This yr, drone intrusions on the Indo-Pak border have nearly doubled as terrorist organisations and drug traffickers working from Pakistan have stepped up their use to move weapons and medicines.
Information compiled by the Border Safety Power (BSF) revealed that 107 drone sightings had been reported within the first seven months of this yr, a slight enhance from 2021. 93 out of the drones’ intrusions had been detected in Punjab. Moreover, Jammu reported 14 drone intrusions.
A BSF officer mentioned, “There are still five months left in this year and activity to smuggle arms and explosives through various routes usually increase towards winters. Also, these are just those drones which our jawans could hear, notice, or locals informed us about. It is very difficult to intercept, stall and deactivate all the drones at such a vast border,” mentioned a Hindustan Occasions report.
A senior official said that terrorist teams like LeT and its allies in Jammu and Kashmir despatched payloads via Amritsar, Jalandhar, and Gurdaspur in Punjab repeatedly by utilizing Chinese language drones to ship weapons and IEDs up to now two years. Moreover, Lashkar-e-Taiba outfit the Resistance Entrance (TRF) attacked Jammu Air Power Station with two drones, utilizing unnamed aerial automobiles (UAV) that dropped two IEDs weighing between 3kg and 5 kg every.
With the help of native police, BSF has tried to shoot down a number of drones and has additionally carried out a variety of applied sciences, akin to “Anti-Drone Guns”, to impede the drones’ radio and GPS indicators and compel them to land.
In keeping with consultants, Pakistan-based teams use drones to keep away from seize of males and scale back prices.
Consultants consider that drones are changing human mules and serving to in terrorist infiltration; they’re straightforward to make use of from a coated location or constructing on the opposite aspect of the border.
(With inputs from companies)