India got its first Chinook helicopter on Friday, the transfer ceremony taking place at Boeing's facility in Philadelphia. (Image source: Boeing)
India, US bhai bhai
The transfer ceremony was attended by the Indian High Commissioner to the US, Harsh Shringla who lauded the growing industry partnerships between India and the US, and commended Boeing for its commitment to Make in India. (Image source: Twitter@USAndIndia)
The Apache is now also Indian
The Chinook is a transport chopper. It is also a heavy lifter.
India has ordered 15 of them. India has also ordered 22 Apache attack choppers (pictured).
Together, they are expected to help modernise the Indian Air Force's chopper fleet.
(Photograph:Zee News Network)
18 other countries use the Chinook
India is the 19th country to incorporate the Chinook into its defence forces. Large sections of the Chinook fuselage are being manufactured in India. (Image source: Boeing)
Boeing is also training the IAF to fly the Chinook. Four pilots and four flight engineers were trained on the Chinook in Delaware, USA in October 2018. (Image source: Boeing)