Troops thwarted drone activity at Jammu’s Ratnuchak-Kaluchak Military area: Army

Jammu/UNI: Army on Monday said that alert troops successfully thwarted the drone activity near Ratnuchak-Kaluchak Military Station along Jammu-Pathankot national highway here on city outskirts.

Jammu based Public Relation Officer, Ministry of Defence, Lt Col Devender Anand in an official statement said that on midnight of June 27-28, two separate Drone activities were spotted over Ratnuchak- Kaluchak Military area by alert troops.

“Immediately, high alert was sounded and Quick Reaction Teams engaged them with firing,” said the PRO.

He asserted that both the drones flew away and a major threat was thwarted by the alertness and proactive approach of troops.

“The security forces are on high alert and the search operation is in progress,” he said.

On Sunday morning, two blasts occurred at Jammu Air Force Station in which the explosives were believed to be airdropped from the drones leaving two IAF personnel injured and portions of the building damaged in the high security zone.

The teams of National Investigation Agency, Special Forces, Police, Senior IAF officers, reached the spot soon after the attack.

The matter is likely to be handed over to the NIA for probe.

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