India has decided to use its Russian-made Mi-17 V-5 helicopters to transport important political leaders during the ensuing election campaigns, after authorities truncated an order for 12 AgustaWestland AW101 VIP transport helos over alleged corruption charges. “With the Indian air force all set to start phasing out its aging fleet of Mi-8s from February and with no more AW101s coming, the defense ministry has considered the option of utilizing the Mi-17 V-5 helicopters being procured ...
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