HIGHLIGHTS:

  • · Director general of the NSG, M A Ganapathy has stated that the anti-drone systems were installed by the federal force in order to intercept any kind of drone attacks
  • · The development comes ahead of an incident on June 27, in which the Jammu Air Force station was attacked by two unnamed aerial vehicles (UAVs)
  • · Ganapathy in his statement has added that the bomb disposal expert team of the agency has successfully resisted ‘tiffin bombs’ being dropped from across the border

On Saturday, the director-general of the National Security Guard (NSG), M A Ganapathy has stated that anti-drone systems were installed by the specialized force in Srinagar and Jammu air force stations in order to intercept any kind of drone attacks. According to sources, the measures by the NSG have been fruitful in the last few months, in terms of tracking a few drones and give a timely alert to the relevant agencies.

Earlier on June 27, the Jammu Air Force Station was attacked by two unnamed aerial vehicles (UAVs) which hovered from across the border and damaged a part of the building by dropping two 3 kg to 5 kg improvised explosive devices (IEDS) at the air facility. The case remains under the investigation of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and relevant connections of The Resistance Front (TRF), an offshoot of Lashkar-e-Taiba with the attack, have been discovered.

The latest developments of the specialized commando force deploying the anti-drone systems come ahead of the incident. Since the attack of June 27, the government of India has held a number of meetings with several agencies, private organizations and the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), in order to emphasize the installation of anti-drone systems across the western border.

Both Srinagar and Jammu Indian Air Force (IAF) stations have been grouped as ‘sensitive’ installations. On the 37th raising day program of the National Security Guard (NSG), Ganapathy said that the profiles of the counter-hijack commando and the federal counter-terrorist forces are being intensified in order to deal with the gradually increasing challenges on security.

The director-general has stated, “The NSG has been deployed at the Srinagar and Jammu IAF stations to provide security cover to the facilities against drone attacks and this system is working successfully.” The DG said that the resources of the NSG include anti-drone-equipments, radars, jammers and drone destroyer guns contributing to the security.

Ganapathy is his statement has added that the bomb disposal expert team of the agency has successfully resisted ‘tiffin bombs’ being dropped from across the border. The dropping of a number of tiffin bomb incidents in Punjab is being investigated by the NIA. Sources have reported that a case was filed by the federal anti-terror probe agency in order to investigate the transportation of an advanced tiffin bomb along with 100 pistol cartridges and hand grenades through a drone, which was launched by the Khalistani terrorists backed by Pakistan on August 9, at Daleke village situated in Lopoke sub-division of Amritsar.

Nityanand Rai, the minister of state for home affairs, who has been an attendee at the NSG raising day event has appreciated the operations of the ‘black cats’ and has also stated that a self-contained security policy for the country has been introduced by PM Modi.

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