February 29, 2024

Tucked away on Rajpur Road in the Hathibarkala Salwala area of Dehradun is the mundane-sounding office of the Principal Controller Of Defence Accounts. This bureaucratic building on a busy street hides a surprising warbird – a HAL Chetak helicopter – Z429 mounted on a platform. The Helicopter was first noted in 2006 and was in good condition at that time. Recent photographs of the helicopter confirm it is still being maintained well.

 HAL Chetak on display , as noted in 2006. Photo by Richard McMullen / Flickr


107, Rajpur Rd, Saundhon wali, Hathibarkala Salwala, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001, India

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