September 25, 2021
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Unending wait
Helicopter requirements of India armed forces

The three services of the Indian armed forces had placed before the MoD the requirement of over 1000 helicopters in various categories over a decade ago, but the policy paralysis in the previous UPA government ensured that the forces deployed on the high altitudes live hands to mouth in essential supplies, from foods to ammunitions. This also resulted in compromise in combat readiness of the forces.

It would now be incumbent upon
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