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India deploys copter for maritime surveillance in Maldives

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Advanced Light Helicopter MK-III. Photo: DRDO

NEW DELHI (PTI): As part of its defence diplomacy, India has deployed an advanced light helicopter MK III in Maldives, to be based at Kadhdhoo Island in Laamu Atol.

The helicopter will assist Maldivian forces in undertaking search and rescue, casualty evacuation, coastal surveillance, maritime reconnaissance, communication and logistic duties.

The Indian Naval contingent, headed by Cdr Rohit Gupte, an experienced helicopter pilot, comprises four officers and 21 sailors.

The technical support team comprises 13 technicians. The support team with the spares and support equipment had already reached Male on April 25.

The ALH MK III landed at Male and was received by Minister of Defence and National Security Adam Shareef and High Commissioner of India to Maldives Akhilesh Mishra.

Advanced Light Helicopter (MKIII) has been manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and has state-of-the-art avionics and is powered by Shakti engines.

The detachment of ALH would further strengthen the robust maritime cooperation between the two countries, a Navy statement said.


India  Maldives  Chopper  Defence  
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