Rajasthan: At the induction of the first Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) built in India into the Indian Air Force (IAF) at the Jodhpur Air Force installation in Rajasthan, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh stated that the action will increase defence production in the nation.
The introduction of Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) that were produced domestically would improve our capability and increase defence manufacturing. The festival of Navratri and Rajasthan, the home of the warrior, could not have been a better location for LCH induction, according to Singh.
The Light Combat Helicopters can be used in counterinsurgency operations and combat search and rescue missions. They are also capable of damaging enemy air defence. The Cabinet Committee on Security, presided by the Prime Minister, approved the purchase of 15 LCH Limited Series Production (LSP) aircraft in March for a cost of Rs 3,887 crore, along with related infrastructure sanctions costing Rs 377 crore. This month, the LCH was formally introduced. Ten of the 15 helicopters being purchased from the LSP will be used by the Indian Army and five by the IAF.