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Suspected Drone Activity Reported in Four Places in J-K’s Samba

On Friday, suspected drone movements were spotted in three different parts in the same district.

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New Delhi: Reports of suspected drone movements were reported from four places in the Bari Brahmana area of Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. Samba Superintendents of police (SSP) Rajesh Sharma on Monday said that the activity was spotted during the night and authorities are investigating the matter.

On Friday, suspected drone movements were spotted in three different parts in the same district.

On July 16, a suspected drone movement was spotted by the anti-drone system deployed at the Jammu Air Base.

The system was installed by the National Security Guards at the Air Base after the drone attack on June 27.

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Two IAF personnel were injured in the explosions that took place within six minutes of each other. The first blast ripped off the roof of a single-storey building at the technical area of the airport manned by the IAF in Satwari on the outskirts of Jammu. The second one was on the ground.

The attack is believed to be carried out with the help of terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and marks the first time that an Unmanned aerial vehicle has been used to attack a military installment.

The case has been transferred to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). An FIR was already filed by the Jammu and Kashmir Police under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

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After the attack, drone sightings have been reported in various parts of the Union Territory

District authorities in Rajouri banned the sale, use, and possession of drones on Wednesday (June 30)..

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has also announced its intention to buy 10 anti-drone technologies to avoid such attacks in the future.

The “pressure fuse” used in the bombs that were used to attack the Jammu Airbase show that Pakistan military or Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) might have helped terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba in fabricating the IEDs, security sources had told PTI on July 11. The attack on the Jammu Airbase was the first time that a drone was used to drop explosives on a military base.

With inputs from ANI and PTI