|
|
|
|
|
28th Jamadi-us-Sani 1436 | Saturday, Apr 18, 2015
India

IAF to deploy helicopter squadron near Indo-Pak border

Sunday, 6 January 2013
Comments(0)
Jodhpur, January 06:

IAF Chief Air Marshal N A K Browne will inaugurate the medium-lift helicopter complex for the new squadron of its latest Mi-17 V5 helicopters at Phalodi airbase near the Indo-Pak border here tomorrow.

This may be seen as Indian Air Force strengthening its presence along the Pakistan border by deploying the squadron, comprising about 15 aircraft.

The helicopters can undertake all weather, day and night operations in any kind of terrain, defence spokesperson Col S D Goswami said.

"Mi-17 V5 falls under the armed helicopter category, with substantial and effective firepower with the latest and more powerful engines that will greatly enhance its payload carriage capability at higher altitudes," he said.
The helicopter is an upgrade of Mi-17 in the medium-lift category and is equipped with sophisticated avionics and on-board navigation systems.

"It has on-board weather radar, state-of-the art autopilot and is equipped with the latest generation night vision devices. With these, the helicopter can undertake all- weather, day-night operations in any kind of terrain," he said.

Phalodi airbase, located between Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, was inaugurated in 2010 to undertake all types of air defence operations in the western sector.

---PTI

Latest News

Eight injured in firing in Bangladesh

Eight injured in firing in Bangladesh (Lead) (19:44) Dhaka, April 18 (IANS) At least eight people, including a police officer, were inju ...

Afghan parliament endorses 16 ministers-designate

Sixteen more ministerial candidates were endorsed by the Wolesi Jirga, or lower house, of the Afghan ...

My bat should have a speed-gun: Andre Russell

After tonking his way to a match winning 66 from just 36 balls, Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) Jamai ...

Related News

No information on cost of Modi's wardrobe: PMO

The Prime Minister's Office says it has no information about the cost incurred on Prime Minister Nar ...

New tax forms will be reviewed: Government

The new norm for filing income tax returns, which has evoked angry protests, will be reviewed once F ...

Two policemen held for Kashmir's Narbal firing incident

Two policemen who opened fired on an unruly and stone-pelting crowd in Narbal area, leaving a teenag ...

Post new comment

To combat spam, please enter the code in the image.

Rs. 26510 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Do you think GHMC is well geared up to eliminate the problems caused by sudden unseasonal rains?
YesNoCan't say

Matrimony | Photos | Videos | Search | Polls | Archives | Advertise | Letters

© The Siasat Daily, 2012. All rights reserved.
Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Abids, Hyderabad - 500001, Telangana, India
Tel: +91-40-24744180, Fax: +91-40-24603188
contact@siasat.com