Under the Wings, On the Tarmac: A SERVICEGRAPHY OF AN IAF ENGINEER is the autobiography of Air Marshal Prashant Purushottam Khandekar 15095 AE(L), who served in the IAF from 1977 till 2016, a career spanning 39 years . During his time in the IAF, Air Marshal Khandekar served as station commander of 1 TETTRA, Chandigarh, Station Commander of AFS Chakeri, SMSO of Central and Maintenance Commands and finally as the Air Officer in Charge of Maintenane at Air Headquarters. he is an alumnus of VNIT and trained at NITIE Mumbai. He was also the Commandant and Director of MILIT – then a DRDO Lab, where he got the opportunity to study human behaviour closely, in almost four decades of service. He was member of many study teams; has four instructional tenures and has presented papers in many national level seminars on various topics. He has the unique honour of teneting four out of possible five appointments an engineer Air Marshal can. He took to writing in a training establishment and since then has been a regular writer mainly for defence journals, but this is his first full length book. For his distinguished service of exceptional order, he was awarded Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) by the the President on January 26, 2017.
This is a paperback book , 316 pages long and published by Notion Press in September 2019.
- Paperback: 316 pages
- Publisher: Notion Press (September 4, 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1645468224
- ISBN-13: 978-1645468226
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.7 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces