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India gives two more Mi-24s to Afghanistan

 
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 9:18 pm    Post subject: India gives two more Mi-24s to Afghanistan Reply with quote

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India supplies two Mi-24 attack helicopters to Afghanistan

16th May 2019

As part of its assistance to Afghanistan, India on Thursday handed over two Mi-24 attack helicopters to Kabul to battle terrorism.

The two helicopter gunships will replace the four supplied in 2015, giving more fire power to the Afghan armed forces.

Indian ambassador to Afghanistan Vinay Kumar, acting Minister of Defense Asadullah Khalid, Air Force Commander Gen. Abdul Rahim Ramin and others attended the handing over ceremony at Kabul air base.

India started supplying offensive military platforms to Afghanistan in recent years.

The gunships are being refurbished for Afghanistan by Belarus with financial support from India though Indian Air Force (IAF) is phasing out its own Russian-origin stack helicopters replacing them with Apaches.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2021 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/south-asia/taliban-seize-attack-copter-gifted-by-india-to-afghan-government/articleshow/85260389.cms

Taliban seize attack copter gifted by India to Afghan government

Aug 12, 2021

India is again likely to express concern over the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan at a regional conference Qatar will host on Thursday. Reports from Afghanistan on Wednesday said the Taliban had further consolidated its presence in the north by taking over the Kunduz airport and seized an attack chopper gifted by India to Afghanistan.


The chopper though was not in use any more, as per local media reports. The video of the Kunduz airfield suggests that the chopper may have been defunct as it was without rotors, a report from Kabul said.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2021 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

checked its photos.. it is in dilapidated condition already. wondering if they'd have expertise to make it operational.

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