INS Hansa marks diamond jubilee

Source: This post is based on the article “INS Hansa marks diamond jubilee” published in PIB on 5th September 2021.

What is the News?

Indian Navy’s premier air station INS Hansa is celebrating its diamond jubilee.

About INS Hansa

INS Hansa is an Indian naval air station located near Dabolim in Goa. It is India’s biggest naval airbase.

History of INS Hansa

INS Hansa was initially set up as a  Naval Jet Flight at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu in 1958. It was later commissioned as INS Hansa in 1961.

After the liberation of Goa, the Dabolim airfield was taken over by the Indian Navy in 1962 and INS Hansa shifted to Dabolim in 1964.

The airbase has increased its capability over the last six decades and is presently operating over 40 military aircraft, clocking an average yearly flying of over 5000 hours. 

The air station also supports civil aviation by handling domestic and international flights 24×7, with an average of 29000 flights in a year.

Note: INS Hansa is the host for the prestigious event of presentation of the President’s Colour to naval aviation by the Hon’ble President of India.

Source: This post is based on the article “INS Hansa marks diamond jubilee” published in PIB on 5th September 2021.

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