The fleet of Long Range Maritime Aircraft operating under 312 A Naval Air squadron has 10,000 flight hours since induction in 2015.

Navy Chief Sunil Lanba has awarded unit citation to the fleet for the outstanding operational performance.

US defence major Boeing, the manufacturer of the aircraft, has congratulated the Indian Navy for the feat it achieved.

The Indian Navy operates eight P-8I aircraft for long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare missions and has ordered four additional P-8I aircraft, for which deliveries will begin in 2020.

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