Mauritius chooses Dhruv

On March 24, a team of four pilots from Mauritius will arrive in Bangalore to begin month-long training on the ALH Dhruv. HAL signed a contract with the Mauritian government on February 27 for the sale of one civilian and VVIP transport variant of the helicopter. The country may buy upto two more in the near future sources say. This of course takes the total number of exported Dhruvs to seven (not counting the lease to Israel and the gifts to Nepal). This is a single chopper deal, but it's still something. Good going. HAL is also in talks with Suriname for the sale of upto three Dhruvs.

Photo of ALH civil variant by Shiv Aroor

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