PM Modi conducts high-level meet after Jammu drone attack

PM Modi conducts high-level meet after Jammu drone attack

Hummingbird News Desk

NEW DELHI, 29 JUNE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday chaired a high-level meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and other top bureaucrats to discuss the “futuristic challenges” in the defence sector. They also discussed the prevailing security issues the country is facing.

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Sources said a discussion on equipping Indian armed forces with modern pieces of equipment was also held during the meeting.

The meeting took place two days after a drone was used in a bid to attack an Indian Air Force base in Jammu, which left two personnel injured. Such kind of threat is the beginning of a new security threat for the country.

Both blasts took place within six minutes of each other, injuring two IAF personnel.

Earlier in the day, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) took up the investigation into the drone attack on the Jammu Air Force station.

Following the attack, a series of drones were again spotted in Jammu during the early hours of Tuesday. However, there was no official confirmation from the Army. On Monday, the Army had said drones were spotted flying out over the Kaluchak-Ratnuchak military stations. “A major threat was thwarted by the alertness and proactive approach of troops. The security forces are on high alert and a search operation is in progress,” Army PRO Lt Colonel Devender Anand had said.

On Monday, India had told the UN General Assembly that the possibility of the use of weaponised drones for terrorist activities against strategic and commercial assets calls for serious attention by the global community.

Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, V.S.K. Kaumudi, Special Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, said, “Another add-on to existing worries is the use of drones”, explaining that they are a “low-cost option and easily available”.

The utilisation of these aerial/sub-surface platforms for sinister purposes by terrorist groups, such as intelligence collection, weapon/explosives delivery, and targeted attacks has become an imminent danger and challenge for security agencies worldwide, Kaumudi said.

Modi also discussed ways to promote start-ups and engage the youth in more research and development works.

Earlier in the day, the main opposition party Congress said that a credible and comprehensive policy and measures are needed to tackle drone attacks by Pakistan-based terror outfits. Congress general secretary and chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the Modi government needs to act on the strategic advice of experts instead of focusing on mere headlines management.

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