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IAF adds muscle to its firepower:IAF inducts Chinook

What is Chinook and its features.

  • The CH-47 Chinook is an advanced multi-mission helicopter that will provide the Indian Air Force with unmatched strategic airlift capability across the full spectrum of combat and humanitarian missions.
  • The Chinook has unsurpassed ability to deliver heavy payloads to high altitudes, and is eminently suitable for operations in the high Himalayas. The aircraft has been battle-tested in diverse, extreme conditions throughout the world, and has proven capability to operate in the wide range of conditions that typify the Indian subcontinent.
  • The Indian Air Force currently has 15 Chinook helicopters on order and the first Chinook arrived in February 2019.
  • On February 10th Boeing announced the arrival of the first four CH-47F (I) Chinooks for the Indian Air Force at the Mundra Port in Gujarat. The CH-47F (I) Chinook will be ferried to Chandigarh and was formally inducted on 25 march 2019
  • The ceremony was attended by the Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, Chief of Air Staff, senior officers from the Indian Air Force and officials from Boeing.
  • The induction of the CH-47F(I) Chinook is an asset to the Indian Air Force’s airlift capabilities,” said Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, Chief of Air Staff. “This modern, multi-mission-capable, heavy-lift transport helicopter will enhance our heli-lift capability across all types of terrain to full effect.” 
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