In upcoming general election of 2014, Union Home Ministry decided to set – up a system of maintaining the security of election through IAF choppers. In 2014 General Election, for making a peaceful environment of election and protect the election polls from any Inter – state movements of naxalites, Home ministry decided to take the services of IAF choppers.
At slightest 10 helicopters of the Indian Air Force will be pressed into administration for quick development of security work force in each point of 2014 General Election. The issue was talked about tattered at high-level meeting led by Union home secretary Anil Goswami. This conversation was attended by heads of paramilitary compels and senior Home Ministry authorities.
The administration of the IAF helicopters will be needed as no Mi-17 helicopters of BSF are serviceable and won’t be accessible for maintaining the security mechanism of 2014 election. Also, Dhruv helicopters are sent in those states that are highly influenced by Naxal movements. That’s why; they won’t be withdrawn for general elections’ security.
According to the Union Home Ministry, “In this manner, the whole prerequisite of Election Commission of India will be met by IAF helicopter throughout general election 2014. Service of Defence may be asked for to keep the sufficient IAF helicopters in availability with impact from March 15, 2014 according to prerequisite of ECI.”
Throughout 2009 Lok Sabha surveys, the IAF had made accessible 14 helicopters to give air backing to the security strengths. In the interim, keeping in mind the end goal to stop the inter- state activity of naxalites, aggressors or against social components throughout the days of voting, the Centre has administered all state governments and focal paramilitary powers to build the territory command and additional vigil on the between state limits particularly in the Maoist-hit ranges to counteract the criminal or Naxal activities throughout the general elections.
Around two lakh focal paramilitary power work force, additionally state police powers, will be conveyed throughout the multi-staged general elections anticipated that will be held between mid-April and mid-May.