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Indian experts have proposed sending LCH helicopters, which are not yet in service, to the border with China

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Indian military experts say that in order to counter the “growing military threat from China” in the Ladakh region (disputed border territories), attack helicopters must be sent there. At the same time, it is stated that the best option in the prevailing conditions for India could be a transfer to the mountainous regions of the LCH helicopter.


The whole problem for India is that these helicopters are not yet in service with the Indian Air Force. They continue to remain in the form of several prototypes that HAL is trying to bring to mind.

The LCH helicopter first flew back in 2010. But in the next 10 years, apparently, the Indian industry did not achieve any significant successes in the production of this equipment.

In the Indian press (IDN):

LCH - a modern multi-purpose helicopter with integrated sensors, digital communications, weapons control system. 5,8-ton helicopter will provide the necessary aviation support to the armed forces deployed along the border with China, as it is capable of performing operational functions in extreme weather conditions in the inaccessible terrain of the Himalayas.

Indian experts have proposed sending LCH helicopters, which are not yet in service, to the border with China

It should be noted that in 2015 the Ministry of Defense of India ordered 179 such helicopters. And in November 2019, the order was reduced to 15 LCH, calling it the "first batch."

Indian experts:

During the tests, such helicopters showed the ability to land and take off from the Siachen high-altitude range with a significant load.

Due to the fact that the LCH did not appear in service with the Indian Air Force, the proposal to send these rotary-wing aircraft to Ladakh “to counter China” looks strange.
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  1. Polite Moose
    Polite Moose 16 June 2020 07: 14 New
    +5
    the best option under the prevailing conditions for India could be a transfer to the mountainous regions of the LCH helicopter.

    Hearing such news, Mila OKB smiled slyly and the head of the sales department rubbed her hands.
    1. Civil
      Civil 16 June 2020 07: 51 New
      0
      What other non-existent types of weapons will Indus send to the Himalayas?
    2. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 16 June 2020 08: 46 New
      +1
      Rather, KB Kamov. They fly better in the mountains. In general, the Indians have Apaches. I don’t know how much they managed to deliver.
  2. Zeev zeev
    Zeev zeev 16 June 2020 07: 29 New
    -1
    In reality, the best option would be to transfer the AN-64 Apache purchased by India to the border.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 16 June 2020 08: 03 New
      +2
      Yes, especially considering the mountainousness in Ladakh and the fact that China will most likely use its Z-19s with over-the-body radars.
  3. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 16 June 2020 07: 35 New
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    Indian experts have proposed sending LCH helicopters, which are not yet in service, to the border with China
    to destroy an enemy who is not yet in India. repeat
  4. nobody111body
    nobody111body 16 June 2020 07: 51 New
    +1
    Chinese drones are taking part in Libya and the Turks are not bad at all, but they never hit anything between China and India; better watch your israel and the mexican fence too
  5. Graz
    Graz 16 June 2020 08: 15 New
    +1
    Indians in my opinion very often overestimate themselves in many areas, I would say that even more Americans
  6. Runoway
    Runoway 16 June 2020 08: 37 New
    +7
    Indian experts have proposed sending LCH helicopters, which are not yet in service, to the border with China

    According to the same scheme, the SU-57, which was not accepted for service, has already gained air supremacy over all media
    ps can get out of hand, but in fact
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 16 June 2020 08: 50 New
      0
      The only difference is that the Indians could buy and localize (according to the example of Su30) Mi24 (35) with modern TVDs for mountains or Ka52. With the availability of Jewish and French electronics, optics, and 3rd generation ATGMs, they would have the best helicopter in the region. But with Su57 we cannot do this. Need to cut yourself.
      1. Runoway
        Runoway 16 June 2020 10: 59 New
        0
        Yes, there is more of a blunder of our managers! The French managed to sell Rafale, which is "inconvenient" for the Indian Air Force, and it is still very expensive
        1. Zaurbek
          Zaurbek 16 June 2020 11: 33 New
          +1
          The main problem there, with the lack of our 3rd generation ATGM and ready-made radar ... and night optics. Our helicopters are becoming round-the-clock only now ... and Apache became such 20 years ago. And the Indians were given something to produce ...