In a glorious ceremony, Boeing has handed over the first CH-47F Chinook Helicopter to the Indian Air Force at a transfer ceremony held in Boeing Defense facility in Philadelphia. The ceremony was attended by Air Marshal A Dev, from Air HQ (Vayu Bhawan) and Consul General of India Sandeep Chakravorty including Air Attache Air Cmde Shivanand.
India’s ambassador to the United States, Amb. Harsh Vardhan Shringla commended the growing partnership between India and the United States and highlighted Boeings commitment to the PM Modi’s MAKE IN INDIA vision.
The first batch of the CH-47F Chinook Helicopter will start arriving in INDIA from March 2019. IAF pilots have already started receiving training to operate the state-of-the-art heavy lift / battle proven transport helicopter.
India will receive a total of 15 CH-47F Chinook Helicopters from the US.
By: Defence News