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  • The fifth Dornier squadron Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 313, was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Admiral Karambir Singh.

Dornier Squadron INAS 313:

  • It will enhance maritime security and safeguard our nation’s maritime interests
  • The strategic position of the squadron will give India, dominance over the North-Eastern part of the Indian Ocean that also consists of trade routes.
  • The Squadron will be operating from Chennai International Airport
  • With the commissioning of INAS 313, Tamil Nadu will have 3 naval air bases, which is the highest among the Coastal States
  • Other two air bases in Tamil Nadu are INS Rajali at Arakkonam and INS Parundu at Ramnad.
  • INAS 313 is named ‘Sea Eagle’ from the bird of prey family Accipitridae
  • Dornier aircraft is a multi-role Short Range Maritime Reconnaissance (SRMR) aircraft manufactured by HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited).
  • The aircraft performs maritime surveillance, Search and Rescue Operations, and targeting data to weapon platforms.
  • Dornier aircraft from HAL will Contribute towards indigenous development and self-reliance through “Make in India”.
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