Drone-dropped arms present in Akhnoor


Tribune News Service

Jammu, September 22

In a recent case of aerial dropping of arms and ammunition by way of drone from the Pakistan facet, the J&Okay Police and the Army discovered drone-dropped arms at Sohal Khad, near the Line of Control (LoC), within the Akhnoor sub-division of Jammu district late on September 21 night time.

According to official sources, a crew of the J&Okay Police and particular forces troops of the Army launched an operation in border areas of Sohal Khad, Shamshan Ghat, Punnu Chowk, Sohal Market and located two consignments of arms and ammunition.

The recoveries

Shridhar Patil, SSP, Jammu, stated they recovered two AK-47 assault rifles, three AK magazines, 90 rounds of seven.62 MM ammunition, one Star Pistol, two pistol magazines, 14 rounds of 9 MM ammunition (Star Pistol), packaging stuff containing blue thermocol wrapped in adhesive tape with picket connected fittings (fittings two packets) and artificial/parachute thread two rolls about 300m in size every.

While laying palms on the consignment, the sound of a drone was heard, however as a result of darkness, the identical was not seen. Continuous search led to the restoration of one other consignment of arms and ammunition. “The arms and ammunition were airdropped by terrorists to carry out terror activities in J&K in Kashmir Valley. The initial probe suggests that the Jaish-e-Mohammed is behind this,” stated Shridhar Patil, SSP, Jammu.

Patil stated preliminary investigation revealed that the drone may transfer a distance of 13-14 km. This is a brand new approach being utilized by terror teams to drop weapons for his or her handlers, he stated.

The SSP stated they recovered two AK-47 assault rifles, three AK magazines, 90 rounds of seven.62 MM ammunition, one Star Pistol, two pistol magazines, 14 rounds of 9 MM ammunition (Star Pistol), packaging stuff containing blue thermocol wrapped in adhesive tape with picket connected fittings (fittings two packets) and artificial/parachute thread two rolls about 300m in size every.

Meanwhile, there was a sudden rise within the incidents of utilizing drones for dropping arms, ammunition and narcotics in the direction of this facet of the border from the Pakistan facet.

On September 19, safety businesses had arrested three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants from Rajouri district and recovered an enormous amount of arms and ammunition from their possession. These have been dropped by from throughout the LoC in Rajouri district.

On June 20, the BSF had shot down an arms-laden Pakistan drone in Rathua village of the Hiranagar sector in Kathua district.



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