New Delhi: ‘Prachanda’, the first indigenous combat helicopter was inducted into the Indian Air Force on Monday in Jodhpur.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended the Induction ceremony of the first indigenously developed Light Combat Helicopters (LCH).

Before the handing over of the Light Combat Helicopter to the Air Force, a synod was organized in which the religious gurus of all four communities were present.

After the programme, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh took a flight in Prachanda.

Speaking on the occasion, Singh said there can be no better time than Navratri and a better place than the soil of Rajasthan to induct LCH into the Air Force.

With the induction of LCH, the strength of the Air Force will increase. Proud of indigenous technology of the country. The victory chariot of India is ready. LCH has met all the challenges and can easily dodge enemies, he added.

During the programme, Singh described LCH as a victory chariot and said that in the coming times, India’s name will be the first among the superpower countries.

The induction ceremony at Jodhpur airbase was attended by Chief of Defence Staff General Anil Chauhan and IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari.

The induction of these helicopters will give a big boost to the IAF’s combat prowess, Rajnath said.

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