SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
Red Tape might have kept four Soveri-Era Mi-26 Heavy Transport Helicopter fleet grounded which allowed Boeing to pitch for the sale of more CH-47 Chinook multi-mission heavy-lift transport helicopters and as per the latest media reports, India is indeed in talks with Boeing for the purchase of 11 more CH-47 Chinooks as Mi-26 fleet rust way quietly.
In 2019, the Indian Air Force acquired Chinook helicopters from the US for their induction into the service. Currently, it is operating a fleet of 15 Boeing-made Chinook helicopters.
The CH-47 is considered the “workhorse” of the Indian Air Force helicopter fleet. With 11 more Chinook helicopters to be procured, India after U.S. Army and U.K. Royal Air Force will be the third largest operator.
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