New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during his visit to Mumbai undertook a sortie on the Indian Navy P8I Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance Anti-Submarine Warfare aircraft.
During the mission, long range surveillance, electronic warfare, imagery intelligence, Anti Submarine Warfare missions and Search and Rescue capabilities employing the state-of-the-art mission suite and sensors were demonstrated, Defence Ministry said.
The flight crew for this sortie comprised of two Pilots and seven Naval Air Operations Officers including three women officers.
The induction of P8I aircraft commencing 2013, have significantly enhanced Indian Navy’s persistent surveillance operations in the Indian Ocean Region.
Rajnath Singh went to Mumbai on Tuesday to launch two indigenous frontline warships- INS Surat and INS Udaygiri for the Indian Navy.