Indian Air Force inducts combat-ready Chinook helicopters


The Indian Air Force has formally inducted Monday four US-made Chinook heavy-lift helicopters at Chandigarh’s Air Force Station 12 Wing. The India specific CH- 47F (I) is a heavy lift, tandem rotor helicopter which currently serves the armed forces of 19 countries.

Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa inducted the twin rotor chopper today morning. Incidentally the Indian Air Force received its first CH-47F (I) Chinook on February 10 at the Mundra port in Gujarat. The helicopter is expected to o greatly enhance India’s capabilities across a range of military & HADR missions.

As ET had reported in July 2018, the Chinook is an iconic twin rotor chopper. It is a battle proven machine that has flown countless missions into warzones from Vietnam to Afghanistan and Iraq.   Read More

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