My headline, of course, refers to this. But no doubt it is those radical Christians who are threatening India’s airspace today.
“Indian airports on hijack alert,” from the BBC, January 22 (thanks to Visvas):
Indian airports are on high alert after Western intelligence reports warned security officials of a possible attempt to hijack an Indian airliner.
The civil aviation ministry said it was tightening security on aircrafts as well on the basis of the intelligence.
Reports say that state-run Air India or other private carriers could be targeted by militant Islamic groups.
The alert comes days ahead of India’s annual Republic Day celebrations on January 26.
India has issued a number of terror alerts in the past few years.
But security officials say this year they are being particularly vigilant because the information is more specific.
“We have intelligence inputs that there could be a hijack attempt of Indian planes,” the AFP news agency quoted UK Bansal, a senior home ministry official as saying.
“So we have alerted the ministry of civil aviation and bureau of civil aviation security and tightened security at all airports in the country.”
The alert warns of flights from India or flights originating in neighbouring South Asian countries….
Neighboring South Asian countries, you say? Hmmm…now what possible terror threat could come from the South Asian countries surrounding India? It’s a puzzler! And of course the cagey BBC isn’t letting on!