COM­MIS­SION­ING OF COAST GUARD AIR EN­CLAVE, BHUBANESWAR & 743 SQUADRON

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In a be­fit­ting cer­e­mony, the Coast Guard Air En­clave Bhubaneswar and 743 Dornier Squadron have been com­mis­sioned by Vice Ad­mi­ral Anurag G. Thap­liyal, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral, In­dian Coast Guard, on De­cem­ber 15, 2014, at the Biju Pat­naik In­ter­na­tional Air­port Bhubaneswar. Var­i­ous de­fence and civil dig­ni­taries at­tended the func­tion. The units will op­er­ate un­der the op­er­a­tional and ad­min­is­tra­tive con­trol of the Com­man­der, Coast Guard Re­gion (North East) through the Com­man­der, Coast Guard Dis­trict No. 7 (Odisha). This has aug­mented the Coast Guard op­er­a­tions along the north­ern Bay of Ben­gal with area of re­spon­si­bil­ity of over 1.5 lakh square km of the In­dian ex­clu­sive eco­nomic zone.

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