INS Aditya provides rapid medical assistance to injured fisherman aboard boat in Goa

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An injured fisherman received prompt medical assistance from INS Aditya while on board the fishing vessel Mahonnathan about 75 nautical miles west of Goa on Thursday. The fisherman had suffered broken bones with crush injuries on the fingers of his right hand, PRO Defence, Mumbai informed.

INS Aditya provides quick medical assistance to the fisherman

Indian Coast Guard rescues seven fishermen stranded on the high seas

Previously, on January 2, 2022, ICG coordinated and rescued seven stranded IFB SREE fishermen 190 nautical miles from Chennai through an operation that started on December 31, 2021. ICG Dornier aircraft identified and located the boat. The fishing boat was reportedly adrift due to engine failure.

India successfully tests Rafale-Marine for INS Vikrant in Goa

Meanwhile, the navy version of the French-made Rafale fighter jet was successfully flight tested at a shore-based facility in Goa where conditions similar to those of the locally developed aircraft carrier INS Vikrant were simulated, a said a senior diplomat.

The Rafale-M is pitted against the American-made Super Hornet, both of which are being evaluated for possible purchase by the Indian Navy for deployment on the 44,000-ton INS Vikrant which is under consideration. trials in the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. for a probable commissioning in August.

“Tests were carried out to verify its (capacity) for take-off (of the Rafale-Marine) from the deck of your aircraft carrier (from India) and it worked very well,” the French ambassador said on Tuesday evening. in India Emmanuel Lenain to journalists here in a free interview. – rolling conversation.

The Rafale-M jet was tested for 12 days last month at the INS Hansa facility in Goa using a 283-meter simulated ski jump facility, Lenain added.

India’s new carrier was designed as a ski-jump launcher, unlike many other such carriers, which use a catapult for their jets. The aircraft selected by the Indian Navy must therefore be capable of taking off in this way, carrying all weapon systems and a full fuel load. Boeing’s Super Hornet or F/A-18, which is also being offered to India, is expected to undergo similar tests at INS Hansa next month. Suppliers have made modifications to the Rafale-M and Super Hornet to make them suitable for the Indian order, defense sources said.

(With contributions from the agency)

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