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Parrikar visits US facility that will build India's Chinook choppers

American choppers joining IAF fleet traditionally dominated by Russia

Chinook chopper
Chinook chopper

OnWednesday,wrappinguphisthree-dayvisittotheUS,DefenceMinisterManoharParrikarflewfromWashingtontoPhiladelphiatovisitBoeing’srotorcraftfacility,whereIndia’sChinookhelicopterswillbebuilt,startingnextyear.BusinessStandardvisitedthePhiladelphiaunitaheadofthatvisit. Parrikarwastakentoaformerlocomotivemanufacturingplant,whichBoeinghastransformedintoastate-of-the-artChinookproductionline.AnemptysectionisdrapedwithanIndiantricolourandaposterthatread:‘India:RestartingtheAlt(ernate)Linein ...