INAS 316 Commissioned

DEFENCE, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

  • The P-8l aircraft of the Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 316 was commissioned at the INS Hansa in Goa in the presence of the Chief of the Naval Staff.
  • The Second Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 316 comprises a fleet of P-81 aircraft which will enhance the Indian Navy's surveillance power in the Indian Ocean Region.
  • INAS 316 will operate the aircraft, the sophisticated multi-role long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare (LRMR ASW) aircraft.
  • The P-8I aircraft was manufactured by US’s Boeing which is powered by twin jet engines.
  • Previously, in 2013, the Indian Navy had acquired the first batch of eight P-8I aircraft at INS Rajali, Arakkonam.

    Facts to know:

  • Chief of the Naval Staff: Admiral R Hari Kumar.
  • The first international customer for the P-8I aircraft: India.
  • INS Hansa is India's biggest naval air base.
P-8l aircraft of the Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 316

Never search for

exam resources

Get them delivered to you

Email Subscription
preparing for jeet

Preparing for Govt. Exams?

Here is you path to Jeet

View courses