Monday, July 28, 2014

Indian Air Force To Induct Sixth C-17 Globemaster Transport Aircraft

SOURCE DNA :The Indian Air Force will induct its sixth C-17 Globemaster heavylift transport aircraft on Monday at the Palam air base, PTI reported.

India had signed a deal for procuring 10 C-17 aircraft from the US under a deal worth around Rs 24,000 crore for augmenting its capability to supply loads and troops to the border areas.

The sixth aircraft would be inducted in presence of Defense Minister Arun Jaitley, IAF officials said.

Jaitley would be given a tour inside the aircraft and would be also briefed about the capabilities of the plane.

The IAF has based the aircraft at the Hindan air base near here in Ghaziabad and has flown it extensively across the country in the last seven-eight months of its induction into operational service.

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