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Two More ALH Dhruvs For Ecuador!
Ecuador’s Defence Minister Javier Ponce is expected in India shortly on an official visit to sign a few defence agreements with the country. Among them will be Ecuador exercising its option to buy two more Indian ALH Dhruv helicopters, taking its Dhruv fleet to nine choppers. Earlier this year, the Ecuadorian Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Ecuatoriana) purchased seven Dhruvs for the logistical role, including one kitted out as a VIP transport for the country’s President. The fleet is currently based in the military area of José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport in Guayaquil, in the heart of Ecuador.