CAN INDIA BE AFRAID OF THE RECENT SAFETY RECORD OF US-MADE APACHE HELICOPTERS?

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Since the turn of the twenty-first century, the US has dominated the Indian defence industry. But military commentators have frequently expressed doubts regarding the American weaponry’ dependability given the nation’s weather. It appears from a recent occurrence that their complaints were well-founded.

The US has expressed concerns regarding the security of the Apache attack helicopters, which are made by Boeing. As a result, the South Asian nation of India is understandably concerned about the emergency landing of the same helicopter in the Ladakh region.

It is important to note that the Apache helicopter suffered damage during the landing and will now need to be out of commission for an extended period of time.

“On April 3, 24 during an operational training sortie in Ladakh AOR, an IAF Apache helicopter made a cautious landing. Due to the high altitude and uneven terrain, it received damage during this landing,” the IAF said in a statement on Thursday.

The Indian Air Force (IAF) possesses a fleet of 22 Apache helicopters, which were mainly purchased to enhance the IAF’s operating capabilities in the hilly areas of northern and northwest India that border Pakistan and China.

The Apache, which is built to function in all weather circumstances, especially during night missions, is referred as by Boeing as the “world’s most advanced multi-role combat helicopter”.

However, the fact that the weather in Ladakh, which includes strong winds, hindered the Apache appears to refute Boeing’s claim, since the IAF verified that “high altitude and undulating terrain” contributed to the helicopter’s emergency landing.

Located at 13,500 feet above sea level, the Ladakh area of India is commonly regarded as one of the highest inhabited regions on earth.

Even the so-called greatest military equipment on the earth would find it difficult to navigate the region’s deep valleys and towering mountain ranges.

The American Army was put in a difficult situation earlier this year when four of its Apache helicopters went down in the course of two months.

The last time an Apache helicopter crashed took

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