Security beefed up at Indian airports, Rajnath Singh takes stock of situation

Last Updated: Monday, June 9, 2014 - 19:09

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed arrangements at airports and security was beefed up at major airports across India, including the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in the capital, after a terrorist attack at the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan on Sunday night.

An update from government sources said that the "Government of India has put all airports on heightened alert to guard against any terrorist attack on any Indian airport."

In the Karachi attack, at least 23 people, including 10 militants, were killed.

"Over 23,000 Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel, deployed at the 59 Indian airports, were informed to be more vigilant just after the terror attack on Jinnah airport," CISF spokesperson Hemendra Singh told.

"As there is enough deployment of security personnel at all these airports, we have no need to increase the force. But, all the officials deployed have been asked to keep a close watch on all movements of passengers and other people," he said.
Officials have been asked to take quick action if they find anyone involved in suspicious activity, he said.

Delhi`s IGI Airport, whose inner security is covered by over 5,000 CISF personnel and outer security by Delhi Police officials, has been kept under tight vigil following the attack on the Pakistani airport, a police official said.

With Agency Inputs

First Published: Monday, June 9, 2014 - 19:09

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