As Army chief already has enough security, keeping in mind the present situation and assessing the threat level, a decision was taken to increase the security cover to Air Force and Navy Chiefs to match with Army Chief,” said a Home Ministry officer. The order stated, “The security arrangements in respect of Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa and Admiral Sunil Lanba have been examined in this Ministry. It has been decided to provide them ‘Z+’ category security in the central list. Delhi Police is, therefore, requested to provide Z+ category security to Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa and Admiral Sunil Lanba, immediately.”
Z+ category security is the highest category security in the country which includes a security cover of 55 personnel including 10 National Security Guard or NSG commandos. The NSG commandos are equipped with sophisticated MP5 guns and modern communication gadgets.