Pakistan’s involvement in drone strike on IAF station cannot be ruled out: J&K DGP | India News – Times of India

J: Participation of Pakistan Drone attack on AN Air Force The station here cannot be ruled out as Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), a terrorist group based out of that country, is strongly suspected to be behind it, Jammu and Kashmir Police Chief Dilbagh Singh said on Friday.
Singh said the use of armed drones by Pakistan-based terrorists poses a “very serious threat” to the security system and the security of vital places and individuals needs to be re-looked.
The police chief told reporters, “We have a very serious and strong suspicion of the involvement of Lashkar-e-Taiba in this case. Since Lashkar-e-Taiba is involved and the organization is run from Pakistan, it is in a way of Pakistan. Involvement cannot be ruled out.” On the sidelines of a function in Kathua district.
He said that the extent to which Pakistani agencies are involved in this will be known only when the investigation progresses.
National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the investigation of the first-of-its-kind drone attack on Indian Air Force (IAF) station at Jammu airport on June 27.
Two bombs were dropped from the drone, injuring two airmen with minor injuries. The first blast occurred from the roof of a single-storey building in the technical area of ​​the Jammu airport operated by the Indian Air Force. The other was lying on the ground. A cocktail of explosive material, including RDX, is believed to have been used.
Referring to the seizure of an improvised explosive device (IED) of 5.5 kg in Jammu hours after the twin blasts at the Indian Air Force station, Singh said, “They were planning to detonate in a crowded place so that the biggest Possible Casualties. But luckily we were able to nab and nab the fellow (terrorist) who gave some clues and we were able to recover the IED and prevent a major terrorist attack.
Director General of police (DGP) said that there had been more than a dozen incidents before this, in which Lashkar-e-Taiba was involved in dismantling narcotics using weapons, ready-made IEDs and drones.
When asked whether the IED recovery and the IAF bombing are linked, he said, “I cannot say at this point of time that the two are linked.” But we are trying to prove if there is a connection.”
The DGP said that it is quite possible that the drones may have come from across the border.
“In the earlier drone dropping, the drones used to cover a distance of 10 to 15 km and the aerial distance of Jammu airport (from the international border) does not exceed that. The particular route which is suspected to be taken by the drone if it came from across Had he been there, he too would have come within a radius of 15 km.”
Singh said there have been incidents of drones being shot down in Jammu and Akhnoor and Arnia on the outskirts of Samba and pointed to the initial indications of the apprehended and interrogation.
“It is quite possible that it (drone) came from across, but other angles will not be ruled out at this stage as well,” he said.
Responding to a question about the danger posed by the use of armed drones, Singh said it poses a very serious threat to the security system.
“Under international protocol, such activity should not take place, but if it has started and some terrorist organizations are involved, then it is a serious threat. We keep an eye on the safety of important places and important persons. Hazard does not respect safety standards.”


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