Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

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Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Postby Pratyush » 01 Oct 2022 11:54

Read the article and was amazed by the fact. Even though the mechanical components of the machine were perfected with the Dhruv.

It still took nearly 10 years to perfect the machine.

The most disgusting aspect of the program is the stepmotherly treatment the services have given it.

Till date they have not decided on the ATGM to be integrated with the machine. Not hellfire.

Not spike.

Not any of the Russian missiles.

Almost, as if, they don't know what to do with the machine.

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Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Postby JTull » 01 Oct 2022 12:29

Services want foreign platforms with their roles defined by foreign powers. Shows complete lack of independent thinking.

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Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Postby kit » 01 Oct 2022 14:06

JTull wrote:Services want foreign platforms with their roles defined by foreign powers. Shows complete lack of independent thinking.


Absolutely. A true geopolitical power needs a military that can project and safeguard its ambitions. It needs a military that has strategic direction, with that would come preparedness for future projects and acquisitions.

CDS is just one step ., a university for strategic affairs and military matters has to happen with various chairs undertaking research into such., but OT

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Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Postby KSingh » 01 Oct 2022 16:09

Pratyush wrote:Read the article and was amazed by the fact. Even though the mechanical components of the machine were perfected with the Dhruv.

It still took nearly 10 years to perfect the machine.

The most disgusting aspect of the program is the stepmotherly treatment the services have given it.

Till date they have not decided on the ATGM to be integrated with the machine. Not hellfire.

Not spike.

Not any of the Russian missiles.

Almost, as if, they don't know what to do with the machine.

A peacetime military that has no living memory of a conventional war to speak of so they have to base their entire ORBAT around foreign OEM brochure specs

No greater example of this than the truly fantasy specs created in their SQRs that I’m sure most just laugh at in the industry.

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Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Postby ashishvikas » 01 Oct 2022 21:02

Watch "Rakhwale: भारत में बना Light Combat Helicopter लद्दाख में झंडा गाड़ने के बाद अब फौज के हवाले हुआ" on YouTube


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Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Postby Manish_P » 02 Oct 2022 09:45

KSingh wrote:...
A peacetime military that has no living memory of a conventional war to speak of so...


While i agree, to an extent with the second part, i would not emphasize with the above statement

Let's not forget that the Indian armed forces did fight a short but very bloody conventional conflict in Kargil

Some of the root causes of the problem is the Indian military has for decades been tied up, by the external enemy, in non-conventional counter-insurgency warfare and but even more damagingly forced, by the resident enemy, to fight with their hands tied vide non-assertive national goals, policy paralysis and deliberate economic starvation.

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Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Postby eklavya » 02 Oct 2022 14:29

Kargil, Balakot (plus it’s aftermath), the situation in East Ladakh, etc. etc. It is a force that lives and breathes offensive operations.

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Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Postby Dilbu » 03 Oct 2022 12:03

Air Force gets first made-in-India light combat helicopters today
India is set to witness the induction of the first made-in-India light combat helicopters on Monday in the Air Force with defence minister Rajnath Singh in attendance. The induction would be a “big boost” to IAF’s “combat prowess”, the defence minister said on Sunday ahead of his visit to Jodhpur in Rajasthan where the induction is set to take place.

“I would be in Jodhpur, Rajasthan tomorrow, 3rd October, to attend the Induction ceremony of the first indigenously developed Light Comat Helicopters (LCH). The induction of these helicopters will be a big boost to the IAF’s combat prowess. Looking forward to it,” Rajnath Singh’s tweet read. Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari will also be present at the event.

Earlier this year, in March, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) had met under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi had approved the procurement of 15 Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) Limited Series Production at the cost of Rs. 3,887 Cr along with Infrastructure sanctions worth Rs. 377 Cr. The 5.8-tonne twin-engine helicopter - to be inducted on Monday - has already completed various weapons firing tests, officials were quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

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Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Postby arshyam » 03 Oct 2022 13:36

India-Made Light Combat Helicopter Named 'Prachand', Inducted Into IAF At Jodhpur

Can't they come up with a good name befitting an offensive platform? Who decides these things? Even the name Tejas is not conveying offense, though there are good arguments in its favour given that it bootstrapped the entire aviation industry in India. But it's time to ditch this tentativeness when naming our weapons systems - they are not practicing ahimsa (even if we as a country want to do), and the names matter when building a perception. An offensive platform that is unique in the world in terms of capability should have a name more than just "bold".

Or simply go the way of the Americans - use project numbers to designate and be done with it. Something like LUH = Ha-5, ALH = Ha-20, LCH = Ha-25, etc.

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Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Postby Karan M » 03 Oct 2022 13:50

Completely agree.

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Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Postby BenG » 03 Oct 2022 14:04

Yup! I thought the name would be along the lines of Kala, Ugra or Asura(Tough politically but good). This sounds like a boy scout. People with zero imagination and marketing skills.
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Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Postby Dilbu » 03 Oct 2022 14:33

My choice was 'Bhairava'.

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Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Postby Manish_P » 03 Oct 2022 15:48

Ah well. So 'Prachand' it is..

Does Prachand translate to 'ati ugra' or 'immensely fierce'?

Sanskrit shabdha kosh - Prachand

Well BRFites i am sure will come up with, and agree on, a fitting nickname

Pls. pls. pls don't name it after actress..any actress

PS - Admins, request you to please add the name to this thread title

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Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Postby YashG » 03 Oct 2022 19:17

Where are the LCH orders. If IAF and IA were museums, we could add 5-10 pieces and call for a party.

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Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Postby Rakesh » 03 Oct 2022 19:22

Manish_P wrote:Pls. pls. pls don't name it after actress..any actress

After a name like Prachand, what are expecting? :lol:

Manish_P wrote:PS - Admins, request you to please add the name to this thread title

Will add it in for the next thread. We are 15 pages into this thread.

Added Later: I found some interesting info. I might have to just start a new thread.

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Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Postby Larry Walker » 03 Oct 2022 19:47

'Raudra' would have sounded well given we have 'Rudra'

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Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Postby arshyam » 03 Oct 2022 19:47

Dilbu wrote:My choice was 'Bhairava'.

Mine too. Most befitting, IMO

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Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Postby sanjayc » 03 Oct 2022 19:59

Kaal also good. Short and sweet. Means death.


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