The four-blade compact helicopter can accommodate seven passengers besides two pilots, and fly at 246 kmph.
The heli-services will cover Leh, Padum, Kargil, Lingshed, Neyrak, Srinagar, Jammu, Drass and Zanskar.
The Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee gave a call to organise protests during the PM's visit to the state against the broken promises, including grant of special category status to AP.
All 9 persons onboard were rescued from the sea, but ONGC reported the death of four at a hospital.
The "pooja" for the luxury helicopter bought by RP Group chairman B Ravi Pillai at a cost of Rs.100 crore was performed at the helipad of Sree Krishna College Ground, Ariyannur near the temple town.
The helicopter will operate services for tourists, connecting The Raviz Kovalam in Thiruvananthapuram, The Raviz Kadavu in Kozhikode and The Raviz Ashtamudi in Kollam.
The court of inquiry has ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as a cause of the accident.
A helicopter tour has been arranged from the helipad near the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium at Kaloor on December 31, January 1 and 2 which would enable an aerial view of Kochi.
The state government had announced a compensation of Rs 8 lakh to the family of the Junior Warrant Officer and a job to his wife.
The armed forces personnel whose bodies were identified in the last few hours are Junior Warrant Officer (JWO) Pradeep, Wing Commander P S Chauhan, JWO Rana Pratap Das, Lance Naik B Sai Teja and Lance Naik Vivek Kumar.