JAMMU, August 13: Following the drone threat looming in the Jammu Division, particularly after the air force attacks of June 27, the Indian Army on Friday installed a anti-drone technology along the line of control in Jammu and Kashmir.
A high-tech anti-drone facility has been installed in parts along the LoC to counter any harmful activity across the border, especially flying objects.
“As Pakistan has changed its strategy in the recent past and uses drones to smuggle weapons, explosives and drugs over this side of the border,” said a senior military official.
He added that with Pakistan’s new modus operandi in mind, a system of anti-drone technology has been launched along the line of control.
“This system will help locate, track and bring down the drone,” he said, adding that it would be of great help, especially when the drone threat looms ahead of the Day celebrations. independence which will be organized on the territory of the Union.
On July 23, the Jammu and Kashmir police achieved great success in foiling a terrorist plot by the Pakistani group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and downing a hexacopter (drone) equipped with an improvised explosive device weighing approximately 5 kg near Akhnoor. area here in the outskirts of town.
“After the deadly attack on Jammu Air Base where a drone was used to drop explosives, the Center called on all security agencies to be very vigilant on any flying object ahead of the Day celebrations. ‘independence on August 15,’ an official said.
He said the Home Office (MHA) had ordered stricter adherence to Standard Operating Procedure (SoP) designed to deal with threats from sub-conventional aerial platforms such as drones, paragliders, microlights. and hot air balloons.
Drone sightings have been reported more than 100 times in the belts bordering the Jammu region, particularly after the June 27 attacks on Jammu air base. (Agencies)