Indian Air Force gets its first made in India 'Light Combat Helicopter'
For effective combat duties, the helicopter is loaded with modern technologies and stealth features.
To give a major boost to the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative Prime Minister Narendra Modi ceremonially handed over the indigenously developed Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) to the armed forces as a part of the Rashtra Raksha Samarpan Parv at a ceremony in Jhansi. Along with LCH, the prime minister also handed over the drones and electronic warfare suite.
The Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) has designed and developed the first made in India dedicated combat helicopter. For effective combat duties, the helicopter is loaded with modern technologies and stealth features.
The helicopters are tested in both extreme high altitude zones along the northern border of Tibet and on the plains along the western frontier of Pakistan. It has also been tested in Ladakh, where India and China are at loggerheads along with the Siachen Glacier, where the Indian and Pakistani troops have clashed since 1984.
The Light Combat Helicopter could be erected in either a 180-degree or a reversed position. It can also spin 360 degrees which means it can quickly rotate in the air.