The fear of drones has refused to die down, as government forces spotted flying objects at three separate places in Jammu for the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday.
Sources told a local news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that drones were seen hovering over Miran Sahib, Kaluchak and Kunjwani areas of Jammu, where military has significant presence.
“Around 4:40 am one unidentified flying object with the height of 1000 meter was sighted near Goswami enclave Kaluchak and about 4:52 am one more flying object was seen near Air Force signal Kunjwani area,” sources said, adding that all the activity was witnessed near defence installations.
In the last four days, at least seven drones have been spotted in and around Jammu’s vital military installations.
Meanwhile, Director General (DG) of National Security Guard (NSG), M A Ganapathy, who is also DG, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security and Director General Central Industrial Security Force, Subodh Kumar Jaiswal arrived in Jammu to assess the situation, which is emerging post drone strikes on the Indian Air Force.
Officials said that the they visited Air Forces Station and assessed the situation.
They said they chaired a high-level security preparedness meeting at Police Headquarters Jammu. “Top police officers from Jammu division along with officers from the intelligence agencies also participated in the meeting,” they said.
Meanwhile, the authorities in Rajouri have banned operation of drones and low flying objects, following the Sunday attack on military installation in Jammu with drones.
Following the order, issued by Rajouri district magistrate R K Shavan, the government agencies using drones for mapping, surveys and surveillance will have to first inform the local police station incharge and executive magistrate.
The order stated that those who have drones for commercial use like wedding photography, movie making, survey etc. asked to deposit their drones to the nearest police station against proper receipt—(KNO)