Navy commissions sixth Dronier aircraft squadron

Navy commissions sixth Dronier aircraft squadron

Agency News

The Indian Navy has commissioned its sixth Dornier aircraft squadron in the strategically located Porbandar town of Gujarat, giving a fillip to coastal security near the sea border with Pakistan.

The Naval Air Squadron 314, called Raptors, which will operate with four newly-inducted, next generation Dornier aircraft, was commissioned by the Deputy Chief of Naval Staff, Vice-Admiral MS Pawar.

Commissioning of Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 314 marks yet another milestone in our efforts towards enhancing maritime security and our surveillance footprint in the North Arabian Sea, Vie Admiral Pawar said, addressing the gathering on the occasion.

The squadron will act as the first responder in this crucial region, he said.