Coast Guard To Acquire 16 Advanced Light Helicopters
Coast Guard To Acquire 16 Advanced Light Helicopters
Indian Coast Guard aims to expand its aircraft inventory by acquiring 16 advanced light helicopters and 50 vessels.

This is part of its agenda to have 200 ships and 100 aircraft by 2025. At present, there are 145 ships and 62 aircraft, Coast Guard Director-General Krishnaswamy Natarajan told reporters on the sidelines of the 19th India-Japan Coast Guard Exercise, on Thursday.

“Today, we have 50 ships under construction in various Indian shipyards and apart from that we have 16 advanced light helicopter MKIII under production with HAL, Bengaluru,” he said.

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January 17, 2020