J&K Police Shot Down a Drone Which Carried IED of About 5 Kilos
On Friday Jammu and Kashmir police shot a drone carrying Improvised Explosive Device (IED) material weighing up to five kilos in a border area of Jammu district.
“At about 1.00 am on Friday the drone made a low flight to release the payload (IED), when it was shot down. So the danger was averted,” ADGP Mukesh Singh told reporters here. He said it was carrying a payload of five-kg IED material in a semi-assembled state. Only wires had to be connected to it to trigger a blast.
According to reports, the flying object was a Hexa m-copter with six wings. It had a GPS device and a flight controller, the officer said. “A possible IED blast has been prevented,” Singh added.
Singh said that “These drones can travel up to 20 kilometers with a payload of 10 to 12 kg. The aerial distance between the place where the drone was shot down and the border is about six to seven kilometers“.
The AGDP said the terrorist group such said Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) have acquired flight controllers. The drone was made of equipment from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.
“We have recovered the same threads and it is now confirmed that a similar one had dropped the payload at IAF station,” said Mukesh Singh, an additional director general of Jammu and Kashmir police.
Since 2019 over 325 drones have been sighted along the border with Pakistan, the terrorists use them to drop arms, ammunition, drugs, and money to fuel terrorism in the region.