Security tightened after drone spotted at Jammu’s Samba district

The air base of Jammu-Kashmir on the heels of the drone attack, another drone was spotted on Thursday night. The drone was spotted at Hiranagar sector of Samba district in Jammu and Kashmir.

The security agencies have issued high alert after a localite found the drone at around 8.45pm in Jammu. Meanwhile, in another incident a drone was spotted the Air Force Station in Jammu in the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday, ANI reported. However details of the incident have not been confirmed. Earlier this month, the drone attack at Jammu's Air Force base, the Srinagar administration had banned the sale, possession and use of drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles in the city. On June 27, aerial vehicle attack at Jammu Air Force station had injured two Indian Air Force personnel. As per investigators, the attackers used a cocktail of RDX and nitrate in the IEDs, which were used to carry out the blast using the two drones. NIA investigates case and has suspected that the drones came from across the border.

Since the attack in June, the Border Security Force and Central Industry Security Force have been tasked with procuring anti-drone systems for the nearly 3500 km-long International Border and also for civilian airports. Today, the Ministry of Civil Aviation issued draft rules to ensure ease of using drones in India on the basis of “trust, self-certification and non-intrusive monitoring". The Drone Rules, 2021 will replace the UAS Rules, 2021, which came into force on March 12 this year.

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