Four CH-47F helicopters would be officially inducted in the Indian Air Force’s 126 Flight squadron on 25 March, Livefist Defence has reported. The squadron based out of the Chandigarh air base is also equipped with Russian made Mil Mi-26 helicopters.
These Boeing manufactured Chinook helicopters would be be used for military transportation of troops and materials including fuel and heavy equipment to border areas.
In total India has signed a $3 billion deal with US manufacturer Boeing for the purchase of 15 CH-47F Chinook transport and 22 Apache AH-64E attack helicopters.
This mega defence deal also has a Make-In-India touch to it as Boeing has included 160 Indian firms in its supply chain including a joint venture for manufacturing Apache’s fuselage. Read More