CISF Detected 60 Suspicious Flying Objects at Sensitive IGI Airport in 3 Months
The Delhi International Airport witnessed over 60 unidentified objects in its air space in three months from October last year.
CISF Director General Surender Singh, during an annual interaction with journalists , said a total of 62 such incidents have been reported from October 27 last year till today.
CISF Top Brass Surender Singh Said “These objects, however, like
Chinese balloons among others.
It is very difficult to make out (about the kind of the flying objects with naked eyes),”
The DG said the government will soon come out with “operational guidelines” to tackle such cases after a similar incident was reported late last year when a suspected drone-like object was spotted near Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) runway.
“This is a general problem which is not only at the airport.
There are other sensitive installations too (near the airport area). Soon guidelines will be out determining the responsibility of each agency in such cases,”
While the Central Industrial Security Force is the overall in-charge for airport security in the country, it is assisted by local police and the Indian Air Force, more pro-actively at sensitive facilities like IGIA.
Officials said new guidelines or Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all airports are required while dealing with such potential threats as there are multiple stakeholders in civil aviation security and hence, a clear chain of command and task is required to thwart a possible aerial attack by using these gadgets.
The CISF boss was also asked about the menace of hoax calls received at airports.
The DG said while 44 such calls were received last year at across various airports the force is deployed at, 16 such calls have been made till now this year.
“These instances are considerable…but we take them all very seriously. We assume them to be genuine and all the procedures are undertaken to check them,” he said.
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