New Delhi, March 24(IANS) - It was a warm, sunny Tuesday morning in the national…
Sixty-two suspicious or unidentified objects were spotted in the sky above Indira Gandhi International Airport since October 2015, though many of them turned out to be kites, balloons and Chinese lanterns.
CISF director general Surender Singh, while sharing this information with media on Tuesday, said though the spotted objects were mostly harmless objects, they aroused suspicion as it was not always possible to make out their shape with the naked eye.
The DG also said that the government will soon come out with “operational guidelines” on how to deal with unidentified flying objects spotted in civilian areas.
“This is a general problem which is not only confined to the airport. There are other sensitive installations too (near the airport area). Soon guidelines will be out determining the responsibility of each agency in such cases,” the CISF boss said
Also, a total of 160 “weak points” or chinks in the security of Delhi Metro have been identified and measures are being taken to plug them, the CISF chief said. CISF and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) have deployed ‘queue managers’ in order to keep a check at these vulnerable areas in the Delhi Metro which witnesses over 26 lakh footfalls every day.
Singh, who was addressing mediapersons on the occasion of the 47th Raising Day of CISF, said a proposal to deploy CISF personnel on board Indian merchant vessels has been shelved after ministry of external affairs opined that it would have “legal implications”.
This comes in the wake of Italian marines case, in which two officers are facing trial in India for having killed two fishermen off Kerala coast.