Chetak : Single engine turboshaft, light utility French helicopter with capacity of 6 passengers or 500 kg load. The anti-tank version carries 4 AS-11 wire guided missiles. It has a max speed of 220 km/hr.
IAF had undertaken the successful climbing of Mt. Everest on 21 May 2011 by Flt Lt Nivedita, Sgt Raju Sindhu and on 25 May 11 by Sqn Ldr D Panda, Flt Lt Rajika Sharma, Jwo J Singh and Sgt Ganesh Singh Pokhariya. The successful ascent of Mt. Everest brings laurels to the country as well as the IAF.