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a close up of a plane: Drones were spotted in Jammu for the fourth consecutive day after Jammu air base attack. (Image for representation: Reuters)

Drones were spotted in Jammu for the fourth consecutive day after Jammu air base attack. (Image for representation: Reuters)

Drones were spotted near three different defence installations in Jammu for the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday. Drones were first used in Sunday’s attack on the Jammu Air Force Station.

Security has been strengthened across Kashmir in view of the threat posed by possible drone attacks.

Moreover, officials from the Union Home Ministry, the director general of the National Security Guard (NSG) and the director general of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) have been sent to Jammu to assess the situation.


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Security personnel stand guard at IAF station in Jammu. (Photo: PTI)

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday took charge of the investigation into the Sunday attack. The initial probe into the drone attack has pointed to the involvement of Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, said Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh.


1. Two explosions, within a gap of five minutes, rocked the technical area of Jammu airport in the early hours of Sunday, in what is suspected to be the first drone attack on any defence establishment in India.

The agencies involved in the probe of the twin blasts suggested that two drones were used to drop the explosives on the air base. They said it was almost certain that the drones were launched from a nearby area and were pulled back by the handlers later.

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2. A day after the attack on Jammu air base, two drones were found hovering over the Kaluchak military station on the intervening night of June 27-28. A high alert was then sounded in the Jammu area, particularly in Army stations.

A Jammu-Kashmir police official told India Today, “Two quadkopters were spotted on a stretch of the Kaluchak-Purmandal road on the Jammu Pathankot national highway. The suspected objects were flying near the Kalucheck military station.”

“Both drones flew away. A major threat was thwarted by the alertness and proactive approach of troops,” he said, adding the security forces are on high alert and a search operation is in progress.

3. On Tuesday, drones were spotted at three different locations — Kunjwani, Sunjwan and Kaluchak areas of Jammu — around 2.30 am.

The drones, however, couldn’t be traced after some time. Kunjwani, which is in Jammu city and near the Satwari Air Force station, is around 6.5 km from Sunjwan and 4.5 km from Kaluchak. The aerial distance from the Jammu airport to the international border is 14 km.

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4. On Wednesday, drones were spotted at three different places in Jammu yet again. Sources told India Today TV that drones were seen hovering over Miran Sahib, Kaluchak and Kunjwani areas of Jammu in the wee hours of Wednesday.

“Today, from around 4.40 am, one unidentified flying object/drone was seen hovering over Kaluchak. At 4.52 am, another flying object/drone was seen near the Air Force station signal in Kunjwani area of Jammu,” sources told India Today.

5. Meanwhile, the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), which guards the Indo-Nepal border, seized eight China-made drones from a car in East Champaran district on Wednesday.


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