Jammu terrorist offer: security forces shoot down drone carrying 5 kg payload; A probe reveals “Made in China” pieces

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The drone that was shot down in the Kanachak neighborhood of Jammu. | Photo credit: Twitter

Highlights

  • On July 16, another drone was spotted near Jammu Air Base but was immediately shot down by the drone defense system deployed by the National Security Guard.
  • After the attack on Jammu Air Base on June 27, the frequency of drone sightings in the area increased dramatically

Jammu: Alert, Indian security forces have once again thwarted a massive terrorist offer from Pakistan-backed terrorist groups across the Line of Control after an explosives-laden drone was shot down in the region of Jammu.

Police in Jammu and Kashmir have informed that the drone, which allegedly carried 5 kilograms of improvised explosive device (IED), was shot down in the Kanachak area of ​​Akhnoor.

“We had deployed a team near Akhnoor on the basis of precise information. At around 1 a.m., a drone was detected. When he was lowered to drop the payload, the police team started shooting and shot him down. The payload weighing approximately 5 kg was an IED in near prepared condition. It was a Hexacopter with a flight controller and GPS. Interestingly, the flight controller’s serial number is a different number from the drone that was found in Kathua last year. This drone is assembled with some parts from China, some from Taiwan, ”said Mukesh Singh, ADGP Jammu area.

Singh further stated that the payload is usually dropped using drone string and in this incident the string was found with a similar pattern to drop the bomb crater at the airport.

“This confirmed that he was dropped using a drone. We have collected 16 AK47 rifles, 3 M4 rifles, 34 pistols, 15 grenades, 18 improvised explosive devices and Rs 4 lakh cash over the past 1.5 years sent via drone sorties, ”Singh added.

This is the second time in as many days that security forces have intercepted drone activity in Jammu and Kashmir after another unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was spotted in the Satwari area on Wednesday.

Prior to that, another drone was seen hovering around Jammu Air Force Station on July 16, which was immediately detected by radars from the anti-drone defense system deployed by the National Guard. security (NSG).

The NSG had installed the system in the valley after Pakistani terrorists carried out a drone attack on Jammu air base in late June.

The Indian Air Force has taken strict measures to prevent such attacks in Jammu and other facilities across India, particularly in the wake of Independence Day.

After the attack on Jammu on June 27, the frequency of drone sightings in the highly guarded military installation area increased dramatically, with Indian Army troops and border security forces shooting down drones loaded with explosives. at the border several times.

On July 17, Union Home Secretary Amit Shah said the Defense Research and Development Organization was working on indigenous technology to counter drone attacks.

“Our idea is to have peaceful relations with all but if someone disrupts our borders, if someone calls into question our sovereignty, the priority of our security policy is that such an attempt receives a response in the same language, “he said.

Meanwhile, the IAF announced that it would purchase 10 anti-drone systems for border areas and launched a Request for Information (RFI) for Indian suppliers of Counter Unarmed Aircraft System (CUAS).


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