Indian Air Force will be organizing a conclave titled ‘यशस्वत् षट् दशकम् with the theme ‘चेतक – आत्मनिर्भरता, बहुविज्ञता एवं विश्वस्तता के छः गौरवशाली दशक’ to commemorate 60 glorious years of the Chetak helicopter in the inventory of the Indian Armed Forces. This conclave will be held on 2nd April 2022 by Air Force Station Hakimpet under the aegis of the Indian Air Force & Training Command, IAF.
The Ministry of Defence, Rajnath Singh will be the Chief Guest for the occasion. The venue for the Conclave is going to be National Industrial Security Academy Convention Centre. Dignitaries like the Chief of the Air Staff, senior retired & serving officers of the helicopter stream from the three services and officials of MoD, Indian Coast Guard & Hindustan Aeronautics Limited will be attending this conclave.
The Ministry stated that the intention behind this celebration is to provide a platform to showcase six decades of helicopter operations in the country, highlighting Chetak helicopter operations in particular. This event highlight will involve reflections, narrations and discussions by prominent speakers from the veteran community and the Services. Deliverables to the audience would also include perspectives on the evolution of helicopter operations as driven by technology and future battlefield imperatives.