When did India get its first C-17 military aircraft from US?

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2013

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.
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