Satellite and aerial maps of INS Garuda with nearby locations
|3.9||290||INS Dronacharya, Kerala|
|26.9||031||VOCI||Kochi Intl, Kerala|
|177.6||156||VOTV||Thiruvananthapuram Intl, Kerala|
|366.7||024||VOYK||Yelahanka AFS, Karnataka|
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.
List of units at INS Garuda
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|Years||Rotary Wing Aircraft Unit||bold : Current Model|
normal: Unit no longer at this base
|2013/||INAS 322||Dhruv 2013/ |
|1980/00||INAS 333||Ka-28 Helix-D 1989/ |
|??/95||INAS 330||Sea King 1971/ |
|INAS 336||Sea King 1974/ |