Drone attack at Jammu air base: 2 suspects detained, IAF chief monitoring situation | What has happened so far

Two explosions rocked the high security technical area of Air Force Station Jammu on the intervening night time of June 26-27. Two Indian Air Force personnel sustained minor accidents however are out of hazard.

As per an preliminary evaluation report finished by the safety institution, low-flying drones have been used to drop the 2 improvised explosive gadgets (IED). The doubtless targets have been helicopters parked there. No gear was broken, based on the Indian Air Force.

So far, two suspects have been detained. Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, who’s in Bangladesh on an official invitation, is continually monitoring the situation.

Here’s what has happened so far.

1) LOW INTENSITY EXPLOSIONS

“Two low intensity explosions were reported early Sunday morning in the technical area of Jammu Air Force Station. 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. Investigation is in progress along with civil agencies,” the official Twitter deal with of the Indian Air Force tweeted on Sunday morning.

The first blast ripped off the roof of a constructing at 1:37 am whereas the second was on the bottom at 1:42 am. The space was cordoned off by safety forces inside minutes.

2) NO CASUALTIES, MINOR INJURIES

There have been no casualties within the incident. Two Indian Air Force personnel suffered minor accidents. They didn’t require hospitalisation and are out of hazard.

3) TWO SUSPECTS DETAINED, FIR REGISTERED

Two suspects have been detained in Satwari space close to the Air Force station in reference to the blasts. They have been picked up for questioning.

Meanwhile, an FIR has additionally been registered at the Satwari Police station in Jammu underneath the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

4) INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY

Apart from the Indian Air Force’s inner evaluation, a National Investigation Agency group has arrived at the air power station and has begun an in depth search at the location. All angles are being probed.

A National Security Guard group and Special Forces group have additionally reached the station to gather proof.

5) INITIAL ASSESSMENT REPORT

An enormous gap within the roof of a constructing contained in the Jammu Air Force Station signifies that an aerial attack utilizing drones was a part of a plot to focus on helicopters, an initial assessment report said.

The blasts befell within the technical space close to the hangars suggesting that the helicopters there have been the targets.

6) DRONE ATTACK

It is suspected that low-flying drones were used to drop the two improvised explosive devices (IED). This might be the primary drone attack on any defence institution within the nation. An IAF patrol group noticed the ammunition being dropped, sources mentioned.

“Use of drone with payload in both the blasts at Jammu airfield suspected to drop the explosive material. Police have registered an FIR and investigation is on,” DGP Dilbagh Singh mentioned, including that the drone was operated by website close to the scene of the attack.

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Sources mentioned that the idea that the drone could have come from the worldwide border appears to be unlikely because it can’t go undetected given the gap between the Air Force Station and the border. The drone appears to have been operated from inside Jammu metropolis, they mentioned.

7) IAF CHIEF MONITORING SITUATION

Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, who’s in Bangladesh on an official invitation, is continually monitoring the situation.

Necessary directions have been handed to officers on floor for probe into the incident. Western Air Commander Air Marshal VR Chaudhari is on floor, senior IAF officers mentioned.

8) AIRPORT SECURITY REVIEW MEET

Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, held an pressing assembly with officers of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, Indian Air Force, National Security Guard, CRPF, Director Airport, Senior Superintendent of Police Budgam and others.

Airport safety was reviewed at the assembly. The risk of drone assaults and counter measures have been mentioned. On June 24, an alert that terrorists could perform drone assaults was issued in Kashmir.

9) HIGH ALERT

Three most important airports – Srinagar Airport, Srinagar Technical Airport and Awantipora air base have been placed on excessive alert after the blasts.

Ambala and Pathankot air power stations have been additionally placed on alert within the morning.

All flight operations at Jammu Airport are regular.

10) DEFENCE MINISTER REVIEWS SITUATION

On Sunday morning, defence minister Rajnath Singh spoke to the Vice Air Chief and Air Marshal HS Arora in regards to the incident in Jammu. From his official deal with, the Union minister tweeted that Air Marshal Vikram Singh was reaching Jammu to take inventory of the situation.

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