Hi-tech helicopter 'Dhruv' in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Oct 3: The state-of-art aviation base at Manasbal in the central Kashmir houses the multi-role Advanced Light Helicopter ''DHRUV'' indigenously manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bangalore, a defence ministry spokesman said.

He said GOC 15 Corps Lt Gen A S Sekhon inaugurated the new Army Aviation base at a ceremony also attended by several senior army officers.

During the ceremony, a team of DHRUV helicopters led by the commanding officer of the squadron Col Rakesh Kapoor, gave a scintillating display of the capabilities of this versatile new generation helicopter.

The display included formation flying, high gravity maneuvers, slithering operations, under slung cargo carriage and high speed, small team insertion operations.

This multifaceted helicopter will provide a new capability to the security forces and can also be effectively used for disaster relief, search and rescue and casualty evacuation.


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