New Delhi, Oct 19: After being given the go-ahead to shoot down enemy drones, India will now procure drones to counter the enemy threat. With the drone menace at the border up, India will now procure load ferrying drones, loving moving unmanned aerial vehicles and artificial intelligence-based solutions.
This would help in change detection to carry out surveillance at high altitude border areas, sources tell OneIndia.
New Delhi, Oct 14: The Indian security forces have been given clearance to shoot down drones that are flying 1,000 feet or below. The decision comes in the wake of the security forces sighting a large number of drones from Pakistan at the border areas in Punjab.
Sources in the Home Ministry tell OneIndia that security forces have been told to shoot down drones that are crossing the boundary and are flying at 1,000 feet and below.
New Delhi, Oct 12: The Indian Army has said that Pakistan’s latest modus operandi is to use drones to arm its terrorists.
Smuggling of arms into India through the border has become difficult owing to tight security. Hence Pakistan has resorted to using drones to drop off arms and ammunition for its terrorists operating in India.
New Delhi, Oct 10: The Ministry for Home Affairs has taken note of the drone sightings along the India-Pakistan border. While the National Investigation Agency is probing the case after drones had dropped off arms and ammunition, it has now been revealed that it was the Pakistan Army which was behind this incident.
The Punjab Police had earlier said that attempts were on by Pakistan to conduct an aerial survey. Another officer with the National Investigation Agency tells OneIndia that Pakistan continues to survey the area so that it could send another consignment of arms.
New Delhi, Oct 10: The drone menace from Pakistan does not seem to end. Now, residents have complained that they spotted two more drones at the Tendi Wala and Hajara Singh Wala villages, both situated along the Hussainwala border in Ferozepur.
This development comes after the BSF reported the sighting of a drone from Pakistan on Monday. Prior to this, the Punjab Police had found that 5 drones had conducted 8 sorties and dropped off ammunition in Punjab.
New Delhi, Sep 25: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said that recent incidents of Pakistan-origin drones dropping consignments of arms and ammunition is a new and serious dimension on Pakistan’s sinister designs in the aftermath of Article 370 being abrogated.
He urged the Home Minister to solve this problem at the earliest. The statement comes in the wake of a serious concern being reported in Punjab, where heavy lifting drones have found to be dropping a large number of AK-47 rifles and grenades from across the border.
New Delhi, Apr 11: For the first time the Election Commission (EC) of India is using drones to monitor the elections. Voting in the first phase of the polls commenced today.
At least 13 drones are being used in the Gautam Buddh Nagar constituency and the same was introduced to monitor any unwanted activities on the ground. The drones have been deployed in the various districts that falls under this constituency.
In what could be termed as a major victory for security forces a key ISIS leader in Afghanistan was killed in a drone strike today. Read more: Has ISIS upgraded to chemical weapons? Hafiz Saeed one of the top commanders of the ISIS was killed in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region today in a drone strike.
The strike took place at Achin, Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province late on Friday night, the Afghan intelligence said. This is considered to be a major blow for the ISIS which has been trying to build up an outfit in Afghanistan. The Drone strikes carried out to specifically target ISIS militants also killed 30 more fighters in the region. These strikes could have weakened the ISIS a great deal. Read more: