Induction of New Weapons in Armed Forces

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New Delhi, 24 Mar 2021: The induction of new aircraft, weapons etc into the Armed Forces is a continuous process.  The details of important recent inductions in this regards are as under:-

Indian Army:

          (i) Cheetal Helicopters.

          (ii) Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) Mark 0/I/II/III.

          (iii)  ALH (Weapon System Integrated [WSI]).

          (iv)  20 mm Turret Gun – Integrated with ALH (WSI) platform.

          (v)  70 mm Turret Gun – Integrated with ALH (WSI) platform.

Indian Navy:

          (i)  Dornier 228 aircraft

          (ii)  Advance Light Helicopters (ALH MK III)

          (iii) Chetak Helicopters

          (iv)  P81 aircraft

Indian Air Force:

          (i)  Rafale aircraft

          (ii) Light Combat Aircraft

          (iii) C-17 and C-130 transport aircraft

          (iv) Chinook and Apache Helicopters

The Government is committed to boost “Atmanirbhar Bharat” scheme by inducting LCH and LUH helicopters in Armed Forces.

So far, till February 2021, the Government has issued 523 Industrial licenses for manufacturing of various items in Defence sector.

This information was tabled in a written reply by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik to a question asked by Shri Prathap Simha and Shri L S Tejasvi Surya in Lok Sabha today.