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Porbandar: Indian Navy commissions sixth Dornier aircraft squadron

This will give a fillip to coastal security near the sea border with Pakistan

Press Trust of India  |  Porbandar 

Gujarat: Indian Naval Air Squadron 314, the sixth Dornier aircraft squadron was commissioned today at ceremony held at Naval Air Enclave, Porbandar
Gujarat: Indian Naval Air Squadron 314, the sixth Dornier aircraft squadron was commissioned today at ceremony held at Naval Air Enclave, Porbandar (photo: ANI)

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

The Indian Naval Air Squadron 314, called Raptors, which will operate with four newly-inducted, next generation Dornier aircraft, was commissioned by Deputy Chief of Naval Staff Vice-Admiral M S 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, Pawar said, addressing a gathering on the occasion.

The squadron, owing to its strategic location, will act as the first responder in this crucial region, he said.

This was the sixth Dornier aircraft squadron to be commissioned by the

First Published: Fri, November 29 2019. 15:30 IST
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