“Country faces a multiple security challenges; we require vertical lift capability across a diversified terrain. Chinook has been procured with India specific enhancements; it’s a national asset. These were the comments made by Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa after Chinook helicopters were Inducted into the Indian Air Force.
The Indian Air Force inducted the first unit of four US-made Chinook heavy-lift helicopters on Monday. The first four of such 15 choppers have arrived at Chandigarh’s Air Force Station 12 Wing for their deployment by the IAF
“Chinook helicopters can carry out military operations not only in the day but during the night too; another unit will be created for the east in Dinjan (Assam). Induction of Chinook will be a game changer the way Rafale is going to be in the fighter fleet.”