Due to problems with terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, the security in Leh Airport is paramount. On flights departing from Leh, hand baggage is not permitted, with the exception of a camera or a laptop bag. Passengers also have to identify their check-in baggage after scanning, and before being loaded onto the aircraft. Additionally, a substantial number of police and the Indian Army patrol the airport. Also, due to the presence of mountain winds in the afternoon, all flights in Leh take off and land in the morning. Passengers are expected to report 2 hours before scheduled departure time to provide adequate time for security checks .