Ground Report | New Delhi: 2.5 kg RDX was in bombs: About two and a half kilograms of RDX have been used in two drones dropped by suspected extremists on June 27 at the Air Force Station in Jammu. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) took over the investigation of the incident on June 29.
2.5 kg RDX was in bombs dropped
The officials said that ‘investigations conducted by investigators have indicated the involvement of Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists who were getting help from Pakistan’s intelligence agency Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI).’
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He said that the investigation has revealed that the bomb and about 2.5 kg RDX explosives were sent by drone from across the border. The distance from Jammu airport to the international border is 14 kilometers.
Officials said the use of RDX in the blast was confirmed after testing samples from the spot. He said that one bomb contained one and a half kilograms while the other contained one kilogram of RDX.
Security agencies are making arrangements to deal with this new threat after suspected drone attacks on the Air Force station in Jammu and sightings of them near several other military installations. (2.5 kg RDX was in bombs)
Use of drones banned
Meanwhile, the Srinagar district administration has banned drones. Not only flying drones but keeping them indoors and selling them has also been banned. Those who already have drones have been asked to deposit them at the nearest police station. Earlier in Rajouri and Kathua districts also the administration has banned drones.
Citing security reasons, Srinagar DM Mohammad Aijaz has said in the order that the use, stockpiling, sale of drones and other such UAVs is being prohibited in Srinagar district. It has also been said in the order that those who have drone cameras or other such UAVs should submit them to the local police station.
Use of drones banned (Pak-India border)
In June last year, the BSF shot down a drone allegedly coming from across the border in Kathua. When the drone was shot down, a semi-automatic carbine, ammunition and a grenade were recovered from it. The drone weighed about 18 kg and was flying with a weight of 5-6 kg. According to security agencies, most of the drones were made in China.
In response to a question in the Lok Sabha on the threat of drone strikes in September last year, the Home Ministry had said that “necessary instructions have been issued to deal with the threat of drone strikes in the country.” The same question was asked last March. In response to another question, the government said it had “issued a standard procedure (SOP) to prevent drone strikes on key security installations.” (Use of drones banned).