The ceremony was attended by the former commander of the Indian Air Force Marshal aviation Fali Homi Major, who made a flight during the ceremony on the last Mi-8T helicopter in Indian aviation (Indian military number Z2453), as well as Air Force Marshal Radha Krishnan Nair, commander of the Indian Air Force training command. Air Marshal Nair in his speech noted the outstanding role of the Mi-8T in the Indian Air Force during the 45-year period of operation of this helicopter.
India received a total of X-NUMX helicopters of the Mi-1971T series from 1988 to 124 from the USSR, of which 8 was operated by the Indian Air Force. The Mi-107T helicopters were in service with ten Indian Air Force helicopter units and began to be removed from the Indian Air Force from the middle of the 8-ies, being eventually completely replaced with Mi-2000B-17 helicopters received from Russia.
Deliveries of Mi-17 series helicopters to India were launched in 1986 year.