 95.[3]


  1. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Database/1598
  3. ^ Air Marshal Hari Chand Dewan profile