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Indian Army lodges Dhruv order

6th September 2017 - 07:51 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is in receipt of an order for 41 further Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH), primarily for the Indian Army, according to an announcement by the state-owned entity on 4 September.

The deal is worth INR61 billion ($951 million) and will see 40 Dhruvs delivered to the army and one to the Indian Navy (IN) within a period of five years.

Among the army order is 18 Dhruv-WSI (Weapons System Integrated) armed variants (pictured above), also known as the Dhruv Mk IV Rudra.

T Suvarna Raju, HAL’s chairman and managing director, said, ‘The latest order reflects

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