CISF personnel training in profiling airline passengers
To improve security standards at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi airport, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel are getting training in profiling passengers from experts from Israel— some of the best in business. Profiling a passenger helps security personnel zero in on people who betray suspicious behaviour and is usually employed to nab drug traffickers. A timely intervention may help the personnel grab a potential peddler or terrorist before he boards a plane.
“We are taking the help of experts in improving the security standards at airports. Profiling is the most important factor in security as you cannot check each and every person before he/she reaches the security area. Under the new system, a passenger comes under scrutiny as soon as he/she arrives at the terminal,” said a senior CISF official, requesting anonymity.
The intelligence team of CISF identify suspicious passengers outside the terminal and inform their colleagues about the suspect’s details on a wireless set.