President Barack Obama via The Obama administration has ordered tighter security measures at certain overseas airports which have direct flights to the United States.
In an announcement made by Homeland Security Secretary, Jeh Johnson, airports were not listed but news reports said such a decision has been taken in view of the declaration of Islamic Caliphate by Islamic militants, who have gained control over parts of Syria and Iraq.
From India, New Delhi and Mumbai are the two airports having direct flights to the US.
“I have directed TSA (Transportation Security Administration) to implement enhanced security measures in the coming days at certain overseas airports with direct flights to the United States.
We will work to ensure these necessary steps pose as few disruptions to travellers as possible,” Johnson said.