Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Annual mock anti-hijack exercise held at airport

Vasco: A coordinated anti-hijack mock exercise was conducted at the Dabolim International airport on Tuesday.

An annual feature, the exercise was conducted as per guidelines laid down by the bureau of civil aviation security. The response and synergy among various agencies participating, such as the Indian Navy, CISF, Airports Authority of India (AAI), department of home affairs, Intelligence Bureau (IB), department of health services, police, etc, was evaluated to ensure effective crisis management in the scenario of a hijacked aircraft, an official said.

Armed intervention was also exercised by the quick reaction teams (QRTs) of the NSG, marine commandos, police and CISF.

05/10/21 Times of India

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