NEW DELHI: Authorities are investigating the possible use of drones after two consecutive explosions took place at the high security Jammu Air Force station in the early hours of Sunday.
Here is what we know so far.
- The first blast, which took place around 1.40 am, 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, which took place within a gap of five minutes, was on the ground, the officials said.
- The area was sealed by security forces within minutes.
- According to sources, two IAF personnel suffered minor injuries. There was no damage to any equipment.
- The incident is being investigated as a terror attack, J&K DGP told ANI.
- A suspect has been lifted and is being interrogated. More suspects likely to be picked up.
- Defence minister Rajnath Singh’s office said he spoke to Vice Air Chief, Air Marshal HS Arora over the explosions.
- Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria has been apprised about the explosions. The IAF chief is on a three-day visit to Bangladesh from Saturday.
- Air Marshal Vikram Singh is reaching Jammu to take stock of the situation.
- The people familiar with the defence and security establishment said all angles in the explosions are being probed.
- Various probe teams including that of the IAF and National Investigation Agency have also reached the Air Force station.
- Jammu airport is a civil airport with the runway and the ATC under the IAF.
- The local police has also started its investigation and an FIR has been registered.
- Jammu Airport director Pravat Ranjan Beuria told PTI that there was no disruption in the flight operations due to the explosions.
With inputs from agenciesSource