COMMISSIONING OF COAST GUARD AIR ENCLAVE, BHUBANESWAR & 743 SQUADRON
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.