IAF to formally induct four of 15 Chinook heavy lift helicopters tomorrow

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is all set to induct the first four of its 15 Chinook heavy-lift choppers on Monday.

The induction will take place in Chandigarh where these helicopters have been deployed.

Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa will induct the planes into the force, the IAF said.

Revealing features of the chopper, IAF posted on its official Twitter handle: “Chinook is a heavy lift, tandem rotor helicopter which serves armed forces of 19 countries. It is a multi-role platform and is used for the transport of troops and material among other roles. It will
greatly enhance IAF’s HADR capability.”

India has paid close to USD 1.5 billion for 15 of these helicopters which would be also used for deploying troops and machinery at high altitude locations.

The supplies of Apaches will also start by September this year when they start arriving at the Pathankot airbase.

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