US aerospace major Boeing completes delivery of 37 military helicopters to India

IndiaTimes Friday, 10 July 2020
In the midst of India's tense border standoff with China, US aerospace major Boeing delivered the final five of the 22 Apache attack helicopters to the Indian Air Force around two weeks ago, and the entire fleet is now part of the assets deployed in key air bases along the Line of Actual Control, officials said on Friday.

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Amid China tension, Indian armed forces showed their preparedness at LAC. Indian army and Air Force demonstrated their capability to counter Chinese aggression. Indian forces are ready for the long haul with supplies being flown in to support increased troop deployment. 50,000 Indian troops are likely to remain stationed in Ladakh through the winter months. IAF's C-17 aircraft and Chinook choppers are reportedly being used to ferry personnel and supplies. Soldiers are being provided with specialised winter clothing, heaters, and arctic tents. Army is also working to keep its equipment in optimum shape during Ladakh's punishing winter. Army engineers and technicians were seen doing servicing and repair work on Bofors howitzers. Mobile spare bin lorries, or vehicles with wide array of spare parts, have also been deployed. Watch the full video for more details.

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Indian Air Force plays a pivotal role in transporting essential supplies to troops deployed at forward posts in Ladakh. It has also assisted in speedy induction of troops over the past few months. This joint capability of Army and IAF is more than adequate to sustain the forces which have built up in recent times. Major General Arvind Kapoor in Ladakh said, "Our logistics infrastructure has smartly built that any unit coming from outside can join the unit here, seamlessly and be effective." "Today, each jawan deputed at the frontline has the state-of-the-art winter clothing and tentage," he added.

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