Based on an intelligence report of possible terror attack, the Eastern Naval Command has declared ‘State One’ level of alertness here on Thursday. As per the order, the Navy has beefed up its security level at all its vital installations and vital points, under its command. As part of it, the security levels have also been heightened at INS Dega.

INS Dega, which also forms part of the commercial airport, is also manned by the personnel from Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).

According to a CISF official, the security of the instrument landing system (ILS), Air Traffic Control (ATC) and the runway is taken care of by the Indian Navy, and the commercial aspects such as terminal building and passenger security are addressed by the CISF.

Assistant Commandant of CISF A.K. Mitra told The Hindu that the CISF has been on red alert post the twin blasts on May 1 aboard the Bangalore-Guwahati Express, in Chennai . “The alert is continuing since then. All airports are put on high alert across the country, whenever there is a terrorist attack. And this has been a regular practice, people need not be alarmed,” he said.