IAF inducts 4 combat-ready Chinook helicopters

Updated on Apr 25, 2020 01:21 AM IST

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.(Keshav Singh/HT Photo)
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)
Chandigarh | ByIndo Asian News Service

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.

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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.)

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