Airports in India put on High Alert following Hijack Threat

New Delhi: Breaking News! Security has been intensified airports across India, following the intelligence reports that terrorists may try to hijack Air India flights operating from or going to a South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) country.

The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security has issued a high-alert advisory to all carriers and airports across the country. The red alert was issued in the wake of next week's Republic Day celebrations in India.

The airlines and airport authorities have been asked to adopt the adequate security practice, including sky marshals on all planes and multi-point frisking. The advisory was sent to Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Assam besides Maharashtra, Karnataka and Delhi.