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After 4 Crashes, Dhruv Choppers ground down

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The government of Ecuador has decided to ground all Dhurv choppers bought from India. The government of Ecuador also scrapped the contract with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited which manufactures Dhurv helicopters.

What is the issue?

Four out of the seven India’s built choppers Dhurv, which is capable of high altitude operation crashed between 2009 and 2012 in Ecuador. The government of Ecuador has signed a contract with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to buy Indian choppers.

But seeing the performance and record, the government of Ecuador has now decided to terminate the contract with India.

image via saab.com
image via saab.com

This is a major blow for an Indian company like Hindustan Aeronautics Limited which is seeking foreign customers.