CCS Approves Procurement of 15 Light Combat Helicopters from HAL

Issue: 04-2022

On March 30, 2022, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the procurement of 15 Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) Limited Series Production (LSP) at the cost of 3,887 crore along with Infrastructure sanctions worth 377 crore from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). The LCH is an indigenously designed, developed and manufactured state-of-the-art modern combat helicopter containing approximately 45 per cent indigenous content by value which will progressively increase to over 55 per cent for Series Production Version. Out of these, 10 are for the Indian Air Force (IAF) and five for the Indian Army.