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India forms an Apache shock fist on the border with Pakistan

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As part of increasing the country's combat power, Indian Defense Minister Rajnat Singh is going to take part in the solemn ceremony of deploying Apache attack helicopters. This event is scheduled for September 3. The parking lot for vehicles purchased in the United States will be Pathankot, located in the Punjab, near the border with Pakistan.




The first batch of cars had already arrived at the designated air base about three weeks ago aboard the An-family transport aircraft (apparently, the delivery was carried out by Ruslan). To date, 8 Apache is already here. Most likely, they will be officially commissioned by the head of the military department.

Deliveries of this equipment are carried out in accordance with the contract from 2015 of the year, which provides for the shipment of 22 units of AH-64E Apache (extreme modification of "Apaches"). Implementation of the agreement should be completed by 2020 year. At the same time, negotiations with the American side were conducted from the 2008 of the year. Subsequently, six more cars of this type were purchased.

In the northwest of India, Apache’s fist “fist” in the event of an intensification of the conflict with Pakistan can meet in an air battle with French-built multi-purpose SA316 Alouette III helicopters and Russian-made Mi-171Sh. They are in service with Islamabad in the amount of 15 and 4 units, respectively (according to IISS for the 2018 year).
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  1. Nycomed
    Nycomed 23 August 2019 00: 51
    -3
    Oh Lord, too, news ... lol
    1. Leeds
      Leeds 23 August 2019 07: 53
      +1
      “They can meet in an aerial battle with ... Mi-171Sh” - a mitt. The author, admit, are you a woman?
  2. SHIPS
    SHIPS 23 August 2019 00: 52
    +3
    Why do helicopters fight with helicopters?
    If this is a Long Bow, then it is better for the Mi-17 to sit on the ground :-)
    1. dauria
      dauria 23 August 2019 02: 10
      +5
      If this is a Long Bow, then it is better for the Mi-17 to sit on the ground :-)

      They all better sit on the ground, if there is at least a little minor air defense. And Donbass
      and Syria, and even Afghanistan of recent times, have shown this perfectly. Let the cows graze from above just right.
      1. SHIPS
        SHIPS 23 August 2019 07: 36
        +2
        Oops ...
        In India, the cow is a cult animal, no one grazes them, they are on their own.
        Revealed Afghanistan after the Stingers in the USSR.
        Helicopters are used in conjunction with other forces. As it was in Iraq.
      2. donavi49
        donavi49 23 August 2019 08: 24
        0
        Pakistan relies more on strong air forces, with air defense not so much. The best are the Chinese Calm 1 ground-based versions.

        Hindus with air defense on paper are excellent, in fact - so-so. A lot of complexes that are difficult to drive into crutch systems even with crutches. As a result, it turns out that with the Indian Mi-171 all the Indian air defense is same - we heard on the radio about the air battle, saw the target, could not identify it with our own means and shot down just in case ...
    2. Osmodey
      Osmodey 23 August 2019 05: 40
      +6
      Journalist ... He sees that.
      [Tensed to wait for an article about the battle of the atomic carriers]
      1. Leeds
        Leeds 23 August 2019 07: 54
        +1
        Using small arms
        1. Osmodey
          Osmodey 23 August 2019 08: 01
          0
          Look deeper !! Only honest fights in the style of fighting Gapak !!
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 23 August 2019 03: 59
    +2
    can meet in aerial combat
    Who will show whom with whom and on what. But air battles between helicopters were not observed (if only in the movies). The work of helicopters is perfectly felt by the ground forces of the enemy.
    1. Vol4ara
      Vol4ara 23 August 2019 12: 37
      0
      Quote: rotmistr60
      can meet in aerial combat
      Who will show whom with whom and on what. But air battles between helicopters were not observed (if only in the movies). The work of helicopters is perfectly felt by the ground forces of the enemy.

      Nevertheless, what will the helicopter crews do in case of a meeting
      1. Archivist Vasya
        Archivist Vasya 23 August 2019 16: 46
        0
        MI-171 will not answer with anything - because it is not intended for air combat ... And the Apache seems to have air-to-air missiles.
  4. Ka-52
    Ka-52 23 August 2019 05: 33
    +1
    worn emblems on the casing whose? from former owners?
    1. K-612-O
      K-612-O 23 August 2019 07: 17
      -1
      I also doubt that the Americans put new turntables for them. Used Indians, but under this contract, new ones.
      1. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 23 August 2019 10: 37
        +1
        Quote: Ka-52
        worn emblems on the casing whose? from former owners?

        Quote: K-612-O
        I also doubt that the Americans put new turntables for them. Used Indians, but under this contract, new ones.

        The photo has nothing to do with the article, because even in military uniform one can guess that in the photo the Americans conjure near their helicopter. And the helicopters supplied to the Indians are completely new and painted differently.
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 23 August 2019 07: 32
    0
    It’s just sad .... politicians who are very active can warm up a region that is already very hot !!!
  6. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 23 August 2019 09: 48
    0
    Pakistan Cobra .... India Apache ... they will both be asking the US for permission to fight and buy ATGM ?!
  7. schura.kilka
    schura.kilka 24 August 2019 05: 35
    0
    Like little children, this toy, no this toy, how many different repair bases you need to have. There is a lot of money.