外文标题：India needs more choppers than China: HAL
BANGALORE: Defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) chairman R K Tyagi, on Tuesday opined that India needs more helicopters/choppers than the West or China, and said that the need of the hour is to introduce a helicopter policy.
He justified his argument stating that the choppers have proved their mettle in a variety of uses for the Indian armed forces in general, besides being extremely useful while dealing with natural calamities and internal security threats.
国防事业单位印度斯坦航空有限公司(HAL)主席 R K Tyagi周二表示，印度需要比西方和中国列装更多的直升机，当务之急是引入一项直升机政策。
Pointing out that these machines ensure better governance, Tyagi said India has far less choppers compared to over 35,000 that are operational across the world.
"What is needed is a national helicopter policy," he said while addressing delegates of the National Workshop on "Use of helicopters for Airborne Law Enforcement (ALE)" organised by the Rotary Wing Society of India (Southern Region) here.
"India is one of the six helicopter producing nations in the world. HAL Dhruv remains our pride," he added.
G Ashok Kumar, joint secretary, ministry of civil aviation said: "Currently these machines are underutilised." The day-long workshop also deliberated on regulatory guidelines for ALE and the ALE needs of Karnataka.
然而，印度民航部联合秘书G Ashok Kumar说：“目前，这些机器未被充分使用。”
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The manufacturer says we need for choppers. The bureaucrat says the existing ones are under-utilised. irony for those who are trapped in fire in buildings, or in traffic or in law and order situations. And then there is the armed forces' need.
Sourav Indian (Unknown)
Six helicopter producing countries? There are many more. Search "List of rotorcraft manufacturers by country" in wikipedia
Defence Ministry should extend all necessary support to HAL to step up the production on large scale. It is great that India is one of the six helicopter producing nations in the world .
HAL Zindabad, I am proud to be a part of HAL
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Vikas Gupta (Noida)
Emergency services like Police, Fire Brigade, Hospitals etc should have choppers for quick access. Start with the police departments of metro cities and violence affected areas.
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arvind chitale (Pune)
Very bad news that these good machines called "Dhruv" remains under utilised. All three forces must order maximum machines so that will be inspire the engineers working on it and these servicse can always come back to HAL for more modifications. This will create a strong base and our dependence on foreign countries will be nullified. At the same time HAL must plan in advance and may scout for relevant technology from friendly nations like France to produce ultra modern machines required in 2030,
maladroit (Location) replies to arvind chitale
Tanks, artillery guns, aircraft and naval warships are also under-utilised. One also hopes that fire brigade's equipment and ladders remain un-used.
Ka Mov (Indoux)
Im sure HAL would like more helicopter orders but can it keep up on the delivery date of its other products which will also win it more orders.
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Ashish Tiwari (Pune, Maharashtra)
India should start producing these thing in india itself rather taking from other countries. Build your power yourself that should be the spirit.
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Patel Amit (B'da)
no doubt Dhruv is a pride for all of us. .. ..
Defeat devil Italian (Truth Prevails)
Where does HAL import engine for Dhruv from?
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Geethan (INDIA) replies to Defeat devil Italian
Turbomeca, a French company assisted in developing the Engine named as Ardiden in 2007. Later it was renamed as Shakthi. This is the engine used in Dhruv copters. HAL's claim that Dhruv is indigenous has been challenged by Comptroller and Auditor General of India, who reported that as of August 2010 the helicopter was: "...against the envisaged indigenisation level of 50% (by 2008), 90% of the value of material used in each ALH is still imported from foreign suppliers. -Wikipedia