Indian Navy to commission a new airbase

The Indian Navy is planning to commission a new airbase INS Kohassa on January 24 in the strategically located Andaman and Nicobar islands.
Arjun Manjunadha

Last Updated: Jan 08,2019 14:37 IST

Indian Navy to commission a new airbase

08 January 2019 Current Affairs:

The Indian Navy is planning to commission a new airbase 100 miles north of Port Blair in the strategically located Andaman and Nicobar islands. Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba will commission the base, INS Kohassa on January 24.
This will be India’s fourth air base and the third naval air facility in the archipelago, which are more closer to Southeast Asia than to the Indian mainland, overlooking key sea lanes of communication and strategic choke points.
The base will initially operate choppers and Dornier short-range surveillance aircraft. The base can also act as an alternate runway to Port Blair for civilian traffic in case of emergencies.

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