Indian Airports on High Alerts
Indian airports are on high alert after local intelligence reports warned security officials of a possible attempt to hijack an Indian airliner.
Security had been tightened at all Indian airports on the basis of the intelligence reports
The alert comes ahead of India’s annual Republic Day celebrations on 26 January, at which US President Barack Obama will be the chief guest.
India has issued a number of terror alerts in recent years.
Passengers will now be subjected to extra screening before they board an aircraft while armed sky marshals will be deployed on certain flights