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The Chinooks will comprise 3 newly-inducted transport helicopters in 'vic' formation, while the Apaches will be in arrowhead formation on 26 January.
Ministry of Defence has cleared overhaul of its 3 Russian Halo choppers. Once the process is complete, IAF will operate both Halo & US Chinook helicopters.
CAG notes Boeing's Chinook has lesser load capacity and carries fewer troops as compared to Russian Mi-26. Report says Mi-26 too does not meet all criteria.