Delhi/Mumbai, Dec 4 : India declared a security alert at three major airports, including Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore on Thursday following warnings from intelligence agencies.
The security alert comes in the wake of intelligence inputs that militants of Pakistan or Afghanistan origin may strike these installations by this weekend ahead of the anniversary of Babri mosque demolition.
Passengers at the Indira Gandhi International Airport did not mind the security checks and said that it was necessary in the wake of the recent terror attacks
"The security is good. I do not feel that there will be a problem this time.," said Paras Shah, a passenger.
Strict security measures were in place at 'Chatrapati Shivaji Airport' in Mumbai also. The security forces have been deployed in and around the airport to take care of any unforeseen event.
The passengers at the airport appeared at ease with the tightened security measures.
"I am feeling fine. Actually I don't know what the feeling is like on the streets. The security at the airports seem to be very good," said Suizen, a passenger from Australia.
Meanwhile, Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major assured the nation that India is well prepared to counter any air strike.
"This is based on a warning, and we are prepared to tackle any such possibilities as usual," he added.
Anti-sabotage teams have already been deployed at these airports.