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Air Marshal Pochana Prasad Reddy

Service No & Branch 15008 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 10 Jun 1977 Course: 118 Course
Service End: Retired on 29 Feb 2016 Superannuated Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 26 Jul 1993Gp Capt : 01 Mar 2001Air Cmde : 05 Jan 2007AVM : 01 Jun 2010
Air Marshal : 01 Mar 2012
Training and Other Courses Attended
49 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 1975
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

17 May 1993 - Wg Cdr1 Base Repair DepotKanpur Chief Test Pilot
24 Feb 1997 - 07 Mar 1999Wg CdrNo.222 SquadronHashimara Commanding Officer
21 Mar 2002 - 09 Nov 2003Gp Capt8 Forward Base Support UnitAwantipur Station Commander
14 Nov 2003 - 03 Jan 2007Gp CaptAircraft and Systems Testing EstablishmentBangalore Chief Test Pilot
17 Mar 2007 - 02 Apr 2010Air CmdeHigh Commission of India, United KingdomLondon Air Advisor
- AVMWestern Air CommandDelhi Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
- AVMSouth Western Air CommandGandhinagar Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
01 Mar 2012 - 31 Dec 2012Air MarshalTraining CommandBangalore Senior Air Staff Officer
21 Dec 2012 - No.22 Squadron Commodore Commandant
01 Jan 2013 - 30 Jun 2014Air MarshalPSO: Inspection & Safety, Air HQDelhi Director General (Inspection & Safety)
01 Jul 2014 - 29 Feb 2016Air MarshalIntegrated Defence StaffNew Delhi Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
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
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalPochana Prasad Reddy15008 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2016Announced 26 Jan 2016
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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