NEW DELHI — The Indian air force (IAF) has opted for Boeing’s Chinook CH-47F to fulfill its requirement for 15 heavy-lift helicopters. Boeing emerged as the lowest bidder when life cycle costs were calculated, edging out a proposal for the Russian Mi-26, a source close to the deal says. “The commercial negotiations with Boeing are expected to begin shortly and the contract negotiation committee will finalize the deal for the Chinook,” the source says. The Chinook and the ...

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