Aerial Alert : Shoot at sight order for flying objects around 10 kms of Nagpur airport
| Friday | 24th November, 2017
An intelligence input of the possible aerial terror attacks by the terrorists using the sub-conventional aerial platforms had been already received by the government.
In 2015, the then Minister of state had informed the parliament that the government was preparing a standard operating procedure for detection, identification and neutralization of threats from the sub-conventional aerial platforms.
The order was issued with the rising of the threat perception from the anti-Indian organizations and terrorists especially technically savvy operatives of Islamic State (IS).
It may be mentioned that the Central Industrial Security Forces (CISF) have been empowered by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to neutralize sub-conventional aerial platforms like Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), drones, para-gliders, parachutes and so on, if they are sighted in the civil airspace within 10km of the airport.
Nagpur: As the Nagpur airport has attained the status of sensitive secured zone owing to the frequent arrival and departure of top politicians, particularly from BJP and RSS, the shoot at sight rule for any suspicious flying object around 10 km of the airport also applies here.