Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

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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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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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Completely agree.
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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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My choice was 'Bhairava'.
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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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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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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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'Raudra' would have sounded well given we have 'Rudra'
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Dilbu wrote:My choice was 'Bhairava'.
Mine too. Most befitting, IMO
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Kaal also good. Short and sweet. Means death.
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