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India to Mark 60 Years of Naval Aviation

India to Mark 60 Years of Naval Aviation

The Indian Navy is celebrating the diamond jubilee of its aviation wing May 11 with the commissioning of its first shipboard Mikoyan MiG-29K combat jet squadron in Goa.

The aircraft will be deployed on the carrier INS Vikramaditya, currrently undergoing sea trials in Russia and which is expected to be inducted later this year.

Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha, flag officer commanding-in-chief of the spearhead Western Command and India’s seniormost naval aviator, told India Strategic (www.indiastrategic.in) defence magazine that the occasion is a proud moment for the naval personnel because of the rich history on the one hand and, on the other, the impending transformation into a formidable force in the coming years.

For the complete story by the Indo-Asian News Service via ZeeNews.com, click here.

Updated: May 5, 2013 — 7:48 PM

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