Indian Govt Hands Over 2 More Mi-24V Attack Helicopters To Afghanistan
- Indian Govt hands over 2 more Mi-24V attack helicopters to Afghanistan. These are Belarussian airframes acquired by India and presented to the Afghan Govt, and are a replacement for 4 helicopters gifted by India to Afghanistan earlier.
- Before this Indian Government handed over the first two of four retrofitted Mi-24V helicopter gunships from Belarus to the Afghan Air Force (AAF) at an air base in Kabul on May 16.
- These [Mi-24s] are a replacement for the four attack helicopters previously gifted by India to Afghanistan in 2015
- The helicopters were purchased from Belarus and were handed to the Afghan Air Force
- Mi-24V are close-air support helicopter gunships armed with a YakB four-barreled, 12.7mm, built-in, flexibly mounted machine gun, as well as rocket and grenade launchers.