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Air Marshal Pochana Prasad Reddy

Service No 15008 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 10 Jun 1977 Course 118 Course
Service End Retired on 29 Feb 2016
Remarks :
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- Gp Capt8 Forward Base Support UnitAwantipur Stn Cdr
- 01 Dec 2009Air CmdeEmbassy of India, United KingdomLondon Air Advisor
- AVMSouth Western Air CommandGandhinagar SOA
- AVMWestern Air CommandDelhi SOA
01 Mar 2012 - 31 Dec 2012Air MshlTraining CommandBangalore SASO
01 Jan 2013 - 30 Jun 2014Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi DG(I&S)
01 Jul 2014 - 29 Feb 2016Air MshlIntegrated Defence StaffNew Delhi COSC
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrPochana Prasad Reddy15008 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1997
Details :

Wing Commander Pochana Prasad Reddy was commissioned as a Fighter Pilot on 10 Jun 77. A Qualified Flying Instructor and a Test Pilot, he has 2800 hours of accident free flying. He is on the posted strength of a Base Repair Depot at Kanpur since 17 May 93 as the Chief Test Pilot.

As Chief Test Pilot, he air tested and supervised air testing and ferrying of MiG-21 variants, Mirage 2000 and AN 32 aircraft. He carried out a total of 253 air tests on MiG-21 variants handling several system malfunctions with utmost professionalism and aplomb. His contribution in the preparation of schedules and conduct of the flight test programme for first AN-32 aircraft overhauled at the BRD was praise worthy.

Being the only Test Pilot available at Kanpur, he was also assigned the task of air testing of HAL (Kanpur) manufactured aircraft such as Avro, HPT-32 and Dornier, which helped HAL Kanpur Division to achieve their production task in time. All this task was achieved without any incidents/accidents.

For exceptional devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Pochana Prasad Reddy.

Unit : 1 BRD
Reference : Gazette of India dated 15th March 1997 - No.19-Pres/97 dated 26th January 1997