A suspected explosive found on a passenger plane sparked a bomb scare and grounded the aircraft in southern India, police said on Sunday.
A bomb disposal squad was inspecting the package found in a bag inside the cargo hold of the aircraft after all passengers had disembarked, Ajith Kumar, the city's police commissioner, told Reuters by phone.
The plane has been moved to an isolated area in Thiruvananthapuram airport in the state of Kerala.
India remains jittery about the threat of militant attacks. A blast in the western city of Pune killed 16 people in February, the first major militant strike since the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
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