INAS 310, Indian Navy's most decorated unit, to celebrate Diamond Jubilee on March 21, 2021

March 20, 2021 Photo(s): By PRO(Navy)

Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 310, The Cobras, a maritime reconnaissance squadron of the Indian Navy based at Goa is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee on March 21, 2021. Commissioned at Hyéres, France on 21 Mar 61, the squadron holds the distinction of being the most decorated unit of the Indian Navy.

INAS 310 has rendered yeoman service to the nation in numerous operations since 1961 and continues to carry out daily surveillance operations over the coastline. The squadron operated the carrier borne Alize aircraft until 1991 and subsequently migrated to the shore based Dornier-228 aircraft.

In the last one year, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, flying across the length and breadth of the nation, the aircraft of the squadron have delivered critical medical supplies, COVID test kits and transported medical teams and samples, clocking close to 1000 sorties.

The erstwhile Alize aircraft of INAS 310 operating from an aircraft carrier
The shore based Dornier-228 aircraft operating in close formations
A paratrooper being deployed from a Dornier-228 aircraft
The Dornier-228 aircraft and their crew at the INAS 310 squadron hangar on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations