State of the art Military Helicopters for Indian Air Force arrive from US under mega defence deal

State of the art Military Helicopters for Indian Air Force arrive from US under mega defence deal
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NEW DELHI - India had finalised a mega contract with Boeing to procure 22 Apache helicopters and 15 Chinooks for the Air Force.

American aerospace major Boeing on Sunday announced the arrival of the first batch of Chinook military helicopters for the Air Force at Mundra port in Gujarat.

A statement from the company said the CH47F (I) Chinooks will be ferried to Chandigarh, where they will be formally inducted into the Air Force later this year.

The Chinook is a multi-role, vertical-lift platform, which is used for transporting troops, artillery, equipment and fuel. by Taboola link: Sponsored Links link: . link Warning Signs You May Have CancerSigns You link

It is also used for humanitarian and disaster relief operations and in missions such as transportation of relief supplies and mass evacuation of refugees. [image: 80dr3p38]

India had finalised a mega contract with Boeing to procure 22 Apache helicopters and 15 Chinooks for the Air Force in September 2015.

"The CH-47F (I) Chinook is an advanced multi-mission helicopter that will provide the Indian armed forces with unmatched strategic airlift capability across the full spectrum of combat and humanitarian missions. The Indian Air Force currently has 15 Chinook helicopters on order," the statement said.

India had finalised a mega contract with Boeing to procure 22 Apache helicopters and 15 Chinooks for the Air Force in September 2015

New Delhi