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.
As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.
Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.
We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.
Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.