Wing Commander Prakash Kumar Srivastava (14160) AE (L)was commissioned in the Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics) Branch of the IAF on 07 Jul 75. He is a Post Graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology and has also obtained Post Graduate Degree from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University. For his excellent work in the field and at Air HQ, he has already been commended once by the Air Officer-inCharge Administration in 1991 and twice by Chief of the Air Staff in 1994 and 1996. In his current tenure at No. 9 BRD, AF since 03 Jul 95, he has already successfully overcome the problems connected/with unserviceability of TGCA Radars and Transportable Beacons. His technical ingenuity and effective organisational skill has enabled the Depot to bring up serviceability of all TGCA Radar Squadrons and both channels to nearly 100%.
Wing Commander PK Srivastava has been entrusted with developing the software for Computerised Maintenance Management of all electronics of BRDs and has already completed a significant portion of the task. He has parallelly been assigned the task of setting up of ECM & ECCM repair facilities at one of the BRDs. Wing Commander PK Srivastava has displayed technical ingenuity, foresight, accurate planning and perseverance in performing his duties. The work on indigenisation, computerisation and development of modifications undertaken under his guidance has resulted in savings of approximately Rs 30 million in foreign exchange in the current financial year.
For distinguished service of a very high order, the President, is pleased to award "Vishisht Seva Medal" to Wing Commander Prakash Kumar Srivastava.