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Looks like it has been modifed for maritime roles for the IAF.
What's that white nose protruding out ?
Search Radar, similar to the one mounted on the IN's Sea King MK.42Cs
IAF Mi -17-v5 helicopter
Seems to be of 157 Attack Heli unit Barrackpore AFS.
Cockpit seems to be upgraded of these birde....
The Air Wing of Border Security Force (BSF) added a new chapter with the induction of its own pilots and crew today. Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju became the first dignitary to be flown by “all BSF” aircrew, aboard the MI-17 V5 helicopter from Guwahati. This is a significant achievement and shows the confidence and capability of managing its resources and expanding the operational envelop of recently inducted modern MI-17 V5 choppers. Wing Commander H.D. Lohani (Retd.) and Wing Commander S. Malik (Retd.) both appointed as Commandant/Pilot recently, were part of the crew for this historic occasion. Till now the BSF aircrafts were being operated by Aircrew from the Indian Air Force.
India's Border Guards Push for Big Purchases to Expand Aircraft Fleet
India's Border Security Force has sought more fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters in its proposal to strengthen its existing air fleet in a bid to improve its response in border areas.
New Delhi (Sputnik) — The Border Security Force (BSF) has submitted a detailed plan of procurement of fixed and rotary wing airplane to the Ministry of Home Affairs, sources in BSF that did not wish to be named told Sputnik. "BSF has submitted acquisition plan for different time frames sometime back. The Ministry of Home Affairs is in an advanced stage of discussion on the plan," the sources said.
The BSF and Indo-Tibetan Border Police, which guards the India-China border, have sought aircraft to transport logistics and troops in Himalayan terrain. The two have also sought helicopters for air maintenance along border areas.
Earlier, a highly-placed BSF official told Sputnik about the necessity of more helicopters such as Mi-17 V-5 apart from the available five Mi-17 V-5, which are controlled by the Indian Air Force. India and Russia are expected to sign the deal to purchase 48 Mi-17 V-5 medium lift helicopters this year.
BSF's Air Wing Fleet comprises Embraer-135 J, Avro (HS-748) and Super King B-200 aircraft in fixed wing and ALH (Dhruv), Cheetah, Mi-17 V5, ALH and Mi-17 1V in Rotary Wing.
BSF had projected a total expenditure of $2.56 billion for 2017-18 which received the substantial budgetary support of $2.3 billion from the finance ministry.
Following several terrorist attacks on Army camps, the Indian government has augmented the purchase of equipment in a bid to minimize infiltration and swift response in case of any attack, especially along Pakistan border.
Since I couldn't find a thread to post news about Mi 8, Mi 17, Mi 26, Ch 47, Ka226 (and HAL made transport helicopters combined), I thought this might be useful to collect useful infos.
Let's start by properly saying good bye to the Mi 8...
Thank you for your service!
India Russia MI 17 V5 helicopter deal.
India is now member of Wassennar Arrangement
India should use it to develop civil technologies for disaster management helis.
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6 @BSF_India Mi-17-IV choppers overhauled by @Rostec_Russia’s Novosibirsk Aircraft Repair Plant delivered.
Indian Air Force Mi-17V5 seen here with three 57mm UB-32-57 rocket pods on it's three portside hard points.
Six of these rocket pods, three on each side can be carried for a total of 192 57mm rockets available to fire. The Mi-17V5 is additionally compatible with the 20 round 80mm B8-V20 rocket pod and the 23x115mm UPK-23-250 gun pod.
India, Russia in advanced talks for 48 additional Mi-17V5 helicopters for $1.1-billion
Sources said that price negotiations have been completed that are at par with the past purchases of 151 choppers by India and relevant approvals are in place to sign the contract at the earliest. India first placed an order for the Mi-17V5s in 2008, when 80 of the machines were ordered to replace the ageing Mi-8 fleet.
The DAC approved the purchase of 48 new Mi-17V5 choppers in September 2015 and financial clearances have been obtained as well. However, the meager capital allocation for defence acquisitions this year could be a matter for concern. The acquisition plan includes maintenance facilities well as the mandatory offset obligation of 30% that will be invested in India.
An official explained that while some of them will go to the home ministry, a few of the new choppers are being ordered as replacements for six Mi-17V5s that were diverted to the Air HQ Communications Squadron last year that is tasked with flying VVIPs.
Indian Air Force Mi -17 V 5 helicopters.
Indian Air Force Mi -17 V 5 helicopters.
Indian Air Force Garud Commandos take position around an @IAF_MCC Mi-17v5 Utility Helicopter armed with twin UB-32 rocket pods carrying 32 S-5 Rockets each. The Commandos are armed with CTAR-21 Compact Tavors with MEPRO MOR Red Dot Sights.
A new center for repairing Mi-17V-5 will start operating in India before late 2019 (TASS)
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