Security mock-drill being conducted outside Ahmedabad airport on Friday, ahead of US President Donald Trump's India visit.
Security mock-drill being conducted outside Ahmedabad airport on Friday, ahead of US President Donald Trump's India visit.

Security mock-drill conducted outside Ahmedabad airport, ahead of Trump's visit

ANI | Updated: Feb 21, 2020 18:53 IST

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], Feb 21 (ANI): Ahead of the US President Donald Trump's India visit, a security mock-drill was conducted here on Friday outside the Ahmedabad airport.
Security has been tightened across Ahmedabad ahead of Trump's visit to the city on 24th February.
"A lot of people are expected to line the roads to welcome President Donald Trump here. Security has been tightened not only in the stadium but also along the entire route from where the convoy of President Trump and Narendra Modi is scheduled to pass," said Crime Branch Special Commissioner of Police Ajay Tomar while speaking to media.
An indigenous anti-drone system is also being deployed for security of the US President during his forthcoming visit.
Meanwhile, all passengers travelling by the Ahmedabad Airport on February 24 have been advised to arrive three hours before their scheduled departure time.
"All flights to operate on schedule on February 24. Passengers advised arriving 3 hours ahead of scheduled departure. Passengers to carry hard copies of their flight itinerary based on which police authorities to facilitate their journey to the airport," Ahmedabad Airport Director Manoj Gangal told ANI.
While talking about the cancellation of the advance leave for 23rd and 24th February, Gangal added that Airport employees will be facilitated by the police authorities for travelling, based on their Aerodrome Entry Permits (AEPs).
Trump and his wife Melania, who are visiting India on February 24-25, will be accompanied by daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, sources on Friday informed.
On February 24, President Trump will address the Namaste Trump event jointly with Prime Minister Modi at the newly built Motera Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad.
This will be President Trump's first visit to India. (ANI)

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