No impact on IAF Chinooks due to US grounding of fleet

The US move to ground its entire fleet of Chinook helicopters after some cases of engine fires has not impacted operations of the iconic heavy-lift choppers by the Indian Air Force, which has sought more details on the issue from the Pentagon and aviation major Boeing. The 15 Chinooks, equipped with powerful contra-rotating tandem rotors, inducted by the IAF in 2019-2020 under a Rs 8,048 crore deal in September 2015, are relatively new to undergo such overhauls.