Arunachal Pradesh is all set to float global tender for re-introducing chopper service in this land-locked State, Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin said here on Thursday.

“We will invite tenders at the earliest from all airline authorities within the country and abroad for re-introducing chopper service which was suspended from May this year,” Mr. Gamlin told reporters here.

The State government would ensure that only those choppers with advanced technology and best flying conditions operate in the state, he said.

Till April this year, Arunachal Pradesh had chopper service in almost all the districts operated by Pawan Hans Service Limited which was suspended after the death of former chief minister Dorjee Khandu in a chopper crash near Tawang on April 30 last.

When asked on the progress of the inquiry initiated to probe the reason of the crash, Mr. Gamlin said that the black box was not found, but other available materials from the crash site had been sent to France for investigation.