Induction of Chinook ‘a game changer’: Air Chief Marshal

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Chinook, Image: IAF Twitter

New Delhi, March 25: The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Monday inducted the first four of its 15 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters at an event in Chandigarh..

Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa said that “induction of Chinook will be a game changer the way Rafale is going to be in the fighter fleet”.

Highlighting the specifications of the choppers, the Army Chief Marshal stated” Chinook helicopter can carry out military operations, not only in day but during night too; another unit will be created for the East in Dinjan (Assam).

“Induction of Chinook will be a game changer the way Rafale is going to be in the fighter fleet”.

The IAF had received its first CH-47F (I) Chinook heavy-lift helicopter on 10 Feb 19 at the Mundra port in Gujarat.

It is an advanced multi-role helicopter that will provide the air force with strategic airlift capability across a spectrum of combat and humanitarian missions.

“The Country faces a multiple security challenges; we require vertical lift capability across a diversified terrain. Chinook has been procured with India specific enhancements; it’s a national asset”, he added.

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