Earlier, Former President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was frisked at the Delhi International Airport by the ground staff of Continental Airlines when he was travelling to US on Apr 24, 2009.
A statement from Continental Airlines said, "TSA (Transportation Security Administration of US Department of Homeland Security) requirements impose a final security check in the aero-bridge just before boarding the aircraft."
It also said, "This procedure is followed by all carriers flying to the US from most of the countries in the world and there is no exemption to this rule."
The statement said, "Continental Airlines was honoured and proud to have had a distinguished customer and we hope former President Kalam has been pleased by our service".
"Security and custom service are key component for us at Continental Airlines. We believe that Dr Kalam was not offended and we would like to thank him again for flying with us," the statement added.