Visit of RAAF P8A to Goa

June 7, 2022 Photo(s): By PRO (Navy)
Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) P8A and Indian Navy (IN) P8I

P8A aircraft of Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) arrived at Goa on June 6, 2022 to undertake coordinated operations with the P8I of Indian Navy (IN) from June 7-9, 2022.

The P8I squadron INAS 316 at INS Hansa, Goa will interact and host the RAAF P8A aircraft. The RAAF P8A and IN P8I aircraft will undertake coordinated operations involving Anti-Submarine Warfare and Surface surveillance from June 7-9, 2022.

Previously, IN P8I aircraft had operated from Darwin, Australia in April 2022 and undertaken coordinated operations with RAAF P8A in Northern Australian waters. The Indian and Australian P8 aircraft have been regularly undertaking coordinated operations, as part of various bilateral and multilateral exercises like MALABAR and AUSINDEX.