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India will need an effective deterrent response to the Jammu Air Base Blasts: Praveen Swami, Group Consulting Editor, Network18.The Indian Air Force (IAF) has set up an inquiry into the Jammu airport blast case. According to sources, the initial assessment has revealed that a small drone was used in the attack.Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbag Singh today termed the twin explosions at the high-security Indian Air Force station in the Jammu airport a terror attack. The police, IAF and other agencies were investigating the attack, he said. Two IAF personnel were injured when two explosives-laden drones crashed into the station around 1.40 am. The blasts 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 area of the city. The second one was on the ground, officials said. The explosions were likely triggered by a remote-controlled drone, sources have told News18, adding that an FIR for sabotage has been registered. Sources believe the blasts could be a drone attack since the patrol party at the Jammu technical area saw a light blink in the air. When they rushed to the spot, an explosion occurred in which two people sustained minor injuries. The combing ops did not result in the apprehension of anyone. Sources say that the current radars are equipped to detect incoming threats but drones are too small to be detected.#BreakingNews #JammuBlast #JammuAirportSubscribe our channel for latest news updates: http://bit.ly/2KGXvAW#GetCloserToTheNews with latest headlines on politics, sports and entertainment on https://bit.ly/2Y4QccLTo stay updated on-the-go, download the News18 App: · Google Play Store: http://bit.ly/2VcRTRc· Apple App Store: https://apple.co/2JceAmY Follow us for latest news, photos & videos:· Facebook: http://bit.ly/2vOO22u· Twitter: http://bit.ly/2HdNKch· Instagram: http://bit.ly/2PRgfiz. Telegram: https://bit.ly/2ZOalG0CNN-News18 is India’s most awarded English News Channel, and is one of the most respected and dynamic media brands in the country today. CNN-News18 has in a short time, redefined the limits and has set new standards for journalism in Indian news television through its differentiated programming and philosophy of inclusive journalism the spirit of ‘Whatever It Takes’. CNN-News18 continues to be India’s window to the world and world’s window into India. CNN-News18 has been awarded all the prestigious awards in the General News category in the country.