Boeing, the maker of Chinooks, announced the arrival of the helicopter that will significantly enhance IAF's air lift capabilities.
The helicopter, which can carry around 10 tonnes of load, has been delivered ahead of schedule.
It will fill the gap in IAF's heavy lift capability that had taken a hit after the problems in maintaining three ageing Mi-26 helicopters - the world's heaviest helicopters - of Russian origin.
Chinooks have a unique twin engine, tandem rotor design which has become one of the most visibly recognised symbols of the American armed forces.
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