IAF to withdraw choppers on UN duties in Africa

Updated on Jul 16, 2010 08:54 PM IST
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Air Marshal N V Tyagi, Deputy Chief of the Air Staff New Delhi on Thursday said that the Indian Air Force (IAF) will progressively phase out its helicopters currently used in the United Nations Peacekeeping Missions in the African nations of Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan. Air Marshal N V Tyagi flagged-off a new contingent of the IAF to United Nations Peace Keeping Force (UNPKF) to Congo and noted that the helicopters pulled out from Congo would not be inducted in anti-Maoist operations, as reported by the media.

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