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India, Russia to open military chopper repair centre by late 2019

ANI | Updated: Mar 27, 2019 20:42 IST

Langkawi [Malaysia], Mar 27 (ANI): A new centre to repair Russian helicopters of Mi-17V-5 type will be operational in Chandigarh, India, by the end of 2019, according to Russian Helicopters Deputy Director General Igor Chechikov.
Speaking to journalists at the LIMA 2019 air show here, Chechikov said: "The Russian side is carrying out pre-commissioning activities as part of an offset to create the Major Repair Center in the city of Chandigarh for a number of main units and subsystems of helicopters of Mi-17V-5 type. There are plans to start their testing repairs before the end of 2019," according to TASS.
He highlighted the possibility of extending the capabilities of this centre in the future, provided the Indian side is “interested”. (ANI)