HAL's offer to pvt players making civil choppers

In a first such initiative, HAL has expressed readiness to transfer technology to select Indian private defence firms to manufacture a civil version of the indigenous chopper, the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH Dhruv).

At the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Summit under 'Make In India' held at HAL Nashik on Saturday, HAL Chairman and Managing Director T Suvarna Raju said the company was keen to encourage private partnership in all its activities. .

ALH's civil version can be used for short-distance passenger transport, VIP travel, search and rescue, emergency medical service, underslung load, disaster relief, offshore operations in varying and challenging geographical terrains.

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