INS Dega

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INS Dega
ఐఎన్ఎస్ డేగా
आईएनएस देगा
Airport type Naval Air Station
Operator Indian Navy
Location Visakhapatnam, India
Elevation AMSL 15 ft / 5 m
Coordinates 17°43′16″N 083°13′28″E / 17.72111°N 83.22444°E / 17.72111; 83.22444Coordinates: 17°43′16″N 083°13′28″E / 17.72111°N 83.22444°E / 17.72111; 83.22444
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 1,829 6,000 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF

INS Dega (IATA: N/AICAO: VOVZ), is an Indian naval air station located near Visakhapatnam, in Andhra Pradesh on the east coast of India.[1][2]


The Indian Navy initially started aviation operations in Visakhapatnam in the late 1970s, with the construction of four helipads adjacent to the civil airfield. The airport at Visakhapatnam was transferred from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in 1986. The air station was then called Naval Air Station, Visakhapatnam. Additional hangars, maintenance facilities and an operations complex were constructed soon after.

On 21 October 1991, the air station was renamed and formally commissioned as INS Dega by then Vice Admiral Laxminarayan Ramdas.[3] It is named for the Telugu language word for a kite.


Indian Naval Air Squadrons based at INS Dega include:


  1. ^ "Naval Air Stations". Indian Navy. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  2. ^ "Vishakhapatnam". World Aero Data. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  3. ^ "INS Dega". Indian Navy. Retrieved July 5, 2013.