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Big Planning Unearthed! LeT Preparing To Drop Terrorists In India Through Drones

With the help of drone, Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit is planning to drop terrorist in Indian territory waters.

Edited By : Saurav Gupta | Updated: Sep 16, 2023 15:41 IST
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LeT Preparing To Drop Terrorist In India Through Drones
LeT Preparing To Drop Terrorist In India Through Drones

With the help of drone, Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit is planning to drop terrorist in Indian territory waters, CNN-News18 quoted an intelligence source as saying.

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CNN-News18 has obtained an exclusive video revealing the testing of drones by a terror group’s training camp.

The video showcases the group’s attempts to evaluate the capability of these drones in transporting terrorists into Indian territory. These drones are designed to carry payloads of up to 70kg.

The footage was recorded at an LeT (Lashkar-e-Taiba) drone training camp situated in Pakistan’s Shakargarh region.

According to an undisclosed source, a few months ago, a terrorist was dispatched to Punjab using one of these drones. The LeT leadership funded his mission, instructing him to settle in Punjab and gather weapons and ammunition from local contacts.

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These drones are frequently employed by terrorist organizations and drug smugglers in Pakistan to transport weapons and narcotics into Indian regions, particularly in Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).

According to data accessed by News18, the Border Security Force (BSF), responsible for addressing drone threats, reported 256 drone movements in Punjab last year, with 90 percent of them occurring inside Indian territory. In comparison, there were 67 drone movements noted by the BSF in 2020. The data also revealed a significant increase in drone sightings along the Jammu border last year, with a three-fold rise in total cases.

Union Minister of State for Home, Nisith Pramanik, highlighted the issue in March when he stated in the Lok Sabha that anti-national elements and smugglers have been utilizing drones to transport arms and narcotics from Pakistan to Punjab. In the past three years, 28 incidents of recovered drones have been reported.

To combat this threat, the BSF is actively dominating the borders with round-the-clock surveillance, including patrolling, establishing checkpoints, and manning observation posts along the International Border. Additionally, the BSF is in the process of procuring more anti-drone systems to be deployed in Punjab along the Indo-Pakistan border, with ongoing trials for their effectiveness.

First published on: Sep 16, 2023 03:10 PM IST

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