New Delhi: India has deployed two light combat helicopters (LCH – Light Compact Helicopter) built by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in Ladakh on the border with China. The HLL said the deployment was in support of the Air Force in, where China tensions persist.
“It is the world’s lightest attack helicopter designed and developed by HAL to cater to the specific and special needs of the Indian Armed Forces, reflecting the crucial role of HAL in Atma Nirbhar India” said HAL Chairman R. Madhavan.
HAL expects to receive orders from the central government for 15 light compact helicopters by the end of 2020. Ten helicopters will be built for the Air Force and five for the Army. It is estimated that 160 LCHs are needed for the Air Force and Army.