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The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has displayed first of the Limited Series Production (LSP) of the Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) In IAF Colors (Tippy Grey) at the Aero India 2021. HAL has confirmed that three indigenous Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) that are part of the 15 Limited Series Production (LSP) LCH helicopters will be delivered by end of March 2021 to the Army and Air Force.

HAL started manufacturing 5 of the LSP LCH from its funds while it waits for the final contract before it deliveries the remaining 12 helicopters of the LSP in the next financial year. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) had approved the proposal for the initial batch of 15 LCHs, 10 for the IAF and five for the army.

LCH is the world’s lightest multi-role attack helicopter, with the highest flight ceiling. Two light combat helicopter prototypes, produced by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, have been deployed in the Ladakh sector to support the Indian Air Force at short notice amid the border row with China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

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