MHA set to acquire more helicopters, aircraft

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  1. JAISWAL

    JAISWAL Senior Member Senior Member

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    Driven by the pressing needs of the country’s internal security, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is set to “ strengthen” its “air-wing” by acquiring more utility helicopters and aircraft.

    The ministry, which has to deal with multiple tasks of internal security and border management, does not have “a structured air wing”. But the rapidly changing security environment including threats from the Left-wing extremists, flash terror strikes and border intrusions during peace time have forced it “to spread out its wings.”

    Sources in the MHA told Deccan Herald that the proposal for expansion of the air fleet has been approved which would cater to the needs of air attack, surveillance and transport requirement of all the para-military forces.

    The Border Security Forces (BSF) and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) have been guarding Indo-Pakistan, Indo-Bangladesh and Indo-China borders respectively with Central Reserve Police force engaged in the internal security job.


    Sources said the ITBP has mainly asked for “the lift helicopters” as the force is largely operating in the hilly terrains on Chinese borders.

    The CRPF and BSF have sought additional fixed-winged aircrafts. A similar demand has been made by National Security Guards (NSG), the elite anti-terrorist strike force in the country, to make quick moves.

    “ITBP needs more attack helicopters than the force. It requires six lift helicopters B -17 helicopters as the it operates in the mountain regions,” said a top official of the force.

    The CRPF has listed its need for small helicopters for transport.
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  3. Bhadra

    Bhadra Defence Professionals Defence Professionals Senior Member

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    So we shall soon have MHA Airforce ?
     
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    Just buy some dhruvs and save some money from going out!!
     

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