Indian Air Force base attack: Drones spotted in Jammu again


Two drones were spotted again over military installations in Jammu and Indian troops fired at them on Wednesday, three days after the city witnessed the first weaponized drone attack on an Indian military installation on June 27.

Police sources said two drones were spotted around 6am over Indian Army installations in Miran Sahib and Kunjwani areas of Jammu city. “Alert troops fired at these drones after which they withdrew,” sources said.

On Tuesday, drones were spotted over military camps in the Kaluchak and Ratnuchak areas of the city, which were also fired upon.

An Indian Army statement said: “”On midnight of 27-28 June 2021, two separate drone activities were spotted over Ratnuchak-Kaluchak Military area by alert troops. Immediately, high alert was sounded and Quick Reaction Teams engaged them with firing. Both the Drones flew away.”

In the June 27 attack, a drone — or many, it is unclear — dropped improvised explosive devices in the Jammu station of the Indian Air Force. The IAF’s official Twitter handle called them “low intensity explosions.”