Image courtesy: Indian Air Force Twitter
Image courtesy: Indian Air Force Twitter

IAF to induct Chinook heavy-lift choppers tomorrow

ANI | Updated: Mar 24, 2019 13:35 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar 24 (ANI): The Indian Air Force (IAF) will induct the first four of its 15 Chinook heavy-lift choppers on Monday 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.
Chinook is one of the two helicopters other than the Apache attack choppers for which India had signed deals in 2015-16. The supplies of Apaches will also start by September this year when they start arriving at the Pathankot airbase. (ANI)