New Delhi, 30 March:
The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the purchase of 15 Light Combat Helicopters. It has been told by the Ministry of Defense on Wednesday that the CCS has given this approval today under the LCH Limited Series of 15 Light Combat Helicopters. 3,887 crore has been sanctioned for this.
It has been said by the Ministry of Defense that 10 helicopters will be for the Indian Air Force and five for the Indian Army. CCS has approved procurement of 15 Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) Limited Series Production at a cost of Rs 3,887 crore as well as infrastructure system for Rs 377 crore.
The Light Combat Helicopter Limited Series Production (LSP) is an indigenously developed combat helicopter. The helicopter is equipped with requisite efficiency, maneuverability, extended range, high altitude flight performance and all-weather combat capability.