Indian Air Force Announces Exciting Republic Day Flypast Plan, To Debut New Apache And Chinook Helicopters

Indian Air Force Announces Exciting Republic Day Flypast Plan, To Debut New Apache And Chinook HelicoptersApache Helicopter (Nicky Boogaard/Wikimedia Commons)

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has announced that it will debut its recently acquired helicopters Apache and Chinook manufactured by Boeing during this year’s Republic Day flypast plan, Livefist has reported.

The IAF in total will display 45 flying objects out of which 16 will be fighter jets, 10 will be transport aircraft and 19 will be helicopters.

Three Chinook military transport aircraft would be flying in a vic formation. They would be followed by five Apache combat helicopters which will fly in an arrowhead formation.

Also participating in the flypast would be India Army’s four advanced light helicopters Dhruv, IAF’s eye in the sky - Netra, three ALH Mk IV WSI helicopters, Jaguar fighter jets, MiG-29 upgrade aircraft, C-17 Globemasters, and finally the Sukhoi Su-30 MKIs.

The Sukhois which will take off from the Jodhpur Air Force station would execute the famed Trishul manoeuvre.