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Need to double strength at airports in 5 years: CISF

web-post October 11, 2017

Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), the agency in charge of airport security, has stated this categorically in a report to the government. It has projected that the paramilitary force will need to almost double its airport deployment in the next five years given the explosive growth of air travel in India, and failing to do… Continue Reading »


Could the iPhone X pave the path for Biometrics at the Airport?

web-post September 20, 2017

Of the many bells and whistles that Apple showed off at its product release keynote, the biggest talker may have been the new face-scanning capabilities of the iPhone X, which replaced the Touch ID technology in earlier iPhones. Biometrics aren’t completely new, however, and folks who aren’t ready to shell out $1,000 for an iPhone… Continue Reading »


GMR’s Hyderabad airport introduces express security check

web-post August 23, 2017

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), which operates Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) has revamped its infrastructure with new facilities – notably the introduction of express security check. In order to speed-up the check in procedures, GHIAL has introduced express security check or pre-embarkation security check at RGIA’s terminal entry gate for domestic passengers with… Continue Reading »


Ireland welcomes its first self-service airport gates

web-post August 18, 2017

The first automatic border control gates are to be installed at Dublin Airport, in an effort to increase security and speed up queues. They use face recognition on passengers while electronically checking the authenticity of biometric passports. Travelers are required to look towards an advanced facial recognition camera while scanning their passport with a passport… Continue Reading »


Summer rush: Airports seek more security

web-post April 28, 2017

With peak summer travel months approaching and most big Indian airports bursting at the seams with queues getting longer at terminals – for security checks and immigration – the aviation ministry has sent an urgent request to the government for increasing security and immigration manpower to ensure speedier processing times at these two vital check… Continue Reading »


CISF asks Home Ministry to name and shame MPs who bully jawans at airports

web-post April 7, 2017

To teach a lesson to the ‘bullying’ ministers, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has asked the Home Ministry to publicly ‘name and shame’ the guilty MPs by putting their names on the ministry website. The dossier submitted to the ministry by CISF lists 20 MPs who have been accused of bullying its jawans at… Continue Reading »


Terror alert: CISF wants to bring sensitive airports under its security cover

web-post March 2, 2017

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has asked for the implementation of the counter-terrorism contingency plan (CTCP) at the earliest at sensitive airports across the country in view of intelligence agencies warning of possible attempts to carry out terror strikes or hijackings by the Islamic State jihadi group, al-Qaida or Pakistan-based militant outfits like Lashkar-e-Taiba… Continue Reading »


CISF personnel guarding Delhi airport get suits, ties

web-post February 24, 2017

Next time you board a flight from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), be prepared to be greeted and frisked by personnel in suit and tie, quite like the US Secret Service agents. CISF, the force responsible for security of airports across the country, has given a makeover to its staff posted at the entry… Continue Reading »


Soon, Lie-Detecting Security Kiosks At Airports

web-post January 5, 2017

You may need to convince a computer that you are telling the truth during future airport security checks, thanks to a new lie-detecting kiosk that can spot changes in physiology and behaviour during interviews with travellers. The Automated Virtual Agent for Truth Assessments in Real-Time (AVATAR) is currently being tested to help border security agents… Continue Reading »


Delhi airport to stamp cabin bag tags again as trial run fails to save time

web-post December 29, 2016

With Republic Day approaching and no time being saved for commuters even after doing away with stamping of baggage tags, the CISF has ended the one-week trial run at Indira Gandhi International Airport and passengers will have to get the tags stamped again. However, the move is likely to return post January 26, 2017. Meanwhile,… Continue Reading »

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