Air Marshal PP Reddy has taken 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 Air Force in Jun 1977. He is an alumnus of Rashtriya Indian Military College, National Defence Academy and Defence Services Staff College, Wellington.
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. The Air Marshal 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.