Punjab: Indian Air Force gets 8 Apache Choppers for Pathankot Air Base

Punjab: Indian Air Force gets 8 Apache Choppers for Pathankot Air Base

Punjab: Indian Air Force on Tuesday gets 8 Apache Choppers for the Pathankot Air Base. President Boeing India, Salil Gupte, handed over the ceremonial key of Apache attack helicopter to Indian Air Force Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa. Earlier, the Apache chopper received the water cannon salute, before the induction at the Pathankot Air Base. Likewise, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and Western Air Commander Air Marshal R Nambiar offered ‘Pooja’ ceremony before induction of the Apache choppers at the Pathankot Air Base.

Meanwhile, India is the 16th nation in the world to be operating the Apache attack helicopters. Also, IAF PRO Anupam Banerjee said, “It’s a ceremonial induction of the aircraft into IAF. As of now, we’ve 8 aircraft. 22 aircraft will come in a phased manner and all will be inducted into Indian Air Force. We had attack helicopters earlier, but this aircraft brings in lethal firepower with great accuracy”.

Meanwhile, BS Dhanoa said, ” It is one of the most fierce attack helicopters in the world. It is capable of performing many missions, today with the induction of Apache AH-64E, the Indian Air Force has upgraded its inventory to the latest generation of attack helicopters.”

Likewise, President Boeing India, Salil Gupte said, “These are the first 8 of the 22 Apache helicopters that are coming to India Air Force. These are the AH-64E variant, the same variant used by the US Army. These Apache helicopters have the latest technology”.

WATCH: IAF Chief Dhanoa, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman fly MiG-21 together

Recently, IAF Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman flown the Mig 21 at Pathankot Air Base only. Likewise, BS Dhaono after flying Mig 21 on Monday, said “It was a pleasure for me to fly with Abhinandan because he has got his flying category back, that is what all pilots look forward to. I also ejected in 1988, it took me 9 months to get my category back. He has been back in less than 6 months”.

-PTC News