Armed Forces Overviews
India - Navy
India - Navy
Bharatiya Nau Sena
Pride of the Indian Naval Aviation MiG 29K IN673 of the INAS 303 ‘Black Panthers’ seen landing at Dabolim.
Photo: Anonymus
Arkonam (VOAR)
Rajali INS
Rwy: 06/24
Pos: 13°04'16"N 079°41'28"E
Elev: 265ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
INAS 312 P-8I Albatross ARK
INAS 561 Chetak
SA 316B
Rotors

P-8I IN326/ARK visiting Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Int'l on 6 February 2016.
Photo: Janam Parikh
Chennai (VOMM)
Rwy: 07/25, 12/30
Pos: 12°59'42"N 080°10'32"E
Elev: 52 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
INAS 313 Do228-201 Sea Eagle

Cochin (VOCC)
INS Garuda (Kochi)
Rwy: 13/31, 17/35
Pos: 09°56'51"N 076°16'23"E
Elev: 8 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
INAS 322 Dhruv Guardians
INAS 336 Sea King Mk42B Flaming Arrows W
INAS 342 IAI Searcher Mk.II
IAI Heron
Flying Sentinels
INAS 550 Do228-201
Pipistrel Virus SW80
Flying Fish COC

Dhruv IN706 of INAS322, augments the Chetaks of INAS321 in the SAR role.
Photo: Simon Watson
Goa/Dabolim (VAGO)
INS Hansa
Rwy: 08/26
Pos: 15°22'51"N 073°49'53"E
Elev: 184 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
INAS 300 MiG 29K
MiG 29KUB
White Tigers
INAS 315 Il-38SD Winged Stallion DAB
INAS 339 KA-31 Falcons
NFTS / INAS 552 no a/c assigned

The original delivered Ilyushins have been upgraded in Russia to use the Sea Dragon suite. Part of this is easy recognizable by its rooftop antenna on INAS 315 Il-38SD Sea Dragon IN301/DAB returning from a routine sortie on a clean, summer afternoon.
Photo: May 2014, Vivek Manvi
Kamov Ka 31 IN569 of INAS 339 enables real-time network-centric warfare for the Indian Navy.
Photo: Simon Watson
INS Parundu (VORM)
Rwy: 01/19
Pos: 09°19'30"N 078°58'18"E
Elev: 23 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
INAS 344 IAI Searcher Mk.II
IAI Heron
Spirited Shadowers
A newly erected squadron equiped with Do228 will be based here.

Porbandar (VAPR)
Rwy: 09/27
Pos: 21°39'01"N 069°39'31"E
Elev: 23 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
INAS 310 Do228-201 Cobras PBO
INAS 343 IAI Searcher Mk.II
IAI Heron
Frontier Formidables

Dornier 228-201 IN221/PBO of the INAS310.
Photo: Anonymus
Port Blair AFS (VOPB)
Andaman Islands
Rwy: 04/22
Pos: 11°38'53"N 092°44'05"E
Elev: 16 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
det. INAS 321 Chetak
SA 316B
Angels
det. INAS 344 (tdy) IAI Searcher Mk.II
IAI Heron
Spirited Shadowers
INAS 318 Do228-201 Hawks PBR

Shikra INS
Rwy: HEL
Pos: 18°54'49"N 072°49'47"E
Elev: 16ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
INAS 321 Chetak
SA 316B
Angels
INAS 330 Sea King Mk.42B Harpoons W
Marine Commando Flight Sea King Mk.42C Zappers X

Chetak IN433 is starting up.
Photo: November 2001, Simon Watson
Sea King Mk42C IN557/X of the Marine Commando Flight on board the USS Anchorage during a combined Indian/US exercise.
Photo: 26 December 2018, Sgt. Austin Maely/USMC
Vishakhapatnam (VOVZ)
Rwy: 05/23, 10/28
Pos: 17°43'16"N 083°13'16"E
Elev: 10 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
det. INAS 321 Chetak
SA 316B
Angels
INAS 303 MiG 29K
MiG 29KUB
Black Panthers
INAS 311 Do228-201 Kites VVZ
INAS 333 KA-28 Eagles
INAS350 UH-3H Saras X
INAS 551 Hawk Mk132 Phantoms

Do228-201 IN236/VVZ on 22 January 2016.
Photo: Janam Parikh
Kamov 28 IN596 of INAS 333 ‘Eagles’ is used for anti-submarine warfare.
Photo: Simon Watson
With the introduction of the BAe Hawk Mk.132 in the Navy, INAS 551 moved from Dabolim to Visakhapatnam.
Photo: Indian Navy
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