Security beefed up at airports post Istanbul terror attack

 Security at airports across the country has been beefed up in the wake of Istanbul terror attack, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

PTI| Updated: Jul 20, 2016, 17:47 PM IST

New Delhi: Security at airports across the country has been beefed up in the wake of Istanbul terror attack, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

In response to a question, Minister of State in Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said security at Indian airports has been reviewed by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the nodal ministry for civil aviation security.

"Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has also issued an advisory on June 29, 2016 to all the state governments, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), airport operators, airline operators to adopt enhanced security measures at all the airports," he said.

The minister said after the recent terrorist attack at Istanbul airport, a Special Airport Security Committee meeting was held at all airports under CISF security cover, which includes state police, CISF, airport operators, airline operators, Customs, Immigration and ground handling authorities and concessionaires and all these stakeholders were sensitised to be vigilant and beef up security.

"In many of the airports in the country which are under CISF security cover, latest gadgets/security equipment, including hydraulic bollards, liquid explosive detector, explosive trace detectors, camera fitted optic fibre endoscopes, have been installed, based on the need and threat perception in respect of the airports, by the airport operators concerned," he said.