Night landing facilities for choppers in the Naxal-hit Jharkhand Area

According to sources, the Centre is looking into the possibility of establishing night landing facilities for helicopters in certain of Jharkhand’s Naxal-affected regions in order to expedite the deployment and evacuation of security troops.

Jharkhand, along with Chhattisgarh, is a Naxal-affected state, and a substantial number of national security troops were deployed with state police.

According to sources, the Union Home Ministry recently conducted a consultation meeting on the establishment of new forward operating bases and camps under the Assistance to Central Agencies for Left Wing Extremism Management (ACALWEM) plan.

Night landing facilities for choppers in Jharkhand

Following that, another meeting was conducted with Jharkhand government authorities to examine the idea of building up night landing facilities for helicopters.

According to officials, the night landing facilities for helicopters will enable authorities in the rapid deployment of forces and evacuations in the event of an emergency.

According to the report, the Home Ministry also convened two review sessions with District Magistrates to assess the success of the Special Central Assistance (SCA) Scheme in LWE-affected districts.

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren stated last year that the existence of hard-core radicals in the state was restricted to only four locations.

According to Soren, the four territories were Parasnath Pahar, Budha Pahar, the Tri-junction of Seraikela-Khunti-Chaibasa district in Kolhan division, and other districts near the Bihar border.

According to government records, there were 196 Naxal-related violent occurrences reported in 2016, which decreased to 126 in 2020.