Is­lands get air strip at Diglipur

Sunday Express - - INDIA -

NAS Shibpur at Diglipur, the new­est air base in the Andamans, would be com­mis­sioned as INS Ko­hassa in Jan­uary 24, 2019. It is the third full-fledged base af­ter INS Baaz at Camp­bell Bay on Great Ni­co­bar Is­land over­look­ing the Straits of Malacca and INS Utkrosh at Port Blair. The com­mis­sion­ing will be over­seen by Navy Chief Ad­mi­ral Su­nil Lanba. The air strip will be used for both naval and civil pur­poses. It would pro­vide en­hanced con­nec­tiv­ity to North­ern An­daman Group of Is­lands and also in­crease the force’s surveil­lance ca­pa­bil­ity in the re­gion

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