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  • india INS Garuda

    Kochi, Kerala


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    3.9290 INS Dronacharya, Kerala
    26.9031VOCI Kochi Intl, Kerala
    177.6156VOTV Thiruvananthapuram Intl, Kerala
    257.5009VOMY Mysore, Karnataka
    366.7024VOYK Yelahanka AFS, Karnataka
    367.0024VOBG Bangalore, Karnataka

    1941 to present

    9° 56' 46.08'' N - 76° 16' 19.28'' E
    Willingdon Island, 6nm SE of Kochi
    Elevation: 8 feet

    History of this Location

    Opened in 1941 to support RAF movements in the area with a Coastal Defence Flight. It was later used by the Royal Navy but was released in 1946 and after WWII became known as INS Venduruthy II.
    It was recommissioned by the Indian Navy as INS Garuda on 11 May 1953. The base has grown considerably since then and is now home to a variety of Indian Navy operational units, training schools and a maintenance facility. INS Garuda, despite its south westerly location is part of Eastern Naval Command. It is also the base for a Coast Guard air squadron.

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    List of units at INS Garuda

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    YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
    normal: Unit no longer at this base
    2013/    INAS 322Dhruv 2013/   
    1980/00INAS 333 Ka-28 Helix-D 1989/   
    ka-25 1980/09
    ??/95INAS 330Sea King 1971/   
    INAS 336Sea King 1974/   

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