Indian Air Force deployed  Two Light Combat Helicopters of HAL in Ladakh

Indian Air Force deployed  Two Light Combat Helicopters of HAL in Ladakh


Indian Air Force deployed  Two Light Combat Helicopters of HALin Ladakh:
On August 12, 2020, the Indian Air Force sent two Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) manufactured by HAL in Ladakh locale. They are sent for tasks at high height in the midst of India-China fringe pressures. 

Features of  Two Light Combat Helicopters 

The LCH has twin motors and is the lightest assault helicopter on the planet. It was created by HAL and in this manner it meets the prerequisites of Defense of the nation under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. 

About Light Combat Helicopters of HAL

The LCH can hit any sort of focus in day and night. It is equipped for conveying satisfactory weapon loads at high heights under shifted conditions. It can possibly activity in AOR (Area of Responsibility). 

What is Area of Responsibility? 

It is the zone with explicit limits where the officers have position to plan and lead activities to which the individual in question bears the duty. The LCH is furnished with 70 mm rockets. 

HAL is relied upon to get a request for 15 LCHs by end of 2020. Of these, 10 are to be utilized by the Indian Air Force and five by the Indian Army. Both Indian Army and IAF need 160 LCH altogether. The choice of these obtainments is done by the Defense Acquisition Council. 

Resistance Acquisition Council 

The Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) as of late affirmed the acquirement 33 contender planes. This incorporates 12 Su-30 MKI and 21 MIG-29. Likewise, the DAC has endorsed upgradation of 59 MIG-29 airplanes. The upgradation is to be done from Russia at an expense of Rs 7,418 crores. The Su-30 MKI is to be acquired from HAL at an expense of Rs 10, 730 crores. 


  1. On August 11, 2020, the DAC held its gathering under Defense Minister Raj Nath Singh. During the meet, the accompanying choices were made 
  2. To acquire 106 Basic Trainer Aircraft from HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited) for the essential preparing of Indian Air Force. 
  3. To acquire Super Rapid Gun Mount fitted as principle firearm locally available Indian Coast Guard and Navy warships from BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited) 
  4. To acquire 125 mm APFSDS (Armor Piercing Fin Stabilized Discarding Sabot) for the Indian Army. 
  5. To accelerate AK 203 and UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles)
  6. It is to be noticed that in July 2020, the DAC gave uncommon money related influence to the Indian Armed Forces to make crisis buys up to Rs 300 crores to meet operational prerequisites.

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