Feb 6, 2008

Temporary Banned Items by Indian Customs

From time to time Indian Customs ban certain item due to security reasons

Recently 6,000 toy helicopters confiscated from passengers over the last two years.

The Ministry of Communication and IT had instructed the airport Customs department in 2010 to seize high frequency radio-controlled toy helicopters owing to security reasons. Customs authorities, however, were not given guidelines on the disposal of the same and are now facing a space crunch in their warehouses.

Restrictions have been imposed on the import of aero models that run on high radio bandwidths because of their possible interference with the communication networks of security agencies.

Intelligence agencies suggested a ban on such toys and the Ministry of Communication and IT issued a notification on September 16, 2010 (a copy of which is with SMD) and the Customs department was asked to confiscate all such imports. The ministry issued another letter on October 5, 2010 in which it cleared which frequencies were to be permitted.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Indian Intelligence agencies are good for nothing - wasting tax payer money, even western countries don't ban them

Nila said...

Is it still banned? or what frequencies are allowed? i bought a syma s107G for my nephew..iam confused..plz help

Unknown said...

I am taking a similar toy helicopter for my nephew too. Can someone tell me, is it permitted to take with me.. How about I remove all the batteries and obviously nothing is functional without them..

Anonymous said...

Really the customs department is all a shit. they cannot decide what to do about things which are harmless but they donot stop things which are harmful. The department should be sacked and overhauled.

Anonymous said...

Typical knee-jerk reaction from the oh-so-predictable Govt. of India, run by moron babus. High frequency, what?!! Instead of putting everything and all in a limbo, why not give some guidelines like "must be approved by FCC/CE/UL/ISI etc."? Remember, India's a "democratic" country whereas most of these toys're manufactured in a not so democratic country nearby and run by a paranoid govt. but even they haven't banned these toys!! Everything about the Govt. of India needs to be overhauled, starting with the rules & regulations to the very 'babus'!! Mera Bharat Mahan!!!

Riyansh said...

can i take my ( Walkera HM V450D03 Helicopter (2.4Ghz Value Edition) ) Indian passport holder coming from Canada.

mahesh kuttan said...

is it still banned rc helicopter in mumbai airport.