Air Display - 2015 at INS Shikra for differently abled children and school children
As a part of ‘Navy Day 2015’ celebrations, Air Display for differently abled children and school children is being organized from 16-19 November 2015 at Naval Air Station, INS Shikra. 16 and 17 November is dedicated to differently abled children and 18 and 19 November is dedicated to school children. The static display of Chetak, Seaking and Kamov helicopters was carried out with demonstration of role and capability of each helicopter. A large number of children visited today and are scheduled to visit over the next three days the air station and utilized the opportunity to understand and appreciate the services being rendered by the Air Arm of the Indian Navy. This thrilling and motivating exposure to the helicopters and insight of the naval life would indeed leave an imprint on both hearts and minds of the visiting children.
INS Shikra, located in Colaba provides basing facilities and operational support to Naval and Coast Guard helicopters including ship borne flights of Western Fleet during disembarked period. Many urgent search and rescue operations undertaken at sea in and around Mumbai are launched from this air station.
The Indian Navy observes December 4 as Navy day to commemorate the successful missile attack on Karachi during the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971 and to salute its valiant heroes.