J&K police shoots down drone carrying IED material in border belt of Jammu
The security forces on Friday shot down an aerial object - 'hexacopter' carrying an IED weighing 5 kgs in border town Kanachak of Jammu, officials said. Police sources said that a drone fitted with an IED was recovered in the Kanachack area at about 0100 hours midnight.
"In the wee hours today, general information was received by Jammu district police that a drone has been spotted near International Border of Kanachak after which a Quick Reaction Team (QRT) deployed in the area as part of Anti Drone strategy was pressed into action," sources said.
J&K police chief Dilbagh Singh had recently said that the LeT and other militant outfits were continuously attempting to use drones for terrorist activities.
The initial investigations into twin drone terror attacks on the IAF base in Jammu on June 27 has also revealed that some elements of Pakistan army helped the LeT in fabricating the ‘pressure fuse’ which triggered the explosion.
Sources said security agencies are probing whether Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant outfit is behind the latest drone activity like the previous such cases also.
The ability of drones to evade radar, wreak devastation at strategic installations and transport weapons to terrorists has become a new concern for the country’s security establishment.
Of late Pakistan has been procuring armed drones from China and Turkey. Since 2020, there has been a spurt in airdropping of weapons by drones and smuggling of narcotics along the border in Jammu.