22 airports in India warned of possible terror attack

22 airports in India warned of possible terror attack

According to local media, airports in four border states, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat, as well as Delhi are on high alert.



By KT Web Team

Published: Fri 7 Oct 2016, 6:55 AM

Last updated: Fri 7 Oct 2016, 2:21 PM

In wake of the tensions brewing at the border between India and Pakistan, a warning of a possible terror attack has been sent out to 22 airports in India, including Delhi.
According to NDTV, airports in four border states, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat, as well as Delhi are on high alert. Authorities have confirmed that security has been beefed up.
Baggage will be randomly and carefully monitored, and so will be the parking and loading areas used by airport vehicles.  
NDTV reports, "the Civil Aviation Security Bureau has written to the police chiefs in each state, the CISF or paramilitary force which guards airports, as well as to state-run  and private airlines alerting them to the security threat."
This alert comes close on the heels of the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian army on terror launch pads across the Line of Control.
Rajnath to chair meeting on border security at Jaisalmer
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Jaisalmer on Friday on a two-day visit to review the security situation along the India-Pakistan border with Chief Ministers of four states.
According to official sources here, the review meeting will be attended by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.
Top BSF officers and senior officials of the state governments of Jammu and Kashmir, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Punjab will also be present.
Rajnath Singh will also chair a meeting with the Chief Ministers.
The Home Minister will also tour border areas of Rajasthan and the border outposts to assess the situation along the border.
The Home Minister will hold a separate meeting with BSF officials in Barmer on October 8.
(Inputs from IANS)


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