Nagpur, May 4: Air Marshal P P Khandekar has taken over as the Air Officer-in-Charge, Maintenance at Air headquarters in New Delhi.
Khandekar, a graduate of city-based Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), was commissioned in Indian Air Force in aeronautical engineering (electronics) stream on 25 July 1977, a Defence release said today. He is a post-graduate in industrial engineering from National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai, and an alumni of Wellington-based Defence Services Staff College.
He has also completed his Masters in Science in Defence and Strategy from the Madras University. The officer has rich experience on aircraft such as SU-7, MiG-23 and MiG-27 and has commanded Air Force Station High Grounds and Air Force Station Kanpur, it said.
Prior to taking over as AOM, he was Senior Maintenance Staff Officer at the city-based headquarters Maintenance Command, the release added.