India donates Mi-25 helicopters to Afghanistan

December 23, 2015 8:14 PM

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- India has delivered the first of four planned Mi-25 attack helicopters to the government of Afghanistan for use by the Afghan Air Force.

The donation marks the first time India has gifted combat equipment to Afghanistan, which has historically been met with objection from neighboring nation Pakistan. Indian military officials are also scheduled to train Afghan Air Force pilots to operate the aircraft. The deal was subject to approval...

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