Defence Minister speaks to Vice Air Chief over explosions at Jammu Indian Air Force base

Jammu: Two blasts took place in the technical area of Jammu Air Force Station in 5 minutes on the intervening night of June 26-27 amid corona crisis. The first blast occurred on the roof of a building at 1:37 a.m. while the second took place on the ground at 1:42 p.m. According to sources, two Indian Air Force soldiers sustained minor injuries in the blast. Within minutes of the blasts, security forces cordoned off the area. Police and forensic teams are on the spot to ascertain the cause of the two blasts.

On the other hand, a massive search operation has been launched outside Jammu Air Force Station. Investigation is on and the case is being investigated from every angle. The terrorist angle has not been forbidden. NIA and NSG teams will visit the blast site shortly. Talking about the blasts, the Indian Air Force tweeted that two low intensity blasts were reported in the technical area of Jammu Air Force Station on Sunday morning. One blast caused minor damage to the roof of the building while the other exploded in the open area. There was no loss to any equipment. He also informed that investigations are on with the civil agencies.

A high level investigation team of the Indian Air Force will arrive in Jammu shortly. On the other hand, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held discussions with Vice Air Chief Air Marshal HS Arora in connection with today's incident at Jammu Air Force Station. Air Marshal Vikram Singh is arriving in Jammu today to take stock of the situation. Security agencies are investigating whether drones were used to drop the IED payload within the high security area of the Air Force Station to carry out the blasts.

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