File Photo: Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari
Vice President Hamid Ansari today visited the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) facilities in Bengaluru and was briefed on the ongoing LCA-Tejas and Advanced Light Helicopters' projects.
Ansari evinced keen interest in flight hangars of LCA-Tejas and ALH. He also viewed different aircraft positioned in the HAL premises, an official statement said.
With the Initial Operation Clearance (IOC) having been achieved for LCA-Tejas in December 2013, HAL is focused on the expeditious production and supply of the aircraft against the first order. The aircraft is expected to be delivered soon.
The ALH-Dhruv helicopter has a proven track record in both military and civil operations. It has also been exported to Ecuador, Mauritius and Maldives.
The ALH is particularly useful in meeting the arduous tasks in difficult terrains and is being operated by Indian armed forces and state governments since 2002.