Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI: The defects on indigenous helicopter Dhruv have been rectified and it is flying again, Chairman of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) A. K. Baweja has said.

The entire Dhruv fleet was grounded after a helicopter, meant for the Jharkhand Government, crashlanded due to problems in the tail rotor.

"The helicopters which were grounded for mandatory safety checks are now taking to the skies at the rate of 12 a month," Mr. Baweja said.

HAL was planning to clear orders for 72 Dhruv helicopters placed by the armed forces.