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India receives its first Apaches

29th July 2019 - 10:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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The first batch of four Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters reached Indian shores ahead of schedule on 27 July. They were airlifted into Hindan Air Force Station on the outskirts of Delhi.

Four more Apaches will arrive within a week, and by the end of 2019 a total of nine Apaches will be in India out of the total order of 22 aircraft. The remaining 13 will be handed over before the end of 2020.

The Indian Air Force (IAF) will operate the Apaches from bases at Pathankot (near the Pakistan border) and Jorhat (northeast India near the Chinese

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

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