Defence Ministry Sign Agreement for 34 Alh Dhruv Helicopters

  • Ministry of Defence signed two contracts worth Rs 8073.17 crore with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to acquire 34 Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) Dhruv Mk III for the Indian Army and Indian Coast Guard. 
  • The ALH Dhruv Mk III is designed for Search & Rescue, Troop Transport, Internal Cargo, and rescue/Casualty Evacuation, and has proven performance in high-altitude regions. 
  • The project will generate employment of an estimated 190 Lakh Man-Hours and involve a supply of equipment from over 200 MSMEs and 70 local vendors.
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