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New Air Base in India

New Air Base in India 13 October, 2016

India opened a Naval Air Enclave (NAE) at the Cochin International Airport on 5 October. The Defence Ministry stated that the setting up of the NAE would facilitate the operations of Boeing P8I aircraft from CIAL to enhance the surveillance of the area around the Western coast and the strategic Lakshadweep and Minicoy Islands. The naval air enclave would be utilized to accommodate and operate aircraft which cannot be operated from INS Garuda due to inadequate runway length available.

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