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Jammu airport: Alert issued after suspected drone activity near airport

Jammu Airport: A movement of a suspected drone was detected in the radar of the Air Traffic Control (ATC) near the Jammu airport in Jammu and Kashmir, after which an alert has been issued in the city. Security forces have been put on high alert after the suspicious drone was detected, media reports said.

According to preliminary information, when the movement of the drone was detected in the ATC’s radar, its distance was 2 kilometers. An alert was issued after the drone was detected. An alert has also been issued for the Indian Air Force station located near the Jammu airport.

Previously, on June 26 last year, two low-intensity IEDs were dropped from a drone on the IAF base in Jammu, in which two IAF personnel suffered minor injuries.

BSF foils drone infiltration attempts in Punjab

Earlier this month, a drone coming from the Pakistan side was shot down by the Border Security Force (BSF) Ferozepur district of Punjab.

BSF’s 136 Battalion deployed at the border heard the buzzing sound of a suspected flying object or drone entering from Pakistan into Indian territory in the area near Gandu Kilcha village in Ferozepur at around 11.25 pm on Tuesday, the force had said in a statement.

“BSF troops fired at the drone in an attempt to thwart the incursion,” it added.

Earlier in October, BSF had shot down a drone that entered India in Punjab’s Amritsar sector from the Pakistan side on the International Border.

The drone (Quad-copter DJI Matrice) was spotted near Chhana village in Amritsar by BSF troops on patrolling duty. They immediately opened fire and it was shot down.

According to BSF officials, two packets of contraband drugs of 2.5 Kg were recovered with the drone.

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