BCAS for building strong aviation security
The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has reiterated its commitment to building a strong and effective architecture for aviation security in the country.
Rajiv Nayan Choubey, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, has emphasised that this security architecture should co-opt all players active in various civil aviation operations and should have a strong audit oversight.
Choubey was speaking at the 29th anniversary celebrations of the Bureau in New Delhi on Friday. The Secretary also underlined the need for striking a balance between the imperatives of growth and those of aviation security and said that the two cannot work in isolation.
Referring to the Ministry of Civil Aviation’s plans to bring flying to the common man by building regional connectivity through unused and under-used airports, Choubey said that ensuring aviation security would be an even bigger challenge in such a scenario.
He said that stress would be on building cost effective, aircraft-centric security rather than airport-centric security. He stressed on the need for rapidly developing technology so that it could stay ahead of disruptive elements with regard to its use.