Defence forces halt ALH Dhruv fleet operations in wake of Navy accident

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Due to the crash of the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv fleet of the Indian Navy, the defense forces have halted the operation of ALH Dhruv helicopters till the investigation report comes.

An overview of the news

  • The Army, Navy and Air Force along with the Indian Coast Guard operate the ALH helicopter.

  • ALH Dhruv helicopters are used by the Indian Defense Forces in a number of roles including transport of men and material.

  • ALH Dhruv is one of the vital parts of the helicopter missions used by the three forces, which are deployed in different terrains.

About Dhruv

  • Advanced Light Helicopter or ALH-DHRUV is an indigenously developed aircraft by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) with a twin-engine.

  • This helicopter was first flown in 1992, but was put into service in2002 after certification.

  • The aircraft is certified for military operations by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.

  • The major variants of Dhruv are classified as Dhruv Mk-I, Mk-II, Mk-III and Mk-IV.

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