Govt.’s repeated failure to modernise the Army’s helicopter fleet has resulted in a precarious situation.
- CAG reports points that Army Aviation Corps is facing a 32% deficiency in its authorised fleet strength.
- The report says that about 52% of the existing fleet is more than 30 years old.
- The main reasons were failure in meeting the targets and objectives of the acquisition plans and tardiness in procurement action.
- India has recently selected Russian Kamov-228T utility helicopter, which will be built in India under technology transfer.