- Hindon Airbase will bring it to Pathankot Airbase of Air Force itself
- In 2015, there was a deal to buy 22 Apache from American aircraft manufacturer Boeing
- The company handed over the first consignment of helicopters to India in May this year.
Ghaziabad The first batch of American aircraft manufacturer Boeing’s AH-64E Apache Guardian Attack Helicopter reached the Indian Air Force’s Hindon Airbase on Saturday. It will later be brought to the Pathankot Airbase of the Air Force itself. This Apache helicopter will replace the M-35 helicopter.
AH-64E Apache Guardian Attack Helicopters will be sent to Indian Air Force (IAF) Pathankot airbase from IAF Hindon Airbase for official induction into the IAF and replace the Mi-35 choppers stationed there. https://t.co/guXglAjVNS
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India in 2015 signed a deal to buy 22 Apache from Boeing. 15 Chinook helicopters were also involved in this deal worth $ 2.5 billion (about 17.5 thousand crores). According to Boeing, Apache is considered the best fighter helicopter in the world. These are specially designed keeping in mind the needs of the Indian Air Force. Due to its ability to fly at low altitudes, it is capable of hiding in mountainous areas. According to the Air Force, attack helicopters will make a big difference in any kind of shared operation with the Army in the future.
The company handed over the helicopter to India in May. American aircraft manufacturer Boeing handed over the first consignment of the Apache Guardian Attack helicopter to the Indian Air Force in May. The first chopper was accepted by Air Marshal AS Butola at an event held at the Arizona-based Boeing Production Facility. Which was to be transported to India this month.
The 14th country to use Apache will be the 14th country to use Apache. This will greatly increase the strength of the Air Force. In February this year, the first batch of Chinook helicopters purchased from the US had joined the Air Force fleet. 4 Chinook helicopters reached Mundra Airport in Kutch in Gujarat.