Air Platforms

Apache and Chinook helicopters to participate in India’s annual Republic Day parade

16 January 2020

The Indian Air Force's (IAF's) newly inducted 'AH-64E(I)' Apache Guardian attack helicopters and Chinook CH-47F heavy-lift helicopters will participate in a fly-past at India's annual Republic Day parade in New Delhi on 26 January.

Officials said the two twin-engined helicopter types, which were inducted into service in 2019 will be part of the 41-strong IAF aircraft contingent taking part in the fly-past at the end of the ceremonial parade. The contingent will include 16 fighters, 10 transports, and 15 rotary-wing platforms.

The Army Aviation Corps, which will be flying four indigenously developed Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters, will also take part in the fly-past.

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