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Indian Army allowed to have its own fleet of attack helicopters

Indian Army allowed to have its own fleet of attack helicopters

Former Chief of Army Staff General V K Singh suggested this as a part of transformation of the Army into a leaner, meaner, and network-centric force.

The Defense Ministry has decided to allow the Indian Army to have its own fleet of attack helicopters for operational readiness, ending a long feud between the Army and the Air Force.

National Security Adviser Shiv Shankar Menon advised government of India that the Army should own and operate the medium lift attack helicopters.

The first batch of Apache helicopters to be bought from USA may go the Indian Army

Currently Indian Air Force maintains two squadrons of attack helicopters, Mi-25 and Mi-35 but under the operational control of the Indian Army.

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RNSANE October 13, 2012  

Well, I guess that's progress! So much money goes into the defense budget, just like in the U. S.

I'm into my last month of my four month stay in Jaipur. It's been wonderful. I hope to return to India in six months. Celebrated my 68th birthday here! Getting a bit old, I think, for all this jet setting!

MEcoy October 14, 2012  

that sounds great