Porbandar, November 29: The Indian Navy on Friday commissioned Air Squadron 314, which is also known as the sixth squadron of Dornier aircraft at a ceremony held at Naval Air Enclave in Gujarat’s Porbandar. Dornier aircraft is state-of-the-art multi-role Short Range Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft. It will be used to carry out surveillance over the north Arabian Sea, the juncture at which India shares a maritime border with Pakistan. INS Khanderi Commissioned Into Indian Navy: Rajnath Singh Says India's Naval Force Capable of Delivering 'Bigger Blow' to Pakistan.
According to a report published in The Indian Express, the new INAS 314 squadron will be commanded by Captain Sandeep Rai who was commissioned into the Indian Navy on January 1, 1999. The naval officer has over 3,000 hours of flying experience. Indian Navy Evacuates Pregnant Woman in Labour Pain From Village in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Baby Delivered on Fast Interceptor Craft.
Gujarat: Indian Naval Air Squadron 314, the sixth Dornier aircraft squadron was commissioned today at ceremony held at Naval Air Enclave, Porbandar. pic.twitter.com/mfFS4ny6TZ
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The INAS squadron 314 was commissioned days ahead of the Indian Navy Day which is celebrated every year on December 4. The squadron will be based at The Dornier Do 228 is a twin-turboprop STOL utility aircraft, manufactured by Dornier GmbH (later DASA Dornier, Fairchild-Dornier) from 1981 until 1998. In 1983, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) bought a production licence and manufactured 125 aircraft in India. There are currently, 23 Air Squadrons in the Indian Navy.