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In Pictures: Apache Helicopters, Osama Killers, Inducted Into Indian Air Force

The Indian Air Force today inducted eight US-made Apache AH-64E attack helicopters during an impressive ceremony at Pathankot fighter base in Punjab on Tuesday. The choppers will give more firepower to the Indian Air Force. Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa was the chief guest at the ceremony. A priest performed traditional puja before the formal induction. Air Chief Marshal along with Western Air Commander Air Marshal R Nambiar looked on as the Pandit chanted sacred mantras.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 03 September 2019, 01:04:30 PM
Apache Helicopters, Osama Killers, Inducted Into Indian Air Force

Apache Helicopters, Osama Killers, Inducted Into Indian Air Force

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The Indian Air Force today inducted eight US-made Apache AH-64E attack helicopters during an impressive ceremony at Pathankot fighter base in Punjab on Tuesday. The choppers will give more firepower to the Indian Air Force. Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa was the chief guest at the ceremony. A priest performed traditional puja before the formal induction. Air Chief Marshal along with Western Air Commander Air Marshal R Nambiar looked on as the Pandit chanted sacred mantras. (Image Credit: PTI)

In Pictures: Apache Helicopters, Osama Killers, Inducted Into Indian Air Force

In Pictures: Apache Helicopters, Osama Killers, Inducted Into Indian Air Force

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Flown by the US Army, the AH-64E Apache is one of the world's most advanced multi-role combat helicopters. (Image Credit: Twitter/ Boeing India)

In Pictures: Apache Helicopters, Osama Killers, Inducted Into Indian Air Force

In Pictures: Apache Helicopters, Osama Killers, Inducted Into Indian Air Force

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Apart from the traditional puja, the Apache choppers also received stunning water cannon salute. (Image Credit: PTI)

In Pictures: Apache Helicopters, Osama Killers, Inducted Into Indian Air Force

In Pictures: Apache Helicopters, Osama Killers, Inducted Into Indian Air Force

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This will be its first fleet of attack choppers. By 2020, the IAF will operate a fleet of 22 Apaches. (Image Credit: Twitter/ ANI)

In Pictures: Apache Helicopters, Osama Killers, Inducted Into Indian Air Force

In Pictures: Apache Helicopters, Osama Killers, Inducted Into Indian Air Force

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Described as the most lethal attack helicopter in the world, the Apache has been in service since 1984 with over 2,100 machines produced. (Image Credit: Twitter/ANI)