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No compromise with aviation security : Govt assures RS

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, Dec 5 (UNI) The government today assured that there would be no compromise with safety of airline passengers or the security of aviation infrastructure and said it had decided to induct new aircraft.

Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said in Rajya Sabha during Question Hour that strict safety norms were being applied by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the ITBP was responsible for the overall security of airports in the country.

He, however, parried a question on whether the government had entrusted the security of an airport to a foreign (Greek) national but said many foreign pilots flew Indian aircraft and no foreign national was employed in aviation with the Home Ministry's clearance.

Asserting that the Indian Airlines was on ''high growth trajectory'' the Minister said the Airlines was doing its best to cope with the shortage of pilots and aircraft as a result of ageing of the fleet.

UNI RB MIR HT1245

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