Ichettira Iyappa Kuttappa (Pradeep), VM, VSM (Vayu Medal, Vishisth Seva Medal), s/o Brigadier IM Kuttappa and (Codanda) Seeta has recently been promoted to the rank of Air Commodore (Brigadier equivalent) and has assumed charge as Air Officer Commanding, Indian Air Force Base Baroda.
He is a MIG fighter pilot and an alumni of NDA (June 1989) and Air Force Academy (1990).