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TNPSC Current affairs April 2017 08 and 09 for group 1 & group 2 mains

TNPSC Current Affairs April 2017 

TU-142M, long range Maritime Patrol aircraft of the Indian Navy was decommissioned.

TU-142M, one of the long range Maritime Patrol Aircraft of Indian Navy which was de-inducted after 29 years of service and arrived at INS Dega , Vishakhapatnam ,which will be turned into a museum.

N Chandrababu Naidu ,Chief minister of Andhra Pradesh received the aircraft. Vice Admiral HCS Bisht ,Flag Officer Commanding-in-chief, Eastern Naval command and other officials attended the ceremony.

About TU-142M



  • The TU-142M has taken part in all major exercises and operations including Operation Cactus in Maldives, Op Vijay in 1998, Op Parakram in 2002 and Anti-piracy Operations.
  • It is nick named as Bear by NATO,it has the capability to detect and destroy enemy submarines moving deep and stealthily in sea.
  • It was the heaviest, fastest and highest flying turbo prop with max flying speed of over 800 Kmph.

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