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Indian Army to get 6 Apache attack helicopters

The proposal to procure the six helicopters for the Indian Army was cleared by the defence ministry. (Image source: Flickr) Photograph: (Others)

PTI New Delhi, Delhi, India Aug 17, 2017, 04.26 PM (IST)

The Defence ministry today cleared a long pending proposal to procure six Apache attack helicopters for the Indian Army at a cost of Rs 4,168 crore, official sources said.

The go ahead was given at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley.

This is the first time the Army will get attack helicopters.

The DAC also cleared a proposal to procure two gas turbine engines for naval ships at a cost of Rs 490 crore, sources said. 

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