India Hands Over two Mi-35 Attack Helicopters to Afghanistan

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) in a statement said that India has handed over two Mi-35 helicopters to the Afghan Air Force on Tuesday.
The statement noted that the helicopters were officially handed over to Ministry of Defense with the presence of Acting MoD Minister Assadullah Khalid and Indian Ambassador Vinay Kumar.

This comes as Indian government had promised the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) in early 2018 to gift four attack helicopters to boost their counter-insurgency capabilities.

These four helicopters were purchased by India from Belarus and delivered to Afghan Ministry of Defense.

India has delivered several Mi-35 helicopters to Afghanistan in recent years.

15 / October 2019