Centre sounds alert for all airports after fresh Intel inputs

Centre sounds alert for all airports after fresh Intel inputs

Agency News

New Delhi, Mar 2: After evaluating the fresh inputs by the intelligence agencies, the Centre on Saturday issued advisory to all airports across the country that asked highest level of security had to be maintained at all airports till further orders.

The Centre's move comes after the escalated tension with Pakistan after Pulwama attack on February 14 and subsequent Indian Air Force’s airstrike on terror camps at Balakot in Pakistan in a non military preemptive action on February 26.

The nodal agency for airport security, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has issued strict instructions to follow the security guidelines.

The BCAS has sent a list of measures to be effectively implemented for airport security which include that no vehicle will be parked in front of the terminal building and highest level of security checks at airport parking.

On Wednesday, a high-level meeting at the Home Ministry, chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, reviewed the security of all airports in wake of the Pakistan air force’s attempt to violate the Indian airspace.

The CISF DG was asked to re-calibrate the security set ups at all airports. The CRPF DG was also asked to reinforce the Srinagar airport as being close to International border.
Srinagar airport is guarded by the CRPF while rest of the airports were manned by CISF.
(UNI )