The Air Force Station has put on high alert after two drones explosion took place in the high-security area on Sunday.
Reports said both blasts took place within a span of five to ten minutes in Sunday’s early morning. The first blast took place around 1:37 am that minorly damaged the Air Force Station’s roof while the second blast exploded in the air around 1:45 am.
The Air India Force confirmed the incident through their official tweeter handle, where they share some details about explosions. AIF said the explosion caused no damage to any of the equipment in the station but it has damaged the area minorly. A defense spokesperson said, all the AIF station area was sealed by security forces within minutes.
Additional Director General of Police, Mukesh Singh said the explosion was very powerful which can be heard from 1 KM, blast caused damage in the area and left two people injured. Singh said this is probably the first drone attack on any defence establishment in the country.
Meanwhile, it is suspected that the explosive drones were used to target the aircraft parked outside in the dispersal area and it is used to drop IEDs in the technical area of Jammu Air Force Station to trigger the blast.
This is not the first time drones are being used to blast, in the past as well, drones were used to drop weapons but couldn’t be detected by the radar.
Reports said the top official meeting is underway to take further step on the incident, the NSG’s Bomb Data Team and an NIA team are on their way to the Air Force Station to investigate the matter.
Meanwhile, the India-Pakistan border is around 14 km away from the Air Force Station, earlier it has been seen that weapons and other explosive devices have been dropped as far as 12 km inside Indian territory using drones.