|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 :|
|Qualifications Held :|
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|17 May 1993 -||Wg Cdr||1 Base Repair Depot||Kanpur||Chief Test Pilot|
|24 Feb 1997 - 07 Mar 1999||Wg Cdr||No.222 Squadron||Hashimara||Commanding Officer|
|21 Mar 2002 - 09 Nov 2003||Gp Capt||8 Forward Base Support Unit||Awantipur||Station Commander|
|14 Nov 2003 - 03 Jan 2007||Gp Capt||Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment||Bangalore||Chief Test Pilot|
|17 Mar 2007 - 02 Apr 2010||Air Cmde||High Commission of India, United Kingdom||London||Air Advisor|
|-||AVM||Western Air Command||Delhi||Senior Officer-in-charge Administration|
|-||AVM||South Western Air Command||Gandhinagar||Senior Officer-in-charge Administration|
|01 Mar 2012 - 31 Dec 2012||Air Marshal||Training Command||Bangalore||Senior Air Staff Officer|
|21 Dec 2012 -||No.22 Squadron||Commodore Commandant|
|01 Jan 2013 - 30 Jun 2014||Air Marshal||PSO: Inspection & Safety, Air HQ||Delhi||Director General (Inspection & Safety)|
|01 Jul 2014 - 29 Feb 2016||Air Marshal||Integrated Defence Staff||New Delhi||Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee|
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|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Wg Cdr||Pochana Prasad Reddy||15008 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 Marshal||Pochana Prasad Reddy||15008 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 2016||Announced 26 Jan 2016|
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