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12 Aug, 2013

40% of Indian airport staff fail explosives screening test – Indian Express

A little over 40 per cent of security personnel posted at airports across the country, who are supposed to detect explosives and suspicious objects in the hand baggage of passengers, fail to do their job, a test conducted by the country’s aviation security regulator, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), has found.

The X-ray screening tests — both theory and practical — have to be taken by all personnel involved with airport security, including private airline employees, airport operators and CISF personnel. Held in phases at regular intervals, these are meant to check preparedness of security personnel in view of renewed threat perceptions and to make them aware of the changing pattern of IEDs and other explosives.

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