INAS 310

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INAS 310
INAS 310 insignia.jpg
INAS 310 Insignia
Active 21 March 1961 - present[1]
Country  India
Branch Indian Navy seal Indian Navy
Garrison/HQ INS Sardar Patel
Nickname(s) The Cobras
Aircraft flown
Dornier Do 228[2]

The INAS 310 is an Indian naval air squadron based at INS Sardar Patel. It was formerly based at INS Hansa.[3]


INAS 310 was formed on 21 March 1961 with Breguet Alizé carrier-based anti-submarine warfare aircraft.[4][5] Starting from 1991, the squadron was re-equipped with Dornier Do 228 aircraft configured for surveillance and electronic-warfare roles.[6] The squadron was re-based to INS Sardar Patel from INS Hansa on 29 September 2017.[7]

INAS 310 has participated in Operation Vijay (1961), Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, Operation Pawan, Kargil War and Operation Parakram.[2]


  1. ^ "The Golden Cobras". Vayu Aerospace. June 2011. Retrieved 25 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Indian Navy's Information Warfare squadron base INAS-310 'COBRA' celebrated its golden jubilee". Frontier India. 22 March 2011. Archived from the original on 23 March 2011. Retrieved 25 December 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "INAS 310 – The Cobras". Indian Navy. Archived from the original on 29 May 2015. Retrieved 25 December 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "DORNIERS | Indian Navy". Indian Navy. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  5. ^ "INAS 310 re-equips with Dornier 228s" (PDF). Vayu Aerospace and Defence Review. No. 5. Society for Aerospace Studies. September–October 2017. p. 147.
  6. ^ Hiranandani, G. M. (2000). Transition to Triumph: History of the Indian Navy, 1965-1975. Lancer Publishers. p. 277. ISBN 9781897829721.
  7. ^ "INAS 310 relocated at Porbandar" (PDF). Vayu Aerospace and Defence Review. No. 6. Society for Aerospace Studies. November–December 2017. p. 15.
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