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In Pics: IAF Inducts US-made Chinook Heavy-Lift Helicopters

India | News18 | March 26, 2019, 8:25 am
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 Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa formally inducted four US-made Chinook heavy-lift helicopters at Air Force Station 12 Wing in Chandigarh on March 25, 2019. (Image: Chaman Lal Palania)

Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa formally inducted four US-made Chinook heavy-lift helicopters at Air Force Station 12 Wing in Chandigarh on March 25, 2019. (Image: Chaman Lal Palania)

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 CH-47F(I) Chinook helicopters before its induction into the Indian Air Force, at Air Force Station Chandigarh. (Image: PTI)

CH-47F(I) Chinook helicopters before its induction into the Indian Air Force, at Air Force Station Chandigarh. (Image: PTI)

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 IAF officials at the Chinook induction event at Air Force Station 12 Wing in Chandigarh. (Image: Chaman Lal Palania)

IAF officials at the Chinook induction event at Air Force Station 12 Wing in Chandigarh. (Image: Chaman Lal Palania)

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 Two hangars and logistics facilities were created for the Chinook helicopters. (Image: Chaman Lal Palania)

Two hangars and logistics facilities were created for the Chinook helicopters. (Image: Chaman Lal Palania)

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 Each Chinook helicopter has a payload capacity of about 10 tonne which is a major boost to India's strategic airlift capability. (Image: Chaman Lal Palania)

Each Chinook helicopter has a payload capacity of about 10 tonne which is a major boost to India's strategic airlift capability. (Image: Chaman Lal Palania)

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 The Indian Air Force (IAF) received its first CH-47F (I) Chinook on February 10 at the Mundra port in Gujarat. (Image: Chaman Lal Palania)

The Indian Air Force (IAF) received its first CH-47F (I) Chinook on February 10 at the Mundra port in Gujarat. (Image: Chaman Lal Palania)

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 IAF officials at the Chinook induction event at Air Force Station 12 Wing in Chandigarh. (Image: Chaman Lal Palania)

IAF officials at the Chinook induction event at Air Force Station 12 Wing in Chandigarh. (Image: Chaman Lal Palania)

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 The Chinook will be used to move troops, artillery, ammunition, supplies and equipment on the battlefield. Besides, they can be used for medical evacuation. (Image: Chaman Lal Palania)

The Chinook will be used to move troops, artillery, ammunition, supplies and equipment on the battlefield. Besides, they can be used for medical evacuation. (Image: Chaman Lal Palania)

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 Chinook helicopter during the induction at Air Force Station 12 Wing in Chandigarh. (Image: Chaman Lal Palania)

Chinook helicopter during the induction at Air Force Station 12 Wing in Chandigarh. (Image: Chaman Lal Palania)

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 Chinook helicopter during the induction at Air Force Station 12 Wing in Chandigarh. (Image: Chaman Lal Palania)

Chinook helicopter during the induction at Air Force Station 12 Wing in Chandigarh. (Image: Chaman Lal Palania)

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