Army spots another drone near military station in Jammu for third day in row

A day after an attempt to target a military installation was foiled by soldiers, a drone was spotted at three different locations, including the Sunjwan military camp, in Jammu. Sources told that security officials spotted a drone at Kunjwani, Sunjwan and Kaluchak areas of Jammu around 2.30 am. The drone, however, couldn’t be traced after some time, they added. So far, officials say that a single drone was spotted in Jammu area in the early hours of Tuesday.

Security agencies are, however, investigating if three different drones were seen since the areas are in close proximity to each other. Kunjwani, which is in Jammu city and near the Satwari air force station, is around 6.5 km from Sunjwan and 4.5 km from Kaluchak. The aerial distance from the Jammu airport to the international border is 14 km. Jammu airport is a civil airport with the runway and the ATC (air traffic control) under the IAF. On Monday, a fresh attempt to target a military installation with drones was foiled by alert soldiers even as a preliminary probe into the attack by two unmanned aerial vehicles on the nearby IAF station by terrorists hours earlier on Sunday indicated the possible use of a cocktail of chemicals including RDX in the first of its kind incident in the country.

On Sunday morning, two blasts were carried out by drones in the technical area of Jammu Air Force Station. One of the blasts caused minor damage to the roof of a building while the other exploded in an open area, the Indian Air Force (IAF) informed. While no damage to any equipment two personnel suffered minor injuries.