New Delhi: The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) today issued an advisory to all airline and airport operators to step up security measures following fresh threat assessments.
The BCAS advisory was issued following intelligence reports and inputs it received, including from the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), highly-placed official sources said here.
The sources said that heightened security measures were being put in place at all Indian airports with the BCAS asking operators to take urgent steps to revamp security at airports, aircraft and other aviation infrastructure.
A similar directive was issued in January by BCAS, which is responsible for aviation security, following threat perceptions after the December last year’s terror attack at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport.
The latest aviation security order instructs airport authorities to keep a tab on all movements, including the parking lots and the airside.
Further restrictions on visitors inside airport terminals or carrying of baggage in the arrival and departure areas by non-passengers were also being put in place, the sources said, adding that the number of CISF personnel at entry and exit points as well as parking lots was being enhanced.