KATHMANDU: Two Mi-17 helicopters that the Nepal Army bought from Russia's state-owned Joint Stock Company "Rosoboronexport" have been delivered.

The helicopters specially designed for the military use were brought to the Capital on Tuesday, the NA Directorate of Public Relations said. The Russian-made helicopters can make flights to geographically remote areas and during adverse weather, too.

Nepal's neighbours India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and China have possessed such type of choppers, according to the NA.

The Indian Air Force and Chinese People's Liberation Army that had arrived in Nepal for the relief and rescue missions after the April 25 earthquake had used Mi-17 helicopters.

Nine years ago, the NA had asked the government for permission to buy the aircraft which will be part of the Army Aviation Rotary Wing.

(With inputs from THT Online team)