Coast Guard Air Squadron 700

of the Indian Coast Guard
 

Key Facts

Short Name:
Nickname: unknown
Main Role: Maritime Patrol
Secondary Role: Surveillance
First Formed: 1983
Parent Unit: Coast Guard HQ
Current Status: Active

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

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Main Bases

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

Photographs

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