• Mon. May 23rd, 2022

IAF CELEBRATES DIAMOND JUBILEE OF CHETAK HELICOPTER

The Chetak helicopter in the inventory of the Indian Armed Forces has completed 60 years of glorious service to the Nation. To commemorate this momentous event, a Conclave titled यशस्वत् षट् दशकम् with the theme चेतकआत्मनिर्भरता, बहुविज्ञता एवं विश्वस्तता के छः गौरवशाली दशक is being organized on 2nd April 2022 by Air Force Station Hakimpet under the aegis of Indian Air Force & Training Command, IAF. 

A Chetak in air ambulance role on a helipad

The Defence Ministry has kindly consented to be the Chief Guest for the occasion. The Conclave, scheduled at the National Industrial Security Academy Convention Centre, Secunderabad will be attended by the Chief of the Air Staff, senior retired & serving officers of the helicopter stream from the three services and officials of MoD, Indian Coast Guard & Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. 

An armed Chetak helicopter of IAF.

The Conclave intends to provide a platform to showcase six decades of helicopter operations in the country, highlighting Chetak helicopter operations in particular. This event highlight will involve reflections, narrations and discussions by prominent speakers from the veteran community and the Services. Deliverables to the audience would also include perspectives on the evolution of helicopter operations as driven by technology and future battlefield imperatives.

An IAF Chetak during HADR.

IAF Chetak during winching operations

Training in progress at HTS

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