Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
14-May-2012 14:55 IST
Medium Lift Helicopters
Indian Air Force has adequate number of Medium Lift Helicopters like Mi-8, Mi-17 and Mi-17 IV to meet its operational requirements.

Six Mi-17 helicopters have been modified with the approval of the Government for the use of VIPs as they have been designed for better performance at high altitude and high temperatures during summer months.

This information was given by Minister of Defence Shri A K Antony in a written reply to Shri Bal Kumar Patel in Lok Sabha today.