Defence Minister Onboard Indian Navy’s P-8I Aircraft

Issue: 2/2022 Photo(s): By Indian Navy

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh undertook a sortie on the Indian Navy P-8I Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance Anti-Submarine Warfare aircraft. During the mission, long range surveillance, electronic warfare, imagery intelligence, ASW missions and Search & Rescue capabilities employing the state-of-theart mission suite and sensors were demonstrated. The flight crew for this sortie comprised of two Pilots and seven Naval Air Operations Officers including three women officers. The induction of P-8I aircraft have significantly enhanced Indian Navy’s persistent surveillance operations in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).