New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) The Indian Air Force Saturday inducted the first of the six Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules aircraft into its transportation fleet that is expected to enhance the armed forces’ reach for specialist operations behind enemy lines.
The induction ceremony was held at Hindon airbase near the capital and witnessed by Defence Minister A.K. Antony, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik and US Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer.
The aircraft, India’s first such acquisition from the US through the foreign military sales route in decades, arrived at its new home at Hindon airbase Saturday.