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22 airports across the country put on high-alert, security beefed up

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Many airports and important places have been put on high alert after receiving intelligence information of a possible terrorist attack.  More than 22 airports across the country, including civil airports in India’s western states and other important ones like those in Delhi, Hyderabad and Bengaluru, have been alerted.

The forces have been asked to step up vigil and be prepared for any attack or sabotage and CISF Director General OP Singh said, “Security at vital airports has been increased. All major airports have been put on a high alert.”

Also, officials have said that the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has been notified and following which the airports, especially hyper-sensitive ones like those in Mumbai and Delhi, were put on alert.

They said the Central Industrial Security Force chief had also reviewed airport security with his top officials posted at all the sensitive airports.

“While a general review was done for all airports, some specific facilities were asked to be extra-vigilant,” they said, without going into the details.

Counter-sabotage teams, bomb squads and commando teams have been asked to be extra-vigilant to thwart any possible terror strikes, sources said.