A C‑130J Super Hercules aircraft touched down at the Air Force Station on Car Nicobar today on its maiden flight to the island, marking a big leap for the Indian Force in projecting its strategic reach to the remote and far-flung air base.
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After almost 6 hours of flight from Air Force Station Hindan, near Delhi, Group Captain Tejbir Singh, Commanding Officer of the Hercules Squadron, accomplished the task of landing at Car Nicobar Air base.
The crew was received by the Chief Operations Officer Wing Commander Sanjay M Nijai. The staff from HQ Andaman & Nicobar Command and Air Commodore T K Sinha were also present on the occasion.
The C – 130 J is one of the latest warbirds with state-of-the-art avionics and defensive suites. It has the ability to execute special operations involving not only the Air Force elements but also Army and Naval forces to achieve the assigned task by displaying a great synergy between them.
This also show cases our ability and operational infrastructure to induct variety of forces & technology. This endorses the vision of our planners to induct this magnificent machine into the tech savvy Indian Air Force. It is indeed a proud and historic moment which will go down the annals of Indian Air Force’s only island base rightfully known as ‘Commendable Carnic’.
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