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Dornier Squadron INAS 313 at Chennai

Published on July 23, 2019
Current context: The fifth Dornier squadron Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 313, was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Admiral Karambir Singh
Dornier Squadron INAS 313 at Chennai
  • 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”


Q.1 Which Indian coastal state has the highest number of naval air bases?
a. Karnataka
b. Andhra Pradesh
c. Tamil Nadu
d. Odisha

Q.2 Who is the chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) in the Indian Navy presently?
a. Admiral Sunil Lanba
b. Admiral Karambir Singh
c. Birender Singh Dhanoa
d. Arup Raha
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