According to the order issued, keeping any kind of drones or other Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) will be prohibited.
Full Guidelines for Drone Use in Kashmir After Kathua, Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir, the administration in Srinagar also banned the use of drones and other flying objects on Sunday. This decision has been taken in view of security after the recent drone attack on the Air Force station in Jammu. Earlier, similar restrictions have been imposed in Kathua and Rajouri districts. Also Read – Jammu and Kashmir: Five terrorists killed, one jawan martyred in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district
According to the order issued, keeping any kind of drones or other Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) will be prohibited. The administration has said that those who already have such devices, submit them to the nearest police station. Significantly, two people were injured in the terrorist attack on the Jammu Air Force station. Also Read – Tamil Nadu’s naval base will destroy drones within a radius of 3 km, keeps an eye on China’s antics
While issuing the order, Srinagar District Magistrate Mohammad Aijaz said that there will be a ban on the possession/sell/deposit, use or transport of drones or similar UAVs in the district. Government departments that use drones will have to inform the local police station before doing anything like this. Also Read – Pulwama Encounter UPDATE: Three Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists killed in encounter, one soldier martyred
At the same time, in an order issued by Kathua District Magistrate Rahul Yadav, it has been said that it has been observed that the use of small drone cameras for taking photos and making videos in social and cultural functions has increased. Anti-national elements can use drones and flying objects to create risk, harm to human life in parts of Jammu and Kashmir.
“In the prevailing situation, a ban has been imposed on the use of drones and other flying objects to avoid any doubts and to secure the airspace near important installations and highly populated areas,” the District Magistrate said. ‘
High alert in Tamil Nadu, Kerala over possible drone infiltration
Central intelligence agencies are on high alert in Tamil Nadu and Kerala after the twin drone attack on the Air Force technical airport in Jammu on June 27. According to sources, the central agencies have asked the police of both Tamil Nadu and Kerala to remain alert and ready to infiltrate into the states, in which some terrorist groups are looking at the possibility of using drones. Following the Chinese occupation of Hambanthota port in Sri Lanka, intelligence from the Coast Guard and the Indian Navy are on high alert in the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu and southern regions of Kerala.
However, the security agencies were able to thwart the drone strikes in the Jammu region. But, the cost of stopping these drones is high and many states are not equipped with this technology. Already the defense establishment has started discussions with the Israeli defense establishments for the supply of high-end drone interceptors as Israel is the world leader in this technology.