IAF chopper to give live footage of terror strikes

Last Updated: Monday, December 5, 2011 - 22:46

New Delhi: Aiming at providing a real-time
picture on ground during terrorist attacks to security forces,
the Indian Air Force has deployed two of its Mi-17 helicopters
in Mumbai and Delhi.

These helicopters have been equipped with imaging
systems and sensors to enable live video footage of terror
attacks to the command and control centres, IAF officials said
here.

As per IAF`s plans, the footage will be used to provide
a holistic picture to the troops and security forces on ground
who can then take synergised action against terrorists, the
officials said.

The plan to deploy these choppers was initiated in the
aftermath of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, they said.

India has taken several measures after the attacks to
protect vital installations and points against any strike from
the sea or aerial route.

The Air Force is also planning to deploy its frontline
fighter aircraft such as the SU-30MKI in the National Capital
region (NCR) to ward off any possible aerial threat.

During the Commonwealth Games last year, the IAF had
deployed its unmanned aerial vehicles to provide security
cover to the mega event.

IAF has also procured the C-130J Special Operations
aircraft which can be used to airlift and deploy quick
reaction teams at any location in the country in case of any
such attack.

PTI



First Published: Monday, December 5, 2011 - 22:46

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