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Global aviation body calls for worldwide security plan

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Canada-based International Organisation (ICAO) has stressed on the need for a global aviation security plan with a shared common goal of enhancing aviation security worldwide, a CISF statement said on Thursday.

The recommendation came at an International Aviation Security Seminar attended by a delegation of (CISF) led by its

"The symposium discussed the need of effective risk awareness, robust application of enhanced security measures in the wake of emerging threats, need for establishment of a stronger aviation security oversight regime and capacity building through training of human resources. An intense discussion also took place on the need for risk-based approach to aviation security," said the statement.

The need and deployment of new technologies, like Computed Tomography-based screening system for cabin baggage, Automatic System, artificial intelligence, bio-metrics-based access control was also deliberated upon during the panel discussion.

"Global Aviation Security Plan, a future aviation security policy and programme framework, was introduced by the ICAO," said the statement, adding the panellists emphasised the need for working together with a shared common goal of enhancing aviation security worldwide. Information sharing was also recognised as a key factor for a better security regime, said the statement.

During discussions of common interest, CISF suggested for a mutual appraisal of system and processes between all contracting states of ICAO in order to enable sharing of best practices.

In this context, the official highlighted the unique expertise of the CISF in protecting critical infrastructure including those in the aviation sector from the perspective of anti-hijacking and anti-terror which would benefit other regional contracting states and encourage them to adopt similar enabling systems.

He also offered to share CISF expertise in effective aviation security management through an enhanced participation in workshops and panel discussions organised by the ICAO.

The CISF delegation, comprising (airport sector) M.A. Ganapathy and (airport sector) Ajay Kumar, visited the in Montreal, to attend the two-day symposium, the theme of which was "The Need To Know", held on November 27-28.

The CISF delegation also met ICAO and Alok Shekhar, the of at the event.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 17:30 IST
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