Indian Army to induct Rudra choppers

23 November 2011 (Last Updated November 23rd, 2011 04:35)

The Indian Army will soon induct the Rudra Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH), armed with advanced air-to-air and anti-tank missiles, along the Pakistan border and western front.

The Indian Army will soon induct the Rudra Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH), armed with advanced air-to-air and anti-tank missiles, along the Pakistan border and western front.

The twin-engine chopper is a variant of the ALH Dhruv helicopter and is armed with an array of guns, rocket pods, and air-to-air and anti-tank guided missiles.

The aerial platform will enable army field commanders to use decisive combat power anywhere in the battlefield, according to Press Trust of India.

The weaponised helicopter is part of modernisation and capability development efforts and is expected to boost the army's aerial firepower capabilities.

The Indian Army will also induct and deploy 114 Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) along the mountainous terrain.