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INS AIR Parundu

Last modified: 13 Sep 2019, submitted by: Joker

Country: India    Region: Tamil Nadu

Latitude: 9° 19' 27" N     Longitude: 78° 58' 18" E

Area use / Military Branches: NAS


Former abandoned Ramnad Civil Aerodrome. Naval aviation first utilized the facility in 1982, to monitor the Palk Strait in the wake of the Sri Lankan Civil War. The airfield was transferred to the Navy in 1985 and the naval air station was initially commissioned INS Rajali II.
In 2009 renamed and commissioned INS Parundu, Tamil for eagle. The facilities have been upgraded to operate larger aircraft.
Units operating from INS Parundu use HAL Chetak helicopters, Islander and Dornier Do 228 reconnaissance aircraft.
Besides upgrading the runway, the navy has installed dedicated facilities to operate UAVs.

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