Patna: The anti-Maoist operations in state are set to be augmented with the Bihar police planning to purchase a chopper for the use of security personnel. The chopper will help reduce time in providing air support to security forces carrying out combing operations in Maoist-hit areas. ADG (law and order) Alok Raj said modalities for purchase of the chopper were being finalised. "We have decided to borrow one of the three choppers the Centre has provided to Jharkhand till we get our own," the ADG added. "Technical issues like recruitment of pilot, hangar, maintenance and budget are being discussed before the purchase of the chopper. It will be stationed at Gaya hangar. The helicopter will also be helpful for police personnel on law and order duty," the ADG said. He added that the chopper will drop commandos in Maoist-dominated areas, especially when an encounter takes place. "It will also be used to airlift injured jawans and shift them to hospitals. Security officials can use the chopper to reach the trouble spots during important operations," he said. "Gaya hangar has been chosen to station the chopper because anti-Maoist operations are mainly conducted in southern part of the state. Dense forest and hilly terrain make it difficult for security personnel to take quick action," the ADG said. We can't land the chopper everywhere from security point of view. In Chhattisgarh, the ultras also target choppers used by security personnel. Construction of helipad in police lines and CRPF camps will ensure safe landing of the chopper," the ADG added. Chief minister Nitish Kumar had recently said all police lines in the state will be equipped with helipads.