Indian Air Force gets its first home-made light combat helicopter

India’s first indigenous light combat helicopter, capable of offensive operations in high-altitude areas like Siachen Glacier and eastern Ladakh, was inducted into the IAF on Monday. Defence minister Rajnath Singh flew a sortie in the helicopter, which is armed with 20mm turret guns, 70mm rocket systems and air-to-air missiles, after naming it ‘Prachanda’ at the Jodhpur airbase in the morning.

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