Planning to offer a real-time picture on ground during terrorist attacks to security forces, the Indian Air Force has arranged two of its Mi-17 helicopters in Mumbai and Delhi. These helicopters have been equipped with imaging systems and sensors to allow live video footage of terror attacks to the command and control centers, IAF officials said.
As per IAF's plans, the footage will be used to give a holistic picture to the troops and security forces on ground who can then take synergized 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 hit 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.