LONDON — The Indian government has set an ambitious timeline for the development pace of the Light Combat Helicopter, with the goal of reaching initial operational clearance (IOC) in December 2011. The first prototype flew March 29 and it took another month for the helo to continue flight trials. The second prototype has yet to fly. In answers to parliament, India’s minister of state for defense, Shri M.M. Pallam Raju, set the December 2011 target, which echoes what prime ...

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