Chandigarh: Preparations in full swing at Air Force Station to house Chinook helicopters

Hectic Preparations are underway at Air Force Station, Chandigarh, to prepare the infrastructure in order to house the first of the seven CH-47 (I) Chinook helicopters which will be stationed. The first four Chinook helicopters arrived in India at the Mundra port in Gujarat in semi-knocked down condition.

These are expected to reach Chandigarh by the first week of March and an induction ceremony for the helicopters in fully flying condition is expected to take place at the end of March. India has ordered a total of 15 Chinook helicopters from the US.

Sources in the Indian Air Force (IAF) maintain that the repair works at the hangars which will house these strategic lift twin rotor helicopters have been underway for the past couple of months. “These repairs and refurbishments, which were necessary for the new  Read More

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