The commander of the Indian Air Force examined the samples of the Mi-38 and Ka-226T helicopters. In a conversation with the Deputy General Director for the after-sales service of the Russian Helicopters holding company, Igor Chechikov, Birender Singh Danoa praised Russian helicopters and also expressed interest in the Mi-38 medium multipurpose helicopter, noting its advantages.
Mi-38, first ordered The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation is notable for its increased carrying capacity, reaching 6 tons, and passenger capacity of up to 30 people. The machine can be used for the transport of goods and passengers, and as a search and rescue helicopter and a flying hospital.
In total, Russian enterprises presented at the exhibition more than 400 samples of military equipment. Such an impressive presence of the Russian Federation is caused by strong ties between the countries in the field of military-technical cooperation: more than 70% of weapons, military equipment of the Indian army, Air Force, Navy - Russian and Soviet production. Every year India buys from Russia weapons and military equipment for more than 4,5 billion.