Afghanistan likely to receive 2 Mi-24 gunships from India next month

Monitoring Desk

KABUL: The Indian officials have said that the Afghan Air Force will likely receive two Mi-24 gunships next month.

“It is now expected that two helicopters will be delivered to Afghanistan in April. The other two are expected to be handed over in June or July,” sources privy of the development have told Hindustan Times.

The officials have not disclosed further information in this regard and the exact delivery date of the helicopters has not been announced so far.

India has played a major role in the reconstruction of Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban regime and has invested over $2 billion in various reconstruction and infrastructure projects.

The government of India pledged a fresh aid package of $1 billion to support the reconstruction projects in Afghanistan during a visit by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in late 2016.

The two countries have also developed a high level of cooperation in terms of military and security during the recent years. (Khaama Press)