HAL Chetak

in Indian Coast Guard Service

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 18
Service Entry: 1978
Retirement: In Service

History

Seventeen HAL-built SA316B Alouette III were obtained from 1978 onwards. Initially 6 examples were ordered from HAL in 1978, the first two being received in May 1982. Additional examples were delivered in the mid 1990s. By 1998 a strength of 18 Chetaks had been achieved, with a planned total buy of 36 examples. The Chetak is used by 800, 841 and 848 Sqns.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
CG 801     May 1982 last noted 2.90
CG 802     May 1982  
CG 803     1982 last noted with CGAS 800 Feb 2001
CG 804     1982 last noted with CGAS 800 Feb 2001
CG 805     ?  
CG 806     ?  
CG 807     ? last noted 4.91
CG 808     ? last noted Apr 1991
CG 809     ? last noted with CGAS 800 Feb 2001
CG 810     ?  
CG 811     ?  
CG 812     ?  
CG 813     ?  
CG 814     ? last noted with CGAS 800 Feb 2001
CG 815     ? last noted Nov 1999
CG 816     ?  
CG 817     ?  

Pictures


Chetak CG 801. (photo, Simon Watson)

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2002/03 (Mach III) p.269
  • World Air Forces Directory 2004/05 (Mach III) p.300

Other Sources

To be added.


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