Defence Ministry to procure Advanced Light Helicopters from HAL for Indian Army and Coast Guard

The Ministry of Defence has signed two contracts worth 8,073 crore rupees with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the acquisition of 34 Advanced Light Helicopters on 13 March 2024.

  1. A deal has been finalized to acquire 25 Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) for the Indian Army and 9 ALH for maritime purposes for the Indian Coast Guard.
  2. The procurement falls under the “buy Indian-indigenously designed, developed and manufactured” category.
  3. The ALHs designated for the Indian Army are intended for tasks including search and rescue, troop transportation, internal cargo, and casualty evacuation operations.
  4. The ALHs designated for maritime roles are tailored for operations such as maritime surveillance, interdiction, search and rescue missions, as well as cargo and personnel transportation.

Q: What is the purpose of the 25 Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) procured for the Indian Army?

a) Maritime surveillance
b) Troop transportation
c) Cargo transportation
d) Passenger transportation

Ans : b) Troop transportation

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