Terrorists are pushing limits..even their underpants to hit aviation sector: Rajnath Singh

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: October 9, 2018 5:53:29 pm

Rajnath Singh said security agencies such as the CISF should undertake “untiring and sincere efforts to maintain fool-proof security” at airports, which are thronged by lakhs of travellers daily.

Calling for bolstering aviation facilities, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Tuesday said terrorists are pushing their “limits” to attack global civil aviation operations. “The civil aviation sector is highly sensitive and high profile in nature. It also gets worldwide attention when hit by any attack. Often these incidents have geopolitical ramifications,” Singh said after inaugurating a two-day seminar on ‘international aviation security’ in New Delhi.

“The case of the shoe bomber in 2001, the use of liquid explosives in London in 2006 and the case of the underwear bomber in Amsterdam in 2009, clearly indicate that terrorists are pushing the limits and even their underpants to hit the aviation sector,” he said, while emphasising that ensuring security of about 40 small airports and heliports in India is a subject that cannot be “ignored”.

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