Indian Navy’s Chetak helicopters playing a major role in relief operations in Mozambique


The Indian Navy’s Chetak helicopters are playing a major role in the ongoing relief operations in Mozambique which was hit by a tropical cyclone earlier this month.

The Chetaks are being employed for evacuating the local population and dropping supplies, such as food and water, even as the 1960s vintage helicopter has become an obsolete part of the navy’s helicopter fleet. While the Chetaks, which have been in the navy’s service for decades, will be replaced by 111 Naval Utility  helicopter has departed from Mumbai for Mozambique. The helicopter will add to the existing Chetaks that are being used for relief efforts in the country.

INS Magar is headed for Mozambique’s Port Beira with relief material for the cyclone ravaged areas. “The Indian warship is carrying 300 T of relief supplies including essential medicines, anti – epidemic drugs   Read More

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