Former president Dr A P J Abdul Kalam was frisked at the Delhi international airport by employees of an American airline when he was to catch a flight to Newark, US, on April 21, 2009.
He was also frisked at the JFK Airport in New York in 2011. The incident occurred, when Mr. Kalam boarded an Air India flight at New York's JFK Airport.
He was already subjected to “private screening,” as he does not come under the category of dignitaries exempt from security screening procedures under stringent American guidelines.
Former President APJ Abdul Kalam.