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The CISF, which is responsible for guarding Delhi airport, said they were also on the alert against drones.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Snipers, commandos deployed at Delhi airport after hijack alert

New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2019 12:12 AM IST
Officials said there was no need to panic and assured they had increased deployment of commandos around the tarmac and stationed spotters and snipers on watchtowers.
In an internal report filed by the pilot of the Ariana Afghan Airline’s flight FG312 to the airline, he has said that while briefing his first officer about the situation, the actual alert was generated by mistake.(HT File / Representative Photo)
In an internal report filed by the pilot of the Ariana Afghan Airline’s flight FG312 to the airline, he has said that while briefing his first officer about the situation, the actual alert was generated by mistake.(HT File / Representative Photo)

Hijack alert on Afghan airline triggered during ‘demonstration’ to junior, says pilot

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2018 08:43 AM IST
Around 3.30 pm on Saturday, security officials at Delhi airport panicked after the pilot of the Kandahar-bound flight, which was parked on the tarmac, issued a hijack alert to the Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.
An Air India aircraft takes off from the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad.(REUTERS File)
An Air India aircraft takes off from the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad.(REUTERS File)

After hijack alert, more sky marshals to patrol flights to Kabul and Kathmandu

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2018 01:50 AM IST
The number of sky marshals per flight varies from two to six, depending upon the threat perception on a particular route.
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