India's license built version of the SA 316B Alouette III; dubbed the Chetak (after the horse of Rana Pratap from Indian folk legend), the helicopter's deliveries began in 1965. Indigenous production began in 1969.
The max weight and take-off power of the aircraft are 2,100 kg and 650 kW, respectively. The helicopter has a fuel capacity of 575 liters and seats seven.
Design authority: Sud-Aviation
Primary manufacturer: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
Parent type: No type defined
Aircraft status: Status unknown
VTOL type: Helicopter
Lift devices: 1 Single main rotor
Dedicated control device: 1 Tail rotor
Crew required: TBA in Side-by-side arrangement
Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)