India delivers 3 Mi 25 choppers to Afghanistan

India has delivered three Mi 25 attack helicopters to Afghanistan, in what is seen as a shift in its strategy towards the strife-torn country.
India delivers 3 Mi 25 choppers to Afghanistan
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India has delivered three Mi 25 attack helicopters to Afghanistan, in what is seen as a shift in its strategy towards the strife-torn country. Defence sources said that three such choppers have already been delivered to the Afghan government, which will boost its capability against Taliban.

The choppers were taken to Afghanistan in a C-17 transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force, sources said.

Another helicopter is likely to be delivered next week.

While Afghanistan has repeatedly sought India's support in beefing up its military's fighting capability in terms of machinery, India had shied away till now.

The development came after the recent visit of Afghan National Security Adviser Mohammad HanifAtmar to New Delhi.

Afghanistan has till now been dependent on the US air support in its operations against the Taliban.  

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