New Delhi: Cases of drones being sent through drones to Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir more than doubled this year in 2022, said Director General of Border Security Force (BSF DG) Pankaj Kumar Singh. BSF DG Singh said that the cases of sending drugs and weapons through drones along the border of Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir with Pakistan have increased rapidly, but the alert soldiers are engaged in foiling every conspiracy of the neighboring country.
The Director General of BSF said on November 12 that drugs, arms and ammunition are being sent through drones from across the border. He said the BSF is looking for concrete solutions to tackle the problem. He said the BSF has recently set up a state-of-the-art laboratory at a camp in Delhi to conduct forensic studies on drones and the results have been very encouraging.
The BSF chief said intelligence agencies are capable of gathering information on the place from where the criminals are operating from across the border, what is their whereabouts. The inaugural function of the forensic lab was presided over by Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla through a webinar session during which the BSF chief gave this information.
On November 8, the movement of drones of the neighboring country was seen near Jagdish Chowki adjacent to Pakistan in Ferozepur, Punjab. BSF jawans fired targeting drones and also released owl bombs. During the search operation, a Pakistani drone was recovered from a field.
Earlier, on October 14, at around 5.45 am, the BSF targeted and dropped a Pakistani drone near the border in Ajnala, Amritsar. After the incident, a search operation was launched in a radius of five kilometers around.