CHIEF OF INTEGRATED DEFENCE STAFF
TO THE CHAIRMAN CHIEF OF STAFF COMMITTEE
1. Air Marshal PP Reddy, VM took over as Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee on 01 Jul 14. He was commissioned as a Fighter Pilot in the Indian Air Force in Jun 1977. He is an alumnus of Rashtriya Indian Military College, National Defence Academy and Defence Services Staff College, Wellington.
2. He is a Qualified Flying Instructor and an Experimental Test Pilot who has flown 3600 hrs on various types of fighter as well as transport aircraft, including SU-30 MKI. He has commanded a MiG-27 Squadron and a Fighter Base in Kashmir Valley. He has worked in the Plans Branch at Air HQ and was instrumental in the implementation of SU-30 MKI, IL-78 Flight Refueller Aircraft and MiG-27 upgrade programs. He has also served as the Chief Test Pilot at Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment, Air Adviser at High Commission of India, London, Senior Officer-in-Charge Administration at South Western Air Command and Senior Air Staff Officer at Training Command. He was the Director General (Inspection & Safety) at Air HQ prior to his present appointment.
3. He is decorated with the Presidental Award, 'Vayusena Medal'.