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Indian air force gets Apache boost from US

The Indian Air Force on Tuesday morning inducted 8 Apache helicopters at the Pathankot airbase.

The eight fresh US-made Apache AH-64E attack helicopters will give a major boost to the Air Force’s combat powers.

India is scheduled to receive a total of 22 Apache helicopters from Boeing Ltd. after IAF had signed a multi-billion-dollar contract with the U.S. government in September 2015.

The first four of the 22 helicopters were handed over to the air force on July 27 as the remaining helicopters are expected to be delivered by 2020.

India is the 14th nation in the world to be operating the Apache attack helicopters.

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