Boost for armed forces as 1st Chinook helicopter handed over to India


India has officially been handed over first of the Chinook helicopters at Boeing’s facility in the presence of Indian ambassador to US Harsh Shringla. The ‘India-Chinook Transfer Ceremony’ took place at  Boeing’s facility in Philadelphia.

DGAO, Air Marshal A Dev, from Air HQ (Vayu Bhawan), Consul General of India in New York Sandeep Chakravorty and Air Attache Air Cmde Shivanand were also present during the occasion.

According to the Indian mission in US, during his address, Ambassador Shringla lauded the “growing industry partnerships between India and US & commended Boeing for their commitment for the commitment to make in India.”

In 2015, India had placed the order for 22 AH-64E Apache attack, and 15 CH-47F(I) Chinook transport helicopters and will receive all of them this year.  Read More

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