Ayodhya Airport: Centre Sanctions Security Cover Of Over 150 Armed CISF Commandos

New Delhi: Days before the high-profile consecration ceremony at the Ram temple on January 22, the Centre has sanctioned a security cover of more than 150 CISF personnel for the Ayodhya airport.

The “Maharishi Valmiki International Airport, Ayodhyadham” is the country’s 68th civil airport terminal to come under the umbrella of the specialised Aviation Security Group (ASG) of the central force.

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) will provide an anti-terrorist and anti-sabotage cover to the airport that was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in December 2023, PTI reported quoting sources on Tuesday.

The force will frisk passengers, check their baggage and secure the perimeter of the facility, they said.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has sanctioned an armed contingent of more than 150 CISF personnel under the command of a deputy commandant-rank officer for securing the Ayodhya airport that will be enhanced in phases over the 821-acre land sanctioned for it, the sources added.

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