India supplies 2 helicopter gunships to Afghanistan

India supplies 2 helicopter gunships to Afghanistan
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As part of its assistance to Afghanistan, India on Thursday handed over two Mi-24 attack helicopters to Kabul to battle terrorism.

The two helicopter gunships will replace the four suppliedin 2015, giving more fire power to the Afghan armed forces.

Indian ambassador to Afghanistan Vinay Kumar, actingMinister of Defense Asadullah Khalid, Air Force Commander Gen. Abdul RahimRamin and others attended the handing over ceremony at Kabul air base.

India started supplying offensive military platforms toAfghanistan in recent years.

The gunships are being refurbished for Afghanistan byBelarus with financial support from India though Indian Air Force (IAF) isphasing out its own Russian-origin stack helicopters replacing them withApaches.

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