Thursday, May 26, 2022


Navy inducts two indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopters ALH-DHRUV MK III in Port Blair

The two indigenously made Advance Light Helicopters ALH-DHRUV MK III inducted today in the fleet of Andaman Nicobar Command in Port Blair today.

The induction ceremony was held at INS Utkrosh, in presence of Commander-in-Chief, Andaman Nicobar Command, Lt. Gen. Ajai Singh as chief guest.

The Advanced Light Helicopter, ALH MK III designed & developed by Hindustan Aeronautical Limited, HAL is inducted into ANC’s fleet after two decades.

Equipped with twin powerful shakti engines, modern radar, electro-optical sensors, etc is capable to carry out missions day & night with max 14 soldiers.

Lt. Gen Ajai Singh said that the helicopters will act as a force multiplier for far-flung islands of the east in Andaman and Nicobar Command and strengthen its operational capabilities. It will be utilized in carrying out search and rescue operations, air ambulance, maritime reconnaissance, and logistics support in these remote and geographically scattered islands.

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