Thursday, November 29, 2018

CISF offers expertise to international agencies in aviation security in Montreal

New Delhi:  CISF director general Rajesh Ranjan and additional director general MA Ganapathy attended the Global Aviation Security Symposium 2018 at Montreal, Canada on November 27-28 during which issues like use of new technology like CT based screening system for cabin baggage, artificial intelligence and biometric control access were discussed.

The points discussed in the second global aviation symposium organized by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) are usually binding on the member countries, said sources.

CISF is already exploring the use of CT scanning technology for checking laptops inside the handbags. Currently, the technology is being examined at London's Heathrow airport.

In the two day symposium, the civil aviation security experts from various countries discussed the need of effective risk awareness, robust application of enhanced security measures in the wake of emerging threats and the need for establishment of a stronger aviation security oversight regime capacity building through training of human resources etc.

The aviation experts also deliberated upon the need for risk based approach to aviation security.
29/11/18 Neeraj Chouhan/Times of India