Ground Report | New Delhi: After Srinagar Now Use: After Srinagar, there has been a ban on flying drones in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir. The Baramulla district administration has banned the storage, sale, possession, use, and transportation of drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
After Srinagar Now Use of drones banned in Baramulla
In an order issued today, it is appropriate to impose appropriate restrictions on the storage, sale, possession, use, and transportation of drones in district Baramulla.
The District Magistrate said that keeping in view the security situation, besides concerns of breach of privacy, nuisance, and trespass, it was extremely dangerous to operate Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in the sky within the territorial jurisdiction of Baramulla.
Therefore, the District imposed a ban/ban on the storage, sale, possession, use and transport of Drones/UAE within the territorial jurisdiction of District Baramulla.
“Furthermore, persons who already have drone cameras/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) of a similar type shall be immediately placed at the local police station under proper receipt,” the order said.
After Srinagar Now Use (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.
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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).
Involvement of Lashkar-e-Taiba or Jaish-e-Muhammad
In Srinagar, meanwhile, Lt. Gen. DP Pandey told a media channel that “there are indications of a state role behind the drone strikes and the involvement of Lashkar-e-Taiba or Jaish-e-Muhammad.”
However, India’s defense and security circles are concerned about the potential dangers of drone strikes. Emphasis is being placed on the strategy of breaking it and using digital machinery. In this regard, a high-level meeting was convened under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and consideration was given to providing digital technology to security agencies.
Drones also seen in Jammu
After two blast incidents at Air Force Station in Jammu at around 2 pm on Sunday night, the Indian Army had issued a statement saying that it has recorded the movements of two drones on the intervening night of 27 and 28 June.
Army spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand had issued a statement that the Indian Army recorded this activity in Ratnuchak-Kaluchak Military Area and after this, the security forces were warned.
Immediately after the high alert was announced, the Quick Reaction Team opened fire. The army has told that after the firing, both the drones flew away, and being alert, the security forces foiled the major threat.
At the same time, two explosions took place in the Air Force Station of Jammu late Sunday night. DGP Dilbag Singh had described both the blasts as ‘terrorist attacks’.