Flight Lieutenant Prakash Balwantrao Jadhav has been serving with an Operational Squadron for the last seven years. So early in his career, he has amassed over 3900 hours of flying, out of which over 2600 hours have been flown on operational sorties in the Eastern and Western Sectors. He has flown 1174 dropping sorties and 106 landing sorties at advanced landing grounds. His accident free operational flying is a proud record - both in hours and number of sorties. He also took part in paratrooping in the Eastern Sector during the operations in December 1971.
Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Prakash Balwantrao Jadhav displayed professional skill, leadership and devotion to duty in the best traditions of the Air Force.