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Naveen seeks Two Helicopters for Anti-Maoist Operations in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, March 02: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday wrote a letter to Centre seeking two choppers for anti-Maoist operations in the state.

In a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Patnaik requested him to grant two dedicated MI-17 helicopters that would be stationed at Koraput and Bhubaneswar for anti-Maoist operations.

Earlier, Patnaik had written a letter to the then Union Home Minister on Oct 29, 2010 for two choppers for this cause. The ministry had told the state government to hire a helicopter for the operation against Maoists in the state under Security Related Expenditure scheme for the year 2010-11.

The state had hired one Pawan Hans Helicopter on Aug 7, 2011. However, one chopper was not enough to battle against Maoists in Odisha.

Today, Patnaik urged the Union Home Minister to consider the request and provide two MI-17 or equivalent choppers at earliest for the anti- Maoist operations in the state.



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