Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 312
Five Super Constellation aircraft of the Air Force's No 6 Squadron at Pune were taken over from the Air Force on 18 November 76 and designated INAS 312. The Super Connies phased out in 1983 and in due course were replaced by the Russian TU 142s which arrived in 1988.
On 30 March 1988, the first three TU 142 M aircraft landed at HANSA after a non stop flight from Russia. Two more aircraft arrived on 13 April. The squadron was commissioned at HANSA on 16 April and designated INAS 312. The remaining three aircraft arrived between August and October 1988.
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