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Bomb Threat on Vistara Flight at Srinagar Airport

Srinagar, May 31: A bomb threat call targeting Vistara flight UK611, arriving from New Delhi, prompted immediate action by airport authorities at Srinagar International Airport. The incident unfolded when Air Traffic Control (ATC) Srinagar received a threatening call, sparking a swift and coordinated response from the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).

A top official told Srinagar-based news agency Kashmir Dot Com that following established safety protocols, the CISF quickly evacuated the aircraft and conducted a thorough search of the plane and its surroundings. Passengers and crew members were escorted to a secure area while the investigation was underway. Bomb disposal squads and sniffer dogs were deployed to meticulously inspect the aircraft for any suspicious items.

After an exhaustive search, no explosives were found on board. An airport official confirmed that the threat was deemed non-credible, and normal operations resumed shortly thereafter. “All necessary precautions were taken to ensure the safety of passengers and staff. Flights have now resumed as per schedule,” the official stated.

The efficient handling of the situation by the CISF and airport authorities received praise from passengers. Many noted the professionalism and calm demeanor of the staff, which helped manage the situation without causing undue panic.

Following the incident, enhanced security measures remain in place at Srinagar International Airport. Authorities are now investigating the origin of the threat call to determine who was responsible for the disruption.

The incident has underscored the importance of stringent security protocols at airports. It also highlighted the readiness and effectiveness of the CISF in dealing with potential threats to aviation security.

Passengers at the airport expressed relief that the situation was resolved without incident. They appreciated the clear communication from airport authorities throughout the ordeal.

Srinagar International Airport continues to operate under heightened security to ensure the safety of all flights and passengers. The swift resolution of this bomb threat serves as a reminder of the critical importance of vigilance and preparedness in maintaining aviation security.

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