The Navy will hand over an IL-38 aircraft to the museum | Goa News


PANAJI: The Indian Navy is in the process of transferring a Soviet-era IL-38 maritime patrol aircraft to the state government which will be used to establish an aviation museum in North Goa, the General Officer Commanding Goa Region, Rear Admiral Philipose G Pynumootil, Saturday.
Speaking on Navy Day, Pynumootil said the Indian Navy remains in a state of increased combat and operational readiness to deal with any situation in the Indian Ocean region.
“We are in the process of transferring an IL-38 plane to the Goa government to establish an aviation museum. I’m sure the project would be up and running in the next few months and become a major tourist attraction, ”Pynumootil said.
Addressing the broader geostrategic security environment, Pynumootil said that with a distinct shift to the Indo-Pacific region, the Indian Navy remains ready for any challenge.
“Our responsibility as the preferred security provider in the IOR requires that the Indian Navy be the first responder in a crisis and provide assistance and humanitarian aid in the region. Dedicated surveillance missions by our units in our area of ​​interest and close association with friendly neighboring countries guarantee the same, ”Pynumootil said.
The admiral underlined the services rendered to help the civil administration, in particular the restoration of normalcy after Cyclone Tauktae and the vaccination center set up by the navy, administering more than 55,000 doses.
Three former naval chiefs were present for the function as well as retired and serving senior naval officers.

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