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India got its first C-17 military aircraft in may 2013.
- Indian Air Force (IAF) wanted an aircraft for heavy weight transportation purposes in 2009.
- India finally signed a contract with America in 2011 to get 10 C-17 Globemaster III aircrafts.
- The first aircraft was delivered to India in 2013 and since then all the C-17’s have been extensively used in transportation and operations concluding 30,000 hours (in 2022) of fly time.
By U.S. Air Force – https://www.flickr.com/photos/usairforce/6211172589/in/photostream/, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16886172