"Under contractual obligations, 121 helicopters Mi-17V-5 were delivered to India in five years. India currently employs more than 300 Mi-8 and Mi-17 helicopters," Mikheev said on the sidelines of the Aero India 2015 international air show, adding that India is considering ordering more helicopters of this class.
Mikheev also noted that the Mi-17V-5 has proved itself efficient in India's difficult climate conditions.
The Mi-17V-5 is the newest machine from Russia's Mi-8/17 helicopter family. Designed for the transportation of personnel, the vehicle can be used in search and rescue operations and be equipped with weapons.