Indian Air Force to induct Made-in-India Light Combat Helicopter on Monday

According to the IAF, the chopper is capable of aerial combat and will help the force combat slow-moving aircraft, drones and armoured columns during conflicts. The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) cleared the purchase of 15 LCH for both the IAF and the Indian Army. They were approved at a cost of ₹3,887 crore (approximately $476 million) along with Infrastructure sanctions worth ₹377 crore (approximately $46 million).