NEW DELHI - The Indian navy's maritime surveillance capabilities received a major setback with the mid-air collision of two Ilyushin IL-38 aircraft Oct. 1 in Goa. The Indian navy only had five IL-38s, and losing two means its surveillance strength has become precariously small for a nation the size of India, said a senior Indian navy officer. India's surveillance aircraft have two million kilometers of economic zone activity and more than 7,000 kilometers of coastline to patrol. ...


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