UK Team to Train Indian Airport Screeners

12 September 2010 (Last Updated September 12th, 2010 18:30)

A team of experts from the UK has arrived in the city of Hyderabad in India to train airport screeners of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in enhancing their passenger screening skills. During the four-day training programme at National Industrial Security Academy (NISA) in Haki

A team of experts from the UK has arrived in the city of Hyderabad in India to train airport screeners of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in enhancing their passenger screening skills.

During the four-day training programme at National Industrial Security Academy (NISA) in Hakimpet, 160 CISF airport screening staff will be updated about the latest screening techniques.

The UK team, including consultants Simon Bolt and Mary Winchester, has come to India as part of counter-aviation terror collaborative effort between the Indian and British Governments.

CISF Additional DG (Airport Sector) M S Bali said the current training programme will upgrade the skill set of CISF screeners to handle new modes of threats in the aviation sector, according to The Times of India.

The Indian Government gave airport security responsibility to CISF in 2000 following the Kandahar plane hijack incident, and since then the force has been safeguarding 58 airports across the country.