2 consecutive explosions occurred at the high-security Jammu Air Force station in the early hours of June 27, injuring 2 personnel on duty in the technical area.
It is perhaps the first time that suspected Pakistan-based terrorists have used unmanned aerial vehicles in an attack, the officials said.
Jammu and Kashmir director general of police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Sunday termed the twin explosions at the high-security Indian Air Force station at Jammu airport a ‘terror attack’.
“Drones with payload were used in both the blasts at Jammu airfield. Police have registered an FIR at Satwari police station,” he said, hours before the NIA formally took over the probe.
The J&K Police chief also said that police are probing the blasts along with other investigating agencies. A case under the Explosives Act and other sections has been registered at Satwari police station.
This is the first time drones have been used in a terror attack and it shows a new era where commercialised drones are being weaponised.
These drones can perform low-cost and high-impact terror strikes for which our defence forces need to be ready.