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SOURCE: TIMES NOW

The BSF and Pakistan Rangers commandant level border meeting was held at the international border of BOP Octroi today.

During the meet, India lodged a strong protest regarding the violation of IB by Pakistan-based drones and also apprised the Pakistani commander to refrain from such activities. During the meeting, commanders of both border guarding forces discussed various issues including maintenance of border pillars and latest infrastructure activities on the border, Pakistan drone operations and other activities.

Both sides agreed to work for maintaining a peaceful atmosphere on the border

Pakistan Rangers also objected to the BSF defence construction work.

“Both commanders also agreed to resolve all operational matters and border issues with a mutual understanding. Both commanders agreed to work for maintaining a peaceful atmosphere on the border,” the BSF said.

Last month, National Security Guard (NSG) DG M.A. Ganapathi had called drone warfare a new challenge saying that the NSG is fully capable to handle it.

“Every security force needs to upgrade counter-drone technology. Drones are an easy way to create mischief, to drop bombs and payload like weapons and ammunition,” he said.

Drones were used to drop explosives at the IAF station

“To effectively deal with drone attacks, the Force is now equipped with counter-drone equipment, radar, jammers and drone killing guns,” Ganapathi said.

Referring to the up-gradation of the force in the last year, he further said that in light of the drone attacks on Jammu airport recently, the Counterterrorism Commando forces of NSG, equipped with anti-drone technology, have been deployed at the Jammu and Srinagar airports to provide anti-drone cover to these vital installations.

On June 27, drones were used to drop explosives at the Indian Air Force (IAF) station in Jammu airport and caused minor injuries to its two personnel.

After the terror attack, several border districts also banned or put restrictions on the use of drones.