Coast Guard Air Squadron 700

of the Indian Coast Guard

History

Coast Guard Air Squadron 700 (CGAS 700) was the first fixed-wing unit of the ICG. It was first activated with two Fokker F27s on dry lease from Indian Airlines on 30 July 1983. They had no special reconnaissance sensors, and so all missions were flown using unaided aircrew vision. By August 1997 the lease had expired and the aircraft were returned to Indian Airlines. The unit therefore commenced re-equipment with the Do 228 in early 1997. The unit role is maritime patrol of the Bay of Bengal region, under the control of CGS Haldia.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Badge Example Serials
Fokker F27-101 2 July 1983 – Aug 1997   CG 710
Dornier Do 228-101 4 early 1997 – Present   CG 752, CG 754

Unit Markings

Figure 1
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Main Bases

Base Duration
CGAE Kolkata (Calcutta Dum Dum) July 1983 – Present

Photographs

None currently available.

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References

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Coast Guard Air Squadron 744

of the Indian Coast Guard

History

Coast Guard Air Squadron 744 (CGAS 744) was the first unit to be equipped with the Do 228. It was first formed on 2 April 1990 (some sources say 10 April) with one Do 228 and two pilots at Meenambakkam airport. By 28 April 1991 (or 26 April), when it was formally commisioned, it had 4 Do 228s and had moved to the newly opened ICG air station at Meenambakkam. The unit role is maritime patrol along the Eastern coast of India.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Badge Example Serials
Dornier Do 228-101 4 Apr 1990 – Present   CG 757

Unit Markings

Figure 1
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Main Bases

Base Duration
Meenambakkam airport, Chennai Apr 1990 – Apr 1991
CGAS Chennai (Madras-Meenambakkah) Apr 1991 – Present

Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • World Air Power Journal No.7 p.8-9

Other Sources

To be added.

Coast Guard Air Squadron 745

of the Indian Coast Guard

History

Coast Guard Air Squadron 745 (CGAS 745) was first activated on 5 January 1996 with two Do 228 aircraft. It operates from the premises of the Andoman and Nicobar Flying Institute. The unit role is maritime patrol of the Andaman Islands and Nicobar Islands region.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Badge Example Serials
Dornier Do 228-101 2 Jan 1996 – Present    

Unit Markings

Figure 1
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Main Bases

Base Duration
CGAE Port Blair, Andaman Islands Jan 1996 – Present

Photographs

None currently available.

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References

  • To be added

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Coast Guard Air Squadron 747

of the Indian Coast Guard

History

Coast Guard Air Squadron 747 (CGAS 747) was first activated circa 2003. The unit role is maritime patrol of the south Western coast of India.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Badge Example Serials
Dornier Do 228-101 2 2003 – Present    

Unit Markings

Figure 1
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Main Bases

Base Duration
CGAE Kochi (Cochin) 2003 – Present

Photographs

None currently available.

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References

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Coast Guard Air Squadron 750

of the Indian Coast Guard

History

Coast Guard Air Squadron 750 (CGAS 750) was first commissioned on 18 July 1986 at Santa Cruz airport, Mumbai. It’s initial equipment was the two German-built Do 228-101s. The third German Dornier arrived in July 1987. In mid 1988 the unit received the first two HAL-built Do 228-101. In January 1987 (some sources state June) the unit moved to a new permanent base at Daman. The unit role is maritime patrol of the Western coast of India.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Badge Example Serials
Dornier Do 228-101 5 July 1986 – Present   CG 755

Unit Markings

Figure 1
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Main Bases

Base Duration
Santa Cruz Airport, Mumbai (Bombay) July 1986 – January 1987
CGAS Daman (Bombay) January 1987 – Present

Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • To be added

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Coast Guard Air Squadron 800

of the Indian Coast Guard

History

Coast Guard Air Squadron 800 (CGAS 800) was the first ICG air unit to be established. It was formally commissioned on 22 May 1982 with 2 Chetak helicopters (CG 801 and CG 802) at Dabolim Airport, Goa. By 1993 the unit was reported to be at Daman, but in 1998 was reported to be back at Dabolim. This move was probably associated with the creation of 841 Sqn at Daman. The unit role is liaison/SAR.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Badge Example Serials
HAL Chetak 8? May 1982 – Present   CG 803, CG 814

Unit Markings

Figure 1
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Main Bases

Base Duration
CGAE Goa (Dabolim) May 1982 – ?
CGAS Daman (Bombay) by 1993
CGAE Goa (Dabolim) by 1998 – Present

Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • Vayu Aerospace Review

Other Sources

To be added.

Coast Guard Air Squadron 841

of the Indian Coast Guard

History

Coast Guard Air Squadron 841 (CGAS 841) was officially commissioned on 22 March 1995 (some sources say 22 November). The unit role is liaison/SAR.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Badge Example Serials
HAL Chetak 4? Mar 1995 – Present    

Unit Markings

Figure 1
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Main Bases

Base Duration
CGAS Daman (Bombay) Mar 1995 – Present

Photographs

None currently available.

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References

  • To be added

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Coast Guard Air Squadron 842

of the Indian Coast Guard

History

Coast Guard Air Squadron 842 (CGAS 842) was formed circa 2000. The unit role is liaison/SAR.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Badge Example Serials
HAL Chetak 4? 2000 – Present    

Unit Markings

Figure 1
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Main Bases

Base Duration
INS Kunjali, Mumbai 2000 – Present

Photographs

None currently available.

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References

  • To be added

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Coast Guard Air Squadron 848

of the Indian Coast Guard

History

Coast Guard Air Squadron 848 (CGAS 848) was first formed with two Chetaks in April 1991. On 6 August 1993 it was formally commissioned. The unit role is liaison/inshore SAR.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Badge Example Serials
HAL Chetak 4? Apr 1991 – Present   CG 807

Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added

Main Bases

Base Duration
CGAS Chennai (Madras-Meenambakkah) Apr 1991 – Present

Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • World Air Power Journal No.7 p.8-9

Other Sources

To be added.