SE­CU­RITY BREACHES

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Ato­tal of 30 se­cu­rity breaches have taken place at In­dian air­ports in the past five years with Mum­bai air­port top­ping the list with seven se­cu­rity breaches (2011 and 2012) fol­lowed by four se­cu­rity breaches at Delhi (2012 and 2014) and three at Madu­rai (2011).

The air­ports that wit­nessed two se­cu­rity breaches each are Cochin (2011), Chen­nai (2011 and 2012), Goa (2011 and 2012), Kan­gra (2012 and 2013), Kolkata (2011) and Nag­pur (2012 and 2015) while Udaipur (2011), Guwahati (2012), Coim­bat­ore (2011) and Bhubaneswar (2011) wit­nessed one se­cu­rity breach each. The latest se­cu­rity breach took place at the Nag­pur air­port on Fe­bru­ary 5, 2015, pre­ceded by two se­cu­rity breaches at Delhi on June 20 and 21 in 2014.

The dis­clo­sure was made by the Min­is­ter of State for Home Af­fairs H.P. Chaud­hary in the Ra­jya Sabha in a re­ply to a starred ques­tion on Fe­bru­ary 25 this year. The de­tails were pro­vided by the Min­istry of Civil Avi­a­tion, the min­is­ter said. The re­ply has fea­tured se­cu­rity breaches that started with the in­ci­dent at Kolkata air­port on Fe­bru­ary 5, 2011.

Most num­ber of 16 se­cu­rity breaches took place in 2011 fol­lowed by 10 in 2012, one in 2013, two in 2014 and one this year. The min­is­ter said that the Bureau of Civil Avi­a­tion has taken steps to strengthen se­cu­rity ar­range­ments with the time-bound de­ploy­ment of CISF and Quick Re­sponse Team.

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