Meet Lt Gen Kanwal Kumar, DG of AAC Who Flew the LCH at Aero India 2017

The ongoing Aero India 2017 is the host to some of the best aerobatics from around the globe. The 4-day long exhibition will culminate on 18th February 2017.

On display during this exhibition is IAF’s Sarang Team, Surya Kiran Team, and the mighty Tejas.

But the eye-catching moment was witnessed when Lt Gen Kanwal Kumar flew the indigenous Light Combat Helicopter during the second day of the exhibition.

Lt Gen Kanwal Kumar
Lt Gen Kanwal Kumar with Indigenous LCH
About Lt Gen Kanwal Kumar:
  1. Lt Gen Kanwal Kumar is the Director General of Army Aviation Corps.
  2. He also serves as the Colonel Commandant of Army Aviation Corps.
  3. He replaced Lt General P K Bharali as DG, Army Aviation on 01 December 2016.
  4. For his distinguished service, he has been awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal.
About LCH:
  1. The LCH is indigenously developed by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and will soon be inducted into the Indian Army.
  2. This combat helicopter is light, manoeuvrable and armed with devastating fire-power.
  3. It has the capability to manoeuvre through narrow valleys, mountains and high altitude areas, providing effective support to ground operations.
  4. The LCH, armed with its turret mounted gun, rockets, air to air missiles and air to ground missiles is a potent force multiplier and shall greatly enhance the Indian Army’s military capability.

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