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
INAS312 P-8I Albatross ARK
INAS561 Chetak
SA 316B
Rotors

Chennai (VOMM)
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
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A newly ercected squadron equiped with Do228 will be based here.

Cochin (VOCC)
INS Garuda (Kochi)
Rwy: 13/31, 17/35
Pos: 09°56'51"N 076°16'23"E
Elev: 8 ft
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INAS322 Dhruv Guardians
INAS336 Sea King Mk42B Flaming Arrows W
INAS342 IAI Searcher Mk.II
IAI Heron
Flying Sentinels
INAS550 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
INAS300 MiG 29K
MiG 29KUB
White Tigers
INAS315 Il-38SD Winged Stallion DAB
INAS321 Chetak
SA 316B
Angels
INAS339 KA-31 Falcons

Chetak IN433 is starting up.
Photo: November 2001, Simon Watson
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 IN301/DAB.
Photo: Anonymus
Kamov Ka 31 IN569 of INAS 339 enables real-time network-centric warfare for the Indian Navy.
Photo: Simon Watson
Porbandar (VAPR)
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
INAS310 Do228-201 Cobras PBO
INAS343 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. INAS321 Chetak
SA 316B
Angels
INAS318 Do228-201 Hawks PBR

Ramnad (VORM)
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Badge
INAS344 IAI Searcher Mk.II
IAI Heron
Spirited Shadowers
A newly erected squadron equiped with Do228 will be based here.

Shikra INS
Rwy: HEL
Pos: 18°54'49"N 072°49'47"E
Elev: 16ft
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INAS330 Sea King Mk.42B Harpoons W
Marine Commando Flight Sea King Mk.42C Zappers X

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. INAS321 Chetak
SA 316B
Angels
INAS303 MiG 29K
MiG 29KUB
Black Panthers
INAS311 Do228-201 Kites VVZ
INAS333 KA-28 Eagles
INAS350 UH-3H Harpoons X
INAS551 Hawk Mk132 Phantoms

With the introduction of the BAe Hawk Mk.132 in the Navy, INAS 551 moved from Dabolim to Visakhapatnam.
Photo: Indian Navy
Kamov 28 IN596 of INAS 333 ‘Eagles’ is used for anti-submarine warfare.
Photo: Simon Watson
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