04 December 2012

News Story: Indian Army to seek combat helicopters from IAF

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NEW DELHI (PTI): Weeks after it was sanctioned combat air wing by the Government, the Indian Army is seeking transfer of attack helicopters from the Indian Air Force at the earliest.

"We are sending a proposal to the Defence Ministry for capability enhancement in our aviation wing for absorbing the attack helicopters in our fleet," Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh told PTI here.

He said the officials concerned have also been told to develop philosophies for using the attack choppers in different roles in the different parts of the country.

The Army Chief did not give details but sources said the proposal would include transfer of attack helicopters from the Air Force as also the soon-to-be-procured US-made Apache choppers.

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