New Delhi, Nov 25: The National Security Guard has got the approval of the Indian Air Force to use its planes to transport commandos for anti-terror duties.
NSG director General N P S Aulak said, "It has been officially formalised that the IAF will provide us air support in case any assistance is needed. The Air Force will also assist in training."
"We are thinking of having helicopters, which in a way would be a dedicated one (for NSG), but they would either be with the Air Force or with the home ministry's air wing," Aulakh said.
The NSG had signed a MoU with eight different private airlines aftermath of Nov 26 Mumbai attacks. This will enable it to requisition any aircraft for immediate transport of commandos.
The NSG will also have additional 13,000 men in its ranks as the force is in process of fully operationalising the four new hubs and two regional centres across the country.