Port Blair Chetak Flight

of the Indian Coast Guard

History

The Port Blair Chetak Flight was first activated aboard CGS Vivek on 12 October 1996, as the ship’s flight. On 9 October 1999, it went ashore and was renamed the Port Blair Chetak Flight. Other sources give 13 May 1996 as the date it became Port Blair Chetak Flight. The unit role is liaison/inshore SAR to the local area and visiting ICG ships.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Badge Example Serials
HAL Chetak 1 Oct 1996 – Present    

Unit Markings

Figure 1
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Main Bases

Base Duration
CGS Vivek 12 Oct 1996 – 9 Oct 99
CGAE Port Blair, Andoman Islands 9 Oct 1999 – Present

Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

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Other Sources

To be added.

Indian Coast Guard Extensive Flying Unit

of the Indian Coast Guard

History

The Indian Coast Guard Extensive Flying Unit (ICGEFU) was established in March 2002 to develop operational and training procedures for the introduction into regular service of the HAL Dhruv helicopter. It is presently operating from the premises of ICGAE (Goa). The Dhruv is capable of undertaking both coastal surveillance and SAR missions.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Badge Example Serials
HAL Dhruv 3 March 2002 – Present    

Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added

Main Bases

Base Duration
CGAE Goa (Dabolim) March 2002 – Present

Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

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Other Sources

To be added.