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Navy gets second maritime air surveillance squadron

The aircraft is acknowledged to be the world's most-deadly LRMR-ASW aircraft.

The new squadron’s insignia depicts a ‘Condor’ searching over the vast blue expanse of the sea
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The new squadron’s insignia depicts a ‘Condor’ searching over the vast blue expanse of the sea

AJAI SHUKLA New Delhi
Indian Naval Air Squadron 316 (INAS 316), the Navy’s second squadron equipped with four Boeing P-8I aircraft, was commissioned into the Indian Navy in Goa on Tuesday. 

 INAS 316 has been christened “Condors”, after one of the largest flying land birds with a massive wingspan, excellent sensory capabilities, and powerful talons that symbolise the aircraft’s capabilities. The new squadron’s insignia depicts a ‘Condor’ searching over the vast blue expanse of the sea.

 The Indian Navy’s first P-8I squadron was set up with eight aircraft at INS Rajali in Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu, in November 2015. India was the first international customer for the

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First Published: Mar 30 2022 | 2:04 AM IST

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