Indian Air Force Deploys Made-In-India Light Combat Helicopter In Ladakh's Forward Areas

Swarajya Staff

Sep 29, 2020, 05:05 PM | Updated 05:05 PM IST

Light Combat Helicopter
Light Combat Helicopter

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has deployed two Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) manufactured by state defence agency Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in Ladakh. The helicopters have now been flying armed sorties in Leh and forward areas of Ladakh, reports Livefist.

The report terms this deployment by the IAF as a huge show of faith. Thes LCH helicopters flew in to Ladakh from Bengaluru and have been deployed with the IAF for a week.

The report adds that IAF vice chief Air Marshal Harjit Singh Arora flew in one of the helicopters from Thoise to Leh in full mission configuration. The Air Marshall was given a full demonstration of the helicopter's handling in extreme conditions. The helicopter also carried out a simulated attack on an high-altitude target during the flight.

The helicopter is also being flown in live operational settings alongside the Apache attack helicopter.

The Indian Army and Indian Air Force is expected to order over 150 of these light combat helicopter for its troops from HAL.

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