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Kalam frisked at US airport

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, Nov 13 � Former President A P J Abdul Kalam was twice subjected to frisking at New York�s JFK Airport by US security officials who even took his jacket and shoes to check for explosives, sparking outrage by India which threatened retaliatory action against US dignitaries, reports PTI.

80-year-old Kalam was frisked in New York on September 29 before boarding an Air India flight.

Sources said that even after Kalam had taken his seat in the aircraft, the US security personnel forced the crew to open the door and took away the jacket and boots of the former president to check for explosives since they had forgotten to do so before his boarding. The items were later returned to Kalam.

Taking serious note of the incident, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna spoke to Indian Ambassador to US Nirupama Rao and directed her to take up the matter in writing at the �highest level� with Washington.

Officials said the Minister has also sought a detailed report on the incident from its mission into the incident which they said was �unacceptable�.

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Kalam frisked at US airport

NEW DELHI, Nov 13 � Former President A P J Abdul Kalam was twice subjected to frisking at New York�s JFK Airport by US security officials who even took his jacket and shoes to check for explosives, sparking outrage by India which threatened retaliatory action against US dignitaries, reports PTI.

80-year-old Kalam was frisked in New York on September 29 before boarding an Air India flight.

Sources said that even after Kalam had taken his seat in the aircraft, the US security personnel forced the crew to open the door and took away the jacket and boots of the former president to check for explosives since they had forgotten to do so before his boarding. The items were later returned to Kalam.

Taking serious note of the incident, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna spoke to Indian Ambassador to US Nirupama Rao and directed her to take up the matter in writing at the �highest level� with Washington.

Officials said the Minister has also sought a detailed report on the incident from its mission into the incident which they said was �unacceptable�.