2 Bombs Exploded in Jammu Airbase by Suspected Drones, 2 Arrested

2 army personnel standing outside Jammu Airbase Station

Today two bombs were exploded in the Jammu airbase of the Indian air force. One blast, which exploded at 1.29 am, caused damage to the roof of a building at the technical area of Jammu airport. Another blast occurred at 1.32 am in the open area. 

Two Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel have suffered minor injuries in the explosions, news agency ANI mentioned sources.

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, who is in Ladakh today for reviewing the preparation of defense forces in Ladakh, spoke to Vice Air Chief Marshal HS Arora regarding the blasts at the Station. 

As per reports of Times Now, Jammu police had taken two persons into custody in connection with the blasts. The Jammu and Kashmir Police have reportedly lodged an FIR under Sections 16 and 18 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

According to reports, there is suspicion that the attack was conducted through drones. They tried to target the aircraft parked in the dispersal area. 

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Senior officials, police, and forensic experts rushed to the scene. Security forces sealed the area within minutes.

IAF Jammu Airbase is situated 13 km from the international border between India and Pakistan in Jammu. According to the media, there is suspicion that the drones at night have come from Pakistan. Drones were used to drop weapons in the past as they cannot be detected by radar.

Commander-in-chief of the Indian Air Force’s Western Air Command, Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari, will likely visit the spot later today.

Two low-intensity explosions were reported early Sunday morning in the technical area of Jammu Airbase. One caused minor damage to the roof of a building while the other exploded in an open area. There was no damage to any equipment. The investigation is in progress along with civil agencies,” the Indian Air Force tweeted.

On 24 June central government talked with political parties of Jammu and Kashmir on the delimitation process. 

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Earlier, Pakistan’s foreign minister and government officials warned India on changing any scenario in Jammu and Kashmir.

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