The Indian Navy will deploy an Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) MK III in Male to strengthen maritime co-operation between India and Maldives.
Captain DK Sharma, spokesperson of the Indian Navy tweeted, “In a move to further strengthen the robust maritime co-operation between India & Maldives, Indian Navy to deploy an ALH Mk III in Male.”
“ALH to assist Maldives National Defense Forces (MNDF) in coastal security, SAR, casualty evacuation, Maritime Recce, Commn and Logistic duties,” he tweeted.
MK III is an improved version of Dhruv light helicopter equipped with Shakti engines, new electronic warfare (EW) suite and warning systems, automatic chaff and flare dispensers, and improved vibration control system. The first batch were inducted into Indian service in 2012.