The first batch of US-made Boeing CH-47 Chinook transport helicopters reached India via Gujarat’s Mundra port. The supply of the Chinooks is part of a $3 billion deal India had signed in September 2015 with the US government and Boeing to buy 22 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and 15 CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters.
A video of the helicopters being delivered and unpacked from has been produced by the Adani Group, which operates Mundra port. The same can be viewed below:
A Bengaluru-based company, Dynamatics Technologies Limited, is one of the partner companies that has built some of the components of the helicopters, along with the cargo ramp, in India. This is an impetus to domestic defence manufacturing as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make In India’ initiative.
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