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Heavy-lift Chinook helicopters inducted into Indian Air Force

Chandigarh: The Indian Air Force has added muscle to its firepower with induction of first four heavy-lift Chinook helicopters in Chandigarh on Monday.

This is in the first four of its 15 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters the IAF is going to induct in its operation.These are new multi-role helicopters which will add significant muscle to IAF’s capabilities along the borders with China and Pakistan.The first four helicopters, to be deployed at Chandigarh’s Air Force Station 12 Wing, were formally inducted in IAF by Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa here on March 25.IAF took the delivery of the four choppers from Boeing on Sunday.

Dhanoa said the country faces multiple security challenges and IAF required vertical lift capabilities across a diversified terrain.The Air Chief Marshal said Chinook has been procured with India specific enhancements and it is a national asset and added that the helicopter can carry out military operations  during the day and night.He said another unit will be created for the East in Dinjan (Assam).According to reports, India will induct a total of 15 such helicopters, worth $1.5 billion, which will be used to deploy men and machinery at high-altitude. 

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