"We (The Commission) are having security arrangements for Jangalmahal area and for that we have sent a requisition to the MHA for three helicopters ... We are yet to get a confirmation from them though they (the ministry) has briefly committed for it," Additional Chief Electoral Officer Dibyendu Sarkar said today.

"We have briefed the ministry the reason behind the need of the helicopters and they will be used to oversee the security arrangements in Jangalmahal," Sarkar added.

On the number of central forces required in Jangalmahal, which was earlier considered a hotbed of Maoist activities, the election officer said the calculation was still on and the picture would be clear within a few days.

He said there was a high-level video-conference on inter-border security between West Bengal and Assam and the state's "critical borders" with Jharkhand, Bihar and Odisha.

"There was a discussion on where the naka points were erected and which other places it was required in. There were talks on the inter-border movements of miscreants and possible movements of weapons from one state to another," Sarkar cited.

Bengal chief secretary, home secretary, chief electoral officer, excise commissioner, senior MHA and state police officers participated in the video conference, he said.

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