“In light of the incident, security has been heightened in all police posts along the border,” said Jammu district senior superintendent of police (SSP) Chandan Kohli. All police stations have been instructed to remain vigilant and maintain 24-hour surveillance.”
Security has been increased to prevent any possible attempt to drop explosives using drones, he added. “Being a border district, where we have recovered weapons dropped by Pakistani drones twice in recent times, we are on red alert all year,” said Kathua senior superintendent of police (SSP) RC Kotwal.
Two Indian Air Force personnel were injured in June 2021 after Pakistani drones dropped explosives at the high-security IAF station in Satwari.
On August 18, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted searches in the districts of Jammu, Srinagar, Kathua, Samba, and Doda in connection with the interception of a drone used for the delivery of arms, ammunition, and explosives by a key module of The Resistance Front (TRF), an offshoot of Lashkar-e-Taiba.
While the BSF detected approximately 79 drone flights along the India-Pakistan international border in 2020, that number increased to 109 in 2021 and “more than doubled to 266 this year.”