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4 Chinook helicopters meet Indian Air Force

4 Chinook helicopters meet Indian Air Force

American Aerospace Company Boeing delivered four Chinook military helicopters for the IAF on Mundra port in Gujarat on February 10, 2019. The statement issued by the company said that CH47F (I) Chinook will be taken to Chandigarh, where he will be formally included in the Indian Air Force.

India will get 15 more Chinook helicopters. From strategic point of view to India, Chinook helicopters are so important that their arrival will increase the capacity of the Air Force. This helicopter will be helpful in delivering goods to the canvas in high mountain areas.

Significantly, India had finalized the process of purchasing 22 Apache helicopters and 15 Chinook helicopters with Boeing in September 2015.

Features of Chinook Helicopter

  • Chinook helicopter is the US Army's special helicopter. With the help of this Chinook helicopter, the US military killed bin Laden.
  • It was included in the wars of Vietnam and Iraq. It is a two-rotor heavyweight helicopter.
  • Chinook is a multi-purpose, vertical elevator platform helicopter used to transport soldiers, weapons, equipment and fuel.
  • It is also used in human and disaster relief operations.
  • It can also be used to deliver relief material and save a large number of people.
  • It can lift 9.6 ton weight, which is capable of bringing heavy machinery, cannon and armored carts.
  • While Apache is counted among the best combat helicopters in the world, Chinook Helicopter is capable of flying at very high altitude.
  • India will be the 14th to use Apache and the 19th country to use Chinook.

Importance to India

From the perspective of the IAF, it can prove to be very beneficial in a strategic way. Chinook and Apache helicopters are considered to be very important for the IAF in the kind of environment that India and neighboring neighbors China and Pakistan have built. With the help of Chinook helicopters, road construction material can easily be brought to the border areas, which will accelerate the infrastructure development on Indian borders. As well as Apache helicopters are being considered to be very good in military terms.

Q.1 Which country gives 4 Chinook military helicopters to India?
A. Russia
B. America
C. Japan
D. Great Britain
Ans: America

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