(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
In a significant development for India's maritime preparedness,
the Eastern Seaboard Monday got its first Naval air squadron. The
Indian Naval Air Squadron 324, referred to as INAS 324, was
commissioned at INS Dega, a Naval station in Visakhapatnam, where
the Eastern Naval Command is headquartered.
The squadron is equipped with Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) MK
III (MR) helicopters, manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
The new squadron was commissioned in the presence of Vice
Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta, flag officer commanding-in-chief,
Eastern Naval Command.
The Eastern Naval Command is responsible for all operations in
the Bay of Bengal and parts of the Indian Ocean.
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