Jammu: Barely three weeks after the drone dropped explosives at the Indian Air Force Station in Jammu, another unidentified drone was spotted at the same defense installation on Wednesday night.
The alert forces were able to thwart the alleged terror attempt with the help of anti-drone equipment, which detected and eliminated the UAV.
The anti-radar technology was able to detect the drone instantly. The drone was sighted at an altitude of about 3 km and during investigation, the security forces found that the UAV was flying at a speed of 9 m/s.
Once the ‘killer drone’ system was activated, the army was able to jam the drone. As soon as this was done, the drone hit the ground.
The search operation is on and security agencies are trying to find out whether the UAV has any explosives or not.
Wednesday’s incident comes a day after the Border Security Force (BSF) fired at a suspected Pakistani surveillance drone, which was spotted near the International Border in Jammu late Tuesday night.
Alert troops saw the UAV hovering over Jammu in Arnia sector at around 10 pm.
“On the intervening night of July 13 and 14, a flashing red light was observed by troops at a distance of 200 meters in Arnia sector at around 0952 hrs. The alert soldiers fired from their positions towards the red light, due to which he withdrew. The area is being searched, nothing has been found so far.
On June 27, two IAF personnel suffered minor injuries when a drone dropped explosives on a high-security installation 14 km from the Pakistan border.
A day before that, a UAV was spotted in the premises of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad. The Ministry of External Affairs called it “a complete breach of security and has asked Pakistan to investigate the incident and prevent any such recurrence.”
“A drone was sighted on the premises of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, Pakistan on June 26,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said in New Delhi on July 2. This has been officially conveyed to the Government of Pakistan. We hope that Pakistan will investigate this incident and prevent the recurrence of such breach of security.”