Body scanner
View of body scanner. Image credit - Business Traveller

The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) on Thursday said body scanners would be made mandatory at all the major airports of India within a year.

According to media reports, the BCAS also made it clear that in two years, at all the major airports across the country, the body scanners would be installed its use would be made compulsory.

A full-body scanner is a device which is used to scan the whole body of a person for security screening without making any physical contact.

The announcement of the BCAS has much significance as the scanning machines currently used in the airports across the country cannot detect non-metallic explosives.

It is hoped that with the installation of full body scanners will help in seeing an alternative wavelength image of an individual’s body to detect any suspicious items.

It is a known fact that many smugglers make use of their bodies to keep costly smuggled items hidden to avoid normal scanning at airports.

But the full body scanners will give the cunning smugglers a heat.

Unlike metal detectors, full-body scanners can detect non-metal objects.

Following several airliner bombing attempts in the past, concern has been on the rise.

So, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security has finally decided to put a full stop to security lapse and decided to make full body scanning mandatory in all major airports within two years.

The Lokpariya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) Airport in Guwahati, the gateway to the Northeast, is also a busy and major airport in the region and a large number of people move to different parts of the world through this airport.

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