The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which mans Indian airports, was on Thursday asked to tighten vigil at Kolkata's Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport after the Intelligence Bureau issued an alert regarding a possible attack on the airbase.
Air India passengers bound to New York and London had a harrowing time at the city airport after the airline had to cancel the NY flight due to technical snag and duty time curbs on crew and the other flight because of a mock drill at the airport.
An Air India flight en route to Mumbai from Bangkok made an emergency landing at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport here Thursday evening, after the pilot reported an on-board medical emergency, airport sources said.
Several passengers of Air India faced a tough time at the Delhi airport on Monday after two flights were inordinately delayed due to late arrival of aircraft and expiry of the flight timings of the crew members.
Security remained high at the Kochi airport for the second day on Saturday in the wake of a threat of a bomb explosion or a possible suicide attack on a flight on the Mumbai-Kochi sector and a review will take place on Monday.
Rebuffing Air India's attempts at cover-up, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Saturday disclosed that a dummy stun-grenade was found on board an Air India jumbo plane when it landed at Jeddah in the wee hours.
In a security scare, the Air India crew on Friday night found a defused grenade in the business class of an Air India jumbo aircraft, which was kept as a standby for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent US visit.
Nagaland Governor P B Acharya has urged the Centre to immediately restore the daily Air India flight to the northeastern state from Kolkata and also connect capital Kohima with Dimapur through chopper service.