Saturday, March 16, 2019

CISF gets 6 bullet-resistant vehicles to secure IGI from terror attacks

New Delhi: The Central Industrial Security Force on Friday received six bullet-resistant vehicles for Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, becoming the first airport in the country to have such vehicles deployed at its premises.

Equipped with state-of-the-art weapons, these vehicles are being introduced to counter lone-wolf and vehicular attackers inside and near the periphery of the airport. The armoured vehicles will be handed over to CISF's Quick Reaction Teams, trained to be the first responders in a crisis situation. The procurement of these vehicles has been done to minimise any damage caused by a terrorist attack.

Officials said that earlier, there were no bulletproof vehicles at airports for the security of passengers and hence, the Bureau of Civil Aviation, recently, approved the procurement of such vehicles.

Each vehicle costs anywhere between Rs 25 and 40 lakh and has a light machine gun mounted on it. They are bomb resistant and are deployed along with a specifically trained staff, at locations that are more prone to attacks at the airport.
16/03/19 Times of India