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India gets its hands on first Chinooks

6th February 2019 - 11:30 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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The Indian Air Force (IAF) is to receive 15 CH-47F Chinook helicopters from Boeing, and the first was formally handed over during a ceremony at the Philadelphia production facility on 1 February.

Harsh Shringla, the Indian ambassador to the US, was in attendance as it was handed over. This particular helicopter, painted in a light grey camouflage scheme, achieved its maiden flight on 23 July 2018.

After official acceptance of this helicopter, the first four aircraft will be shipped to Mundra Port, Gujarat in February. After reassembly and testing, they will then be flown to Chandigarh Air Force Station in

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Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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