LIGHT HELICOPTERS

  • To boost ties, PM Modi presents advanced chopper to Nepal November 25, 2014

    Kathmandu: Showing India's commitment to strengthening ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday handed over to Nepal an Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) which will be used for military operations. "This will add to Nepal's shield of protection," Modi said. The Dhruv Mark 3 is manufactured by state-owned aerospace and defence...
  • IAF chopper crashes in Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh, all 7 on board killed July 25, 2014

    Sitapur: An Air Force helicopter has crashed in Ataria in Sitapur with IAF confirming the death of all 7 people on board. The crashed helicopter was an indigenously developed Advanced Light Helicopter Dhruv. It was on its way from Bareilly to Allahabad. Before crashing into an agricultural field, the chopper...
  • IAF to hold air show in Nagpur to mark 81st anniversary October 28, 2013

    As part of the ongoing celebrations commemorating the 81st anniversary of the Indian Air Force (IAF), the Maintenance Command will hold an aerial and static display at the Air Force station in Sonegaon here on October 3031. The show 'Air Force Band' and the local Bhonsla Military school band will be...
  • India puts off decision on purchase of 197 choppers February 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Amidst allegations of deviation from the tendering process, the government on Wednesday put off the decision on a proposal to procure 197 light helicopters, a move that comes against the backdrop of a scam in another chopper deal involving complainant AgustaWestland of Italy. The proposal to purchase the helicopters...
  • Sikkim: Army helicopter with 4 on board missing April 21, 2011

    Gangtok: An Army helicopter, with two pilots and two soldiers, went missing on Thursday while flying over north Sikkim, triggering concerns over the fate of the machine and the personnel. The Advance Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv helicopter of the Army Aviation Corps had taken off from Sewak Road Base in Siliguri...
  • India tests homemade combat chopper March 30, 2010

    Bangalore: India has successfully flight tested a prototype of the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), designed and developed by the staterun Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), a top official said on Tuesday. "The maiden test flight of the LCH on Monday evening was successfully. Though it was a short haul lasting about 20...