India Is Winter-Ready As It Deploys Three Light Combat Helicopters In Ladakh
The Light Utility Helicopter, Advanced Light Helicopter and the Light Combat Helicopter will ensure continuous supplies of weapons and winter- stocks to the high-altitude forward locations at the LAC
Three different types of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) helicopters have been deployed at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) by India. China’s media has consistently dismissed the Indian soldiers’ capability to take on their Chinese counterparts, especially during the harsh winters in forward high-altitude locations. These indigenous Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) are India’s answer to the rival country’s underestimation of India’s defence capabilities.
The first machine, the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) is already known for carrying out supply and stock roundtrips to the perilous Siachen region. HAL is positive about the ALH’s performance during severe snowing conditions that could see temperatures drop to as less as -40 degrees Celsius at the border.
The second, the Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) that will be used by both, the army and the Indian Air Force (IAF) can be used for stock deliveries, evacuations of casualties and injured soldiers.
The Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) is very agile and hard to detect on radars. It is used for attack missions and has been specially designed for high-altitude locations.
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