HAL Dhruv

in Indian Coast Guard Service

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 4
Service Entry: 2002
Retirement: In Service


Previously called the ALH, the first Dhruv helicopter was handed over to the ICG at Bangalore in March 2002. The Dhruv will be used as dedicated rescue helicopters and will not directly replace the Chetak in ICG service. A second Dhruv was accepted in May 2002 and four more will enter service 2002-2007. A total buy of 12 helicopters has been officially approved.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
CG 851     18 March 2002  
CG 852     May 2002  
CG 853        
CG 854        


None available at present.

More Information


  • World Air Forces Directory 2004/05 (Mach III) p.300

Other Sources

To be added.

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