Pakistan Drone Attack LIVE Updates: Twin Blasts Rock Jammu Airbase; Def Min Takes Stock

Two high-intensity blasts took place inside the technical area of the Air Force Station in Jammu within a 5-minute gap. A terrorist carrying 5kg IED has been arrested near the blast area.

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11:00 IST, June 27th 2021

IAF stations in Pathankot, Punjab and Awantipur, Srinagar put on high alert

IAF stations in Pathankot, Punjab and Awantipur, Srinagar have been put on high alert following the explosions at the J&K airbase. 

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10:45 IST, June 27th 2021

Chopper hangar possible target of blasts at Jammu airbase? 

As per the latest sources, a chopper hangar was spotted 10 meters from the site of the blasts. Sources suspect that this could be a possible target of the attacks. The forces managed to successfully intercept and thwart the second attack minimizing the damage. 

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10:41 IST, June 27th 2021

Latest images of damages caused by blasts at Jammu airbase

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10:41 IST, June 27th 2021

Western Air Commander to visit Jammu airbase

Western Air Commander Air Marshal VR Chaudhary will visit the Jammu airbase to review the ground situation. He would be briefed by the Indian Air Force officials on the incident, as per sources. Air Marshal Vikram Singh is also on his way to Jammu.

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10:33 IST, June 27th 2021

IAF releases statement on blasts

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10:27 IST, June 27th 2021

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh takes cognizance of situation

As per the latest information, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has spoken to Vice Air Chief Air Marshal HS Arora regarding the blasts at Air Force Station in Jammu. The forensic team is on the spot. 

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10:27 IST, June 27th 2021

Twin explosions heard near the Jammu air base

On June 27, multiple blasts occurred in the premises of the technical area of the Jammu airbase, which were later confirmed to be drone attacks. Two blasts were heard within a gap of 5 minutes, the first blast sound is captured in the CCTV at 1.37 am while the second at 1.43 am. A team of Jammu and Kashmir police along with other security agencies and forensic experts rushed to the incident spot to further investigate the cause of the blast. Two Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel have suffered minor injuries in the drone explosions.

As per the latest sources, a high-level investigation team of the Indian Air Force (IAF) has been dispatched to Jammu. The possible target of the drones was the aircraft parked in the dispersal area. The area has been sealed. The blasts come days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a high-level meeting with J&K’s political parties and the Gupkar alliance, the first since the abrogation of Article 370 and the detention of the leaders. 

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