Diamond Jubilee of the Oldest Naval Air Squadron

Indian Navy’s first Naval Air Squadron 550 celebrated its Diamond Jubilee at naval base Kochi after Completing 60 glorious years of yeoman service to the nation.

The squadron has flown 14 different types of aircraft starting with the Sea land Aircraft to the Dornier maritime reconnaissance aircraft being presently flown.

The squadron has been part of several operations, from the 1971 Indo-Pak war to Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations during the December 2004 Tsunami, Cyclone Okhi in 2017 and the 2018 Kerala floods.

Source: The Press Information Bureau

Static/Current Takeaways Important For LIC AAO Mains 2019:

  • Vice Admiral Karambir Singh has been appointed as the next Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS).

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