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Carriage of Kirpan in the Passenger Cabin

Carriage Of ‘Kirpan’ By Sikh Passengers While Traveling By Air.

Security Regulations- Carriage of "Kirpans” in the Passenger Cabin

The 'Kirpan' is an important religious symbol of Sikhism. As per Indian law, Passengers travelling on flights with point of origin and destination both being within India, on an Indian registered aircraft are permitted to carry a 'Kirpan' in person. The dimensions of the 'Kirpan' must not exceed a total maximum length of 9 inches (22.86 cms.), including the length of the blade not exceeding 6 inches (15.24 cms.) and the length of the handle not exceeding 3 inches (7.62 cms).

Carriage of ‘Kirpan’ is not permitted in the cabin of an aircraft either on person or in the Hand Baggage on any International flight or on any Domestic flight operating through an International Terminal Security Hold Area. The same must be carried by the passenger in the checked-in baggage only.

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