My question is simple , I am using Eclipse IDE
Is it required to install Android SDK to test/run Android app on real device using Appium?
Add the Android SDK tools folder to your path so you can run android.
you can actually add only a small subset of the tools if you know which ones, adb is one for example.
If you are trying to test android app using appium, you need to have Android SDK installed on your machine.
You can say this is kind of Pre-requisites for Appium!