Indian Army’s Army Aviation Corps to Receive Batch of Apache Helicopters

The Indian Army Aviation Corps (AAC) will receive the first batch of Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters sent by the United States sometime in May of this year. A new squadron will be inducted on March 15th and will be based out of Jodhpur, Rajasthan state, according to Indian Army officials. The squadron will be primarily oriented towards guarding against incursions by the Pakistani military.

The Indian Air Force (IAF) currently operates around twenty-two AH-64Es. The Army Aviation Corps ordered six total AH-64Es. Acquiring these means bolstering the capabilities of Indian air power, joining other nations such as the Netherlands, Egypt, Greece, Israel, South Korea, and several others that operate the aircraft.

The AH-64 is armed with a 30mm M230 nose chain gun under the fuselage and four hardpoints to mount additional munitions, including but not limited to AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, AGM-65 Maverick missiles, and Hydra 70 70mm rockets.

Photo of an Indian Air Force AH-64. Source: ANI on X, formally Twitter.