Prachand LCH inducted in IAF: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday took a sortie in Made-in-India Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) named ‘Prachand’ at Jodhpur airbase.
The LCH has been developed by aerospace major Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), primarily designed for deployment in high-altitude regions.
The new combat choppers were inducted into the Indian Air Force (IAF) in a ceremony earlier today in Jodhpur in the presence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari.
"It was a smooth and comfortable flight in the indigenously built Light Combat Helicopter (LCH). It can fly in any terrain, weather, and altitude; it has the capability to attack. Our motto is - make in India, make for the world," Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said after his maiden sortie in indigenously developed LCH at Jodhpur airbase.
The induction of these helicopters will be a big boost to the IAF's combat prowess, Rajnath Singh said.