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Jodhpur: Indigenouslybuilt light combat helicopter (LCH) ‘Prachand’ was inducted into the Indian Air Force at Jodhpur airbase, in the presence of Defence minister Rajnath Singh, CDS General Anil Chauhan and IAF chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari. Rajnath Singh attended the induction ceremony of the first indigenously developed LCH in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur on Monday and a ‘sarvdharam’ prayer was also performed. Singh also took a sortie in Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) called “Prachand” at Jodhpur airbase in Rajasthan.

Speaking at the induction ceremony, Rajnath Singh said, “For a long time, there was a need for attack helicopters and during the 1999 Kargil war, its need was felt seriously. The LCH is a result of research & development for two decades. And its induction into the IAF is an important milestone in defence production.”

He added, “LCH is capable of dodging the enemy, carrying a variety of ammunition, and delivering it to the site quickly.”

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