Drones With Medicine, Arms Downed 28 Instances In 3 Yrs | Chandigarh Information


CHANDIGARH: As many as 28 incidents of restoration of drones concerned in smuggling of arms and narcotics have been detected by safety businesses alongside the Pakistan border in Punjab over the past three years as much as February 28.
These drones had been caught smuggling over 125kg heroin, 100 grams of opium, seven pistols/revolvers, one 9 mm pistol, 14 magazines, 132 rounds of ammunition, six detonators and 4.75 kg of different explosives from throughout the Pakistan border. Union minister of state for house affairs Nisith Pramanik shared this data within the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, whereas responding to a query raised by Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal.
“Anti-drone programs have been deployed in border areas of Punjab to counter drone threats. Additional, an anti-rogue drone SOP (customary working process) has been formulated and circulated to discipline items and is being adopted,” knowledgeable the Union minister, whereas explaining the steps taken by the central authorities to forestall arms and medicines coming from Pakistan. He added that the Border Safety Drive (BSF) is within the means of procurement of extra anti-drone programs to be put in on the Indo-Pak border in Punjab, for which trials are happening.
Additionally, an in depth vulnerability mapping has been carried out alongside the Indo-Pak border, together with in Punjab, to strengthen surveillance by deploying automobiles and extra particular surveillance gear. Built-in surveillance expertise outfitted with closed circuit tv (CCTV) and pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras, infrared (IR) sensors, and infrared alarm with command and management programs have additionally been put in on the worldwide border, he added. The Union ministry of house affairs (MHA) has established an anti-rogue drone expertise committee (ARDTC) beneath supervision of director basic of BSF with a mandate to guage the expertise accessible to counter rogue drones and certify its effectiveness in coping with rogue drones.
The BSF additionally informs the native police instantly as quickly any such drone motion is noticed for search in inside areas and nakas are recurrently laid in suspected dropping zones of drones. Individuals residing in border areas have been sensitised about unmanned air automobiles (UAV) or drone actions, their seemingly safety implications, and they’re inspired to tell about any such actions to safety businesses. Apart from efficient domination of the worldwide border being accomplished by BSF by finishing up round the clock surveillance, a border fence has been erected, border floodlights have been put in to gentle up the realm when it’s darkish, and intelligence community has been strengthened together with coordination with different safety businesses, he added.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here