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IAF inducts 4 combat-ready Chinook helicopters

Each Chinook helicopter has a payload capacity of about 10 tonne which is a major boost to India’s strategic airlift capability.

india Updated: Mar 25, 2019 14:15 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Chandigarh
The Indian Air Force (IAF) received its first CH-47F (I) Chinook on February 10 at the Mundra port in Gujarat.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) received its first CH-47F (I) Chinook on February 10 at the Mundra port in Gujarat.(Keshav Singh/HT Photo)
         

Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa on Monday formally inducted four US-made Chinook heavy-lift helicopters at Air Force Station 12 Wing in Chandigarh.

Two hangars and logistics facilities were created in Chandigarh for the Chinook helicopters.

Each Chinook helicopter has a payload capacity of about 10 tonne which is a major boost to India’s strategic airlift capability.

 

The Indian Air Force (IAF) received its first CH-47F (I) Chinook on February 10 at the Mundra port in Gujarat.

The Chinook will be used to move troops, artillery, ammunition, supplies and equipment on the battlefield. Besides, they can be used for medical evacuation.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.)

First Published: Mar 25, 2019 12:23 IST

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