Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Another Naval Air Station Shibpur after INS Baaz

Today, Indian Navy has converted a sparing used Campbell Bay Airstrip to a full-fledged operational base by commissioning the facility as Indian Naval Air Station Baaz.

However, if you thought that this is all about the good news on the expansion spree of Indian Navy, then brace yourself as there is more to come. As per the sources, the commissioning of NAS Baaz on the southern tip of Great Nicobar island will be followed by an upgrade of Shibpur airstrip on the northern tip of the Andamans, converting it into another Naval Air Station.

The Shibpur airstrip in north Andamans will be extended from 3,200 feet to 12,000 feet to support all types of aircraft and night-flying operations.

First landing of the C130J Super Hercules at Car Nicobar Airbase in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
( Image Courtesy - newindianexpress.com )

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