New Delhi, July 01: At the high level meeting headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this week, the need for a comprehensive drone policy was discussed. On Sunday a rogue drone dropped two explosives on an Indian Air Force base on Jammu. Fortunately the drone missed the two intended targets.
Preliminary investigations now being handled by the National Investigation Agency have revealed that there is a Lashkar-e-Tayiba hand behind the incident. The action in this regard is extremely crucial considering that the Border Security Force has so far recorded at least 90 drone sightings. The BSF even spotted drones in naxal affected areas as well in eastern India.
New Delhi, July 01: In a recent high level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it was decided that a comprehensive policy on drones would be framed.
The move came following a drone attack on the IAF air base in Jammu. Following this drones had been spotted for three days in row in Jammu and Kashmir and experts had termed this as a new phenomenon which has to be tackled at the earliest.
New Delhi, June 29: The National Investigation Agency will take over the probe into the Indian Air Force base attack.
The probe into the drone attack at the IAF base in Jammu was handed over to the NIA by the Ministry of Home Affairs. A team of the NIA will reach Jammu soon. The decision to hand over the probe was taken keeping in mind the international ramifications.
New Delhi, June 28: Investigations have found that TNT was used in the explosives for the attack on the Indian Air Force base in Jammu and Sunday. There were four kilograms of TNT in one explosive, while the other had 5 kilograms.
Sources tell OneIndia that the drone that was used to drop the explosives took off from a nearby area.
New Delhi, June 28: Rogue drones have been a subject of discussion for sometime among the security officials. The issue of drones cropped up once again following the strike at the Indian Air Force Base at Jammu on Sunday.
It is suspected that a drone may have been used to drop two explosives on the air base. While a confirmation on the use of the drones is still pending, sources tell OneIndia that the possibility of the same being used cannot be ruled out at the moment.
New Delhi, June 28: Two explosives were dropped from a suspected drone on the Indian Air Force station in Jammu on Sunday. This is a first of its kind attack and one of the explosives was supposed to land on an aircraft, but it missed its target.
While it is clear that it was a Pakistan sponsored strike, the possibility of the drones being controlled from Indian territory is not being ruled out, sources tell OneIndia. The threat from drones has been discussed for several years now. In Punjab, Pakistan based terrorists had used drones to drop off arms and ammunition which was meant to be transported later to Jammu and Kashmir.