‘Need to focus more on air cargo & multimodal transport security’

“Our country’s civil aviation sector is witnessing rapid growth that will also bring different kinds of challenges, there’s a need to look more at security aspects related to air cargo and multimodal transport,” said Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla while addressing the gathering at a function to celebrate 38th Raising Day of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) in Delhi. He also emphasised the need for using cutting-edge technologies in various areas, including surveillance. “One area of concern is air cargo, there is need to especially look into the “safety and security of multi-modal transport”. While stressing that all have to put their efforts together, Bhalla said new technologies are creating more problems and the challenges are now about AI (Artificial Intelligence), deepfakes, GPS jamming and others.