The first four of the 15 CH-47F Chinooks will be commissioned into IAF’s 126 Helicopter Unit at Chandigarh on Monday. NEW DELHI: India will next week induct its first modern heavy-lift helicopter, the iconic American Chinook chopper capable of transporting howitzers and troops to forward and high-altitude areas with China and Pakistan, after a wait of over three decades. The first four of the 15 CH-47F Chinooks, ordered from Boeing in the Rs 8,048 crore deal inked in September 2015, will be commissioned into IAF’s 126 Helicopter Unit at Chandigarh on Monday. The unit, ironically nick-named “Featherweights”, currently has […]

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