Indian Coast Guard commissions its second ALH Mk III Squadron in Kochi

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Indian Coast Guard chief VS Pathania on May 04, commissioned the second made in India ALH Mk III Squadron at Coast Guard Air Enclave (CGAE) in Kochi.

  • This is equipped with the indigenously developed Advanced Mark III (ALH Mark III) helicopters.

  • The second squadron of ALH Mk III choppers aims to boost the security of the western seaboard further and enhance India’s rescue capability.

  • The commissioning is a tremendous leap towards self-reliance in the field of search and rescue operations and long range maritime surveillance.

  • The indigenously developed ALH Mk-III helicopters are fitted with an array of state-of-the-art sensors that enhance the maritime prowess of the Coast Guard.

  • Four helicopters have been deployed in Kochi to cover the entire coast of Karnataka, Kerala and Lakshadweep.

  • The Squadron, led by Commandant Kunal Naik has nine officers and 35 men.

  • TLMC conference

  • The Coast Guard Headquarters-4 (Kerala and Mahe) at Fort Kochi organised the annual Technical and Logistics Management Committee Conference.

  • Coast Guard Commander (Western Seaboard) and senior officials are attending the conference. 

  • Director General VS. Pathania inaugurated the conference and acknowledged the force's collective efforts to maintain a fleet of 256 ships and aircraft.

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