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IGI: CISF gets 6 bullet-resistant vehicles

NEW DELHI: The Central Industrial Security Force on Friday won six bullet-resistant automobiles for Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, changing into the first airport within the nation to have such automobiles deployed at its premises.

Equipped with state-of-the-art guns, those automobiles are being offered to counter lone-wolf and vehicular attackers inside of and near the outer edge of the airport. The armoured automobiles will be passed over to CISF's Quick Reaction Teams, skilled to be the first responders in a disaster situation. The procurement of these automobiles has been performed to minimise any damage led to through a terrorist assault.

Officials mentioned that earlier, there were no bulletproof automobiles at airports for the protection of passengers and hence, the Bureau of Civil Aviation, lately, authorized the procurement of such automobiles.

Each automobile costs anywhere between Rs 25 and 40 lakh and has a gentle device gun fixed on it. They are bomb resistant and are deployed at the side of a particularly skilled body of workers, at places which are extra susceptible to assaults on the airport.

Delhi's IGI airport is among the maximum hyper-sensitive airports within the nation and is at the moment on a prime alert after the Pulwama assault in Jammu and Kashmir last month. The security gadget at IGIA has been intensified as neatly.

A senior professional mentioned that despite the fact that the selection of complex devices being procured through CISF for security on the airports has been rising prominently, there's no machine that may match the complex technology of these bullet resistant automobiles. "If ever there is a terrorist attack or any other attack for that matter, these armoured vehicles shall be rushed to the spot and will come as the first resort of defence. This will enable CISF personnel to prevent the attackers from harming people, without coming in the line of attack," the professional defined.

After Delhi, those automobiles may also be stationed at airports in Ahmedabad, Chennai and Mumbai, amongst others.

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