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In pictures: Chinook helicopters inducted into the Indian Air Force

The first unit of four Chinook helicopters was inducted into Indian Air Force at the Chandigarh Air Force Station.

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

CH-47F(I) helicopter during its induction into the Indian Air Force

CH-47F(I) Chinook helicopter during its induction into the Indian Air Force
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Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa addressing officials during the induction ceremony of helicopters

Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa addressing officials during the induction ceremony of Chinook helicopters
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is a heavy lift, tandem rotor helicopter which serves armed forces of 19 countries

Chinook is a heavy lift, tandem rotor helicopter which serves armed forces of 19 countries
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The Chinook first flew in 1962, more than half a century ago

The Chinook first flew in 1962, more than half a century ago
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These helicopters are needed in war and in disaster relief missions in peacetime

These helicopters are needed in war and in disaster relief missions in peacetime
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Chinook, already 50 years old, will be over 100 when it retires in 2060s

Chinook, already 50 years old, will be over 100 when it retires in 2060s
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First Published: Tue, March 26 2019. 14:39 IST
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