Port Blair, Jan. 13: The Coast Guard Region (A&N), inducted additional Dornier aircraft        CG 752 in the inventory of 745 squadron (CG) as part of its force augmentation in the region.    Dornier aircraft are multi-mission aircraft which are used extensively for carrying out Maritime Reconnaissance, Search and Rescue, Pollution Response and Anti Poaching missions.  CG 752 is fitted with hi-tech sensors for carrying out Maritime Reconnaissance.  With induction of CG 752 in the region, the Coast Guard Region (A&N) has 03 Dorniers and      01 Chetak in its inventory for carrying out surveillance of Andaman and Nicobar region.

An impressive reception ceremony was organized for the induction of the aircraft at the Coast Guard Interim Hangar, Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair on 12 Jan 2013.  The Commanding Officers of CG Ships and

Officers-in-Charge of CG establishments attended the event along with family members. In addition, Shri Manoj K Gangal, Airport Director, senior staff of AAI and representatives from print & electronic media were also present. 

The event was graced by the presence of Inspector General VSR Murthy, PTM, TM, Commander Coast Guard Region (A&N).  The event comprised of traditional welcome ceremony including pooja for the newly received aircraft followed by address by the Regional Commander.  The A&N Police band added colour to the function. 

Inspector General VSR Murthy in his address, highlighted on the achievements of Coast Guard Air Enclave in the region, wherein the CG aircraft have been instrumental in apprehending large number of poachers and saving many precious lives at sea, braving adverse weather conditions. The Chief Guest, while complimenting the squadron personnel for their good work, has advised them to be more vigilant ensure safe and secure seas of the A&N Islands.