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Indian Air Force plans to induct women officers to fly LCH Prachand



The Indian Air Force plans to induct women officers to fly the newly inducted Light Combat Helicopter, Prachand (News Agency) Indian Air Force plans to induct women officers to fly LCH Prachand The Indian Air Force plans to induct women officers to fly the newly inducted Light Combat Helicopter, Prachand.The LCH is a dedicated combat helicopter designed and developed indigenously in India, manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). According to HAL, the light combat helicopter is the only attack helicopter in the world that can land and take off at an altitude of 5,000 metres (16400 ft) with a considerable load of weapons and fuel, meeting the specific requirements of the Indian Armed Forces. The induction of the chopper comes at a time India and China are locked in a military stand-off at certain friction points in eastern Ladakh. The helicopter is equipped with the requisite agility, manoeuvrability, extended range, high-altitude performance and around-the-clock, all-weather combat capability. It would be a potent platform to meet the operational requirements of the Indian Air Force and the Indian Army. The helicopter can also be deployed in high-altitude bunker-busting operations, counter-insurgency operations in the jungles and urban environments, and for supporting ground forces.The helicopter can also be used against slow-moving aircraft and Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPAs) of adversaries.