Delhi’s IGI airport to have bomb resistant, LMG-mounted bullet proof vehicles to counter attacks


To counter vehicular and lone-wolf attackers inside and near the periphery of the Delhi airport, authorities are procuring a fleet of bullet proof vehicles for airport security. They will be handed over to the CISF’s Quick Reaction Teams (QRTs), trained to be the first responders in a crisis situation. The Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), operator of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), bought the vehicles after the Bureau of Civil Aviation recently approved its specifications, officials said.

At present, the CISF has no bullet proof vehicle in its airport security unit. According to senior officers in the force not authorised to speak to the media, the procurement of these vehicles is in an advanced stage. Each unit will cost between Rs 25 to 40 lakh and will have a Light Machine Gun mounted on it. They will also be bomb resistant.

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Source: Hindustan Times