The following items that are banned for carriage on person/hand baggage on board flights operating from civil airports in India; and Indian Registered aircrafts from foreign airports :

Persnal Items

  1. Lighters

  2. Scissors-metal with pointed tips

  3. Realistic replica of toy weapon

Sharp Objects

  1. Box Cutters

  2. Ice Axes/ Ice Picks

  3. Knives (any length and type except round-bladed, butter, and plastic cutlery)

  4. Meat Cleavers

  5. Razor-Type Blades such as box cutters, utility knives, razor blades not in a cartridge, but excluding safety razors

  6. Sabers

  7. Scissors – metal with pointed tips

  8. Sword

Sporting Goods

  1. Baseball Bats

  2. Bows and Arrows

  3. Cricket Bats

  4. Golf Clubs

  5. Hockey Sticks

  6. Lacrosse Sticks

  7. Pool Cues

  8. Ski Poles

  9. Spear Guns

Guns and Firearms

  1. Ammunition

  2. BB guns

  3. Compressed Air Guns

  4. Firearms

  5. Flare Guns

  6. Gun Lighters

  7. Gun Powder

  8. Parts of Guns and Firearms

  9. Pellet Guns

  10. Realistic Replicas of Firearms

  11. Starter pistols


  1. Axes and hatchets

  2. Cattle Prods

  3. Crowbars

  4. Hammers

  5. Drills (including cordless portables power drills)

  6. Saws (including cordless portable power saws)

  7. Screwdrivers (except those in eyeglass repair kits)

  8. Tools (including but not limited to wrenches and pliers)

  9. Wrenches and Pliers

Martial Arts / Self Defense Items

  1. Billy Clubs

  2. Black Jacks

  3. Brass Knuckles

  4. Kubatons

  5. Mace/ Pepper Spray

  6. Martial Arts Weapons

  7. Night Sticks

  8. Nunchakus

  9. Martial Arts/ Self Defense Items

  10. Stun Guns/ Shocking Devices

  11. Throwing Stars

Explosive Materials

  1. Blasting Caps

  2. Dynamite

  3. Fireworks

  4. Flares (in any form)

  5. Hand Grenades

  6. Plastic Explosives

  7. Realistic Replicas of Explosives

Fiammable items

  1. Liquid/Aerosol/Gel/Paste or items of similar consistency (Allowed separately, in small quantities required for the duration of journey, in one clear transparent re-sealable one liter size plastic bag. Each item should, however, not exceed 100 ml in quantity). Exception : Medicine/inhaler accompanied by prescription and baby food.

  2. Fuels (Including cooking fuels and any flammable liquid fuel)

  3. Gasoline

  4. Gas Torches

  5. Lighter Fluid

  6. Strike-anywhere Matches

  7. Turpentine and paint Thinner

  8. Realistic Replicas of Incendiaries

Disabling Chemicals and other Dangerous Items

  1. Chlorine for Pools and Spas

  2. Compressed Gas Cylinders (including fire extinguishers)

  3. Liquid Bleach

  4. Spillable Batteries (except those in wheelchairs)

  5. Spray Paint

  6. Tear Gas

Note : The above mentioned are only indicative lists of items. Commonsense, however, shall prevail in assessing whether an object can be used as a weapon for committing any act of unlawful interference with civil aviation operations.