Indian Air Force Receives Its First Airbus C-295

The Indian Air Force received its first C-295 transport aircraft from Airbus Defence and Space as part of a modernization project.

The IAF ordered 56 C-295 planes at a cost of Rs 21,935 crore to upgrade its transport fleet.

Airbus will deliver 16 aircraft in flyaway condition, and the remaining will be assembled in India at a Tata facility.

The first aircraft is expected to arrive in India soon, with a formal induction ceremony planned at the Hindon airbase.

The delivery of the first C-295 comes two years after the Indian defense ministry signed a contract with Airbus.

Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) and Airbus are jointly executing the program.