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Old 25th Oct 2016, 13:25
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Originally Posted by cornish-stormrider View Post
Nice to see that the bona jet is still out there and you are still having the old fun n games trying to keep it in the air
The Indian Navy retired the Sea Harrier during May 2016. Replaced by the MiG-29K.

The illustrious and unique Sea Harriers of Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS 300) were given a befitting farewell in a function organised at INS Hansa, Goa on Wednesday.

The function was attended by Admiral RK Dhowan, Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief Western Naval Command, serving and retired Officers and men of the Indian Navy and all personnel who have served in the INAS 300.

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In appreciation of the faithful service to the nation by INAS 300 'White Tigers', an impressive ceremony was held today which saw the Sea Harriers fly for one last time, and MiG-29K flanking their outgoing cousins and ceremoniously taking their place.

The air display included supersonic pass by MiG 29s and formation flying by two each Sea Harriers and MiG 29Ks.

The composite air display symbolized a smooth transition from the old to the new in continuance with the proud legacy of the INAS 300.

On completion of the Air display, 'washing down of the Sea Harriers' was carried out in a traditional manner. A first day cover was also released by Admiral RK Dhowan to mark the occasion.
Indian Navy bids farewell to iconic Sea Harrier, welcomes MIG-29K fighter jets | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis
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