Mumbai Airport to get Security Upgrade Post 26/11 Attacks

21 February 2010 (Last Updated February 21st, 2010 18:30)

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) in Mumbai, India, is to receive 518 Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel to monitor airport premises as part of a counter terrorist contingency plan (CTCP). The deployment of CISF personnel has been done on the recommendatio

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) in Mumbai, India, is to receive 518 Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel to monitor airport premises as part of a counter terrorist contingency plan (CTCP).

The deployment of CISF personnel has been done on the recommendation of the bureau of civil aviation security (BCAS), according to www.dnaindia.com.

The CISF personnel will be posted outside the domestic (Santa Cruz) and international (Sahar) terminals of Mumbai airport.

The terminal marshals, who currently use AK-47s, will now upgrade to MP5 rifles while patrolling inside the airport.

A quick reaction team (QRT) will also be deployed at both terminals.

The security upgrade has been undertaken following the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai and frequent terror alerts at the CSIA.