“Unmanned aerial vehicles (suspicious UAVs / drones) were spotted at two different locations in the Satwari sector in the early hours of Wednesday. At around 4 in the morning, a drone was found flying over the civilian airport and a similar object was seen flying over the Peer Baba area in Satwari, near Jammu Air Force Base, shortly after, ”he said. a fountain. These UAVs subsequently disappeared and the authorities concerned were reported, after which a massive search was launched to track down these flying objects.
On June 27, two bombs were dropped from drones at Jammu Air Force Station, leaving two IAF personnel injured. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is investigating the case. Following the attack, district authorities banned commercial / private use of drones in J & K’s Samba, Ramban, Kathua, Rajouri, Poonch, Baramulla, Srinagar, Jammu and Ganderbal districts.
On July 15, one drone was seen again near Jammu Air Force Station, while another was seen along the LoC in Pallanwala. The two incidents were reported within 24 hours and on July 14, BSF had forced a suspected drone back to the Pakistani side after it was seen flying over the Arnia area of Jammu.
Expressing concern about the proliferation of drones, J&K DGP Dilbag Singh He had previously said that drones have added a new dimension to the security threats from terrorist groups. In an interview in Srinagar on Tuesday, Singh said that an investigation into the attack on the Jammu IAF Last month, the station showcased the participation of non-state actors, supported by state actors such as the Pakistan Explosive Ordnance Factory.