Shailesh Kumar, National Defence
New Delhi, 13 January 2018
Year 2019 will be the watershed year in the history of Helicopter fleet modernization of Indian Army. Days before Army Day 2018, Army Chief General Rawat says that the Indian Army is to replace its old fleet of Chetak and Cheetah helicopter while the Army is happy with HAL manufactured ALH. Chinook helicopter when delivered in 2019 will multifold boost the capability of Indian Army as they can airlift M777 Ultra Light Howitzer to most difficult high altitude hilly terrain.