Indian Army begins counter-drone training along border areas

The Indian Army has begun counter-drone training for the police in the border areas to carry out drone surveillance along the Line Of Control (LOC). The Jammu and Kashmir police are being trained to handle, identify and counter various types of drones that could bring threats and sources told that an anti-drone system has been put in place at the Jammu Air Force station by the National Security Guard (NSG).

Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir have been on alert after a drone attack on the Jammu base on June 27. The attack on Jammu air base was the first such instance of suspected Pakistan-based terrorists deploying unmanned aerial vehicles to strike at vital installations. This came after two blasts occurred in the premises of the technical area of the Jammu airbase last Sunday, which were later confirmed to be drone attacks. In the last five, there have been 10 such incidents where drones were spotted. As per a report, this is the first step of the Army’s counter-drone policy which is being implemented on the LOC. Similar steps are likely to be taken by the Border Security Force (BSF) in the international borders. It is important to mention that the Indian Army will soon be sharing the details of the steps they have taken in connection with the counter-drone policy.

Meanwhile, the chiefs of the counter-terror force National Security Guard (NSG) and the civil airports guarding Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Wednesday inspected the scene of the first-of-its-kind terror attack using drones at the Air Force station in Jammu.