Ministry of Defence


Posted On: 07 JUN 2022 6:30PM by PIB Delhi

P8A aircraft of Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) arrived at Goa on 06 Jun 22 to undertake coordinated operations with the P8I of Indian Navy (IN) from 07 - 09 Jun 22. 

          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 07 to 09 June 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.


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